Assistant Director of Programming

Assistant Director of Programming
Friday, December 14, 2012 (All day)

Assistant Director, Programming at the University of Michigan

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of the Institute for the Humanities (HI) on the development of projects, initiatives and programs related to interdisciplinary humanities projects with an emphasis on digital humanities.



Work with the Director and Key Administrator as part of a strategic team to determine future directions and projects for the Institute with a focus on imagining, planning and providing programmatic support to new initiatives and programs under HI sponsorship. Work with the HI Director to build connections between UM and CIC universities through shared programmatic opportunities, exchanges, and other forms of cooperative projects. Collaborate with and provide support for units across campus in order to foster the development of digital humanities. Work closely with HI staff to coordinate and provide support to programming activities of the Humanities Institute.


Develop and manage a set of undergraduate internships. Develop and maintain connections to other LSA student engagement programs. Work with other humanities units to develop undergraduate initiatives. Develop and implement a strategy for encouraging undergraduate students to participate in HI programs and opportunities. Initiate and strengthen connections with the LSA Honors program.


  • Investigate possible funding sources from granting agencies for future projects. Coordinate and write grant proposals as appropriate.
  • Work closely with LSA Development providing programmatic support for fundraising initiatives and programs within the Institute.
  • Coordinate work efforts of HI staff relating to unit programming in support of the initiatives outlined above including publicity, event planning and coordination, and program evaluation.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have three to five years of progressive experience managing projects and programs in a University setting; an advanced degree (M.A. or equivalent) in the humanities and/or information sciences with significant years of directly related experience in the humanities; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work with a diverse group of faculty and staff, across disciplines and at various levels of the University; project coordination and management experience; experience in grant writing and communicating with funding agencies; the ability to work independently while exercising sound judgement and decision making skills; demonstrated trouble shooting and problem solving skills; the ability to multitask; excellent computing skills including MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and Google (mail, calendar, docs, sites); some staff coordination and/or supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications

Experience and expertise in some aspect of digital humanities (DH) work; knowledge of scholarly and pedagogical currents in DH work, including digital communication. The ability to network, form relationships and collaborate with faculty and staff across the University is critical. The ideal candidate has the ability to think outside the box with the ability to think creatively and imaginatively about the programmatic possibilities and directions for the Institute with a practical ability to understand the details behind implementing those ideas. Experience working with and on an undergraduate curriculum. A strong preference for a candidate with a PhD in the humanities and/or information sciences.

Additional Information

The target salary range for this position is $52,000-$62,000. The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The position may increase to 100% during the academic year depending on programmatic need to be evaluated at the end of the 12-13 academic year. If the position increases to 100% during the academic year it will remain at 80% during the summer months of mid-May to mid-August.

This position is term limited through June 30, 2017. The position may be extended depending on programmatic need and extended budgetary support. Application period closes on December 14, 2012.

Full job posting can be found here.



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