Digital Projects Coordinator, Experimental Humanities at Bard College

Monday, December 15, 2014 (All day)

The Experimental Humanities initiative at Bard College seeks a Digital Projects Coordinator to join its ranks beginning July 2015. Bard’s Experimental Humanities initiative is Bard’s liberal arts-driven answer to the Digital Humanities. It emphasizes both “new” media technologies and the reconsideration of “old” media in the study of what it means to be human, as well as the role of experimentation in humanistic scholarship, learning, and the arts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the initiative by looking over our website at http://eh.bard.edu.

The Digital Projects Coordinator will be crucial to the development of Bard’s vibrant and growing Experimental Humanities program. The successful candidate will work with faculty and students from a range of disciplines to help them develop thoughtfully designed scholarly, pedagogical, and artistic projects using a variety of platforms. This person will also oversee the administrative work of the Experimental Humanities Initiative, so should be comfortable working in a range of environments and will be able to manage diverse duties and projects.  The ideal Digital Projects Coordinator will be a self-motivated, creative thinker with wide interests and excellent interpersonal skills. S/he should be eager to foster and sustain productive relationships across the campus, and able to teach technology skills to new users.

The Digital Projects Coordinator will be encouraged to bring her/his own research interests into dialogue with other EH projects, and will have the opportunity to teach one “practice-rich” course per year in the college.

PhD required, open field, although the candidate must be familiar with the types of scholarship and teaching done in the humanities and social sciences. Demonstrated excellent general knowledge of some or all of the following required: creative applications (Adobe Creative Suite, iLife suite); content management systems (Wordpress, Drupal, Omeka, wikis); programming or scripting languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript); markup languages (XML, KML); database systems (FileMakerPro, PHP, MySQL); other analytical and visualization software (Google Earth, ArcGIS, Voyant, etc.).

Applications will accepted through December 15th, 2014. The position will begin July 2015.

To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (up to 30 pages), project material/links, and a teaching statement speaking specifically to experimental and digital humanities pedagogical practices through Interfolio by Committee. Link at the Bard HR page.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes application from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

 

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