The University of the South has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build a Southern Studies Program that focuses on digital humanities and forming interinstitutional learning communities. The Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator is committed to developing and promoting the study of the American South (broadly conceived) within the digital humanities to contribute to the creation of a Southern Studies Program (SSP). The Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator plays a key role in supporting the SSP director and administering the day-to-day affairs of Sewanee’s SSP. This is a three-year term position.
- Develop and promote the study of the American South (broadly conceived) within the digital humanities to contribute to the creation of a Southern Studies Program (SSP).
- Promote the appropriate uses of emerging technologies in teaching and learning and oversee the development and execution of pedagogy-focused programming for faculty.
- Support research and teaching in fields directly related to the SSP and seek to engage participating faculty members across the campus who wish to bring blended and/or digital approaches and materials to bear on teaching and student research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
- Provide critical support for faculty who are developing digital methods courses and capstone projects in Southern Studies.
Consult with Sewanee faculty members on digital projects relevant to their teaching and research in connection with the SSP
- Serve as the project administrator for the Southern Studies Project, assisting the director with the day-to-day administration of the program. This will include helping with logistics for academic conferences on the University campus, visits by individual lecturers and scholars, and other initiatives of the Southern Studies program, such as a summer Archaeological Field School.
Master’s Degree in a relevant humanities field (PhD preferred) or in a related field with demonstrated record of scholarship and expertise on the southern United States.
*Experience with web-based digital humanities development (for instance, Omeka, Java, HTML, or D3).
*Experience of teaching or research in one of the core relevant fields with a focus on technology, New Media, Public History, or related field.
*Have expertise in one or more of these academic disciplines: American History, American Studies, American Literature, Public History, Africana Studies, Gender Studies.
Other essential attributes include:
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Ability to take initiative, complete projects, and prioritize multiple demands.
*Experience creating or managing metadata.
*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial environment.
*Training in instructional design and experience with geographic information systems, humanities data visualization, and new or experimental modes of presenting humanities work in electronic formats.
For more information on how to apply, visit https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/3418