The Bryn Mawr College Library is seeking a dynamic scholar to lead the development of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, an online portal to support original research, teaching, and the exchange of ideas about the history of women’s education, both in the United States and worldwide. The Center’s website (http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/) has been live since September 2012, and includes online exhibitions on the history of women’s education, instructional materials to facilitate teaching about the history of women’s education, and a resources and news section to connect scholars working in the field. The Director will be responsible for further developing, editing, and curating the content of the site, for building connections with other scholars and institutions working in women’s education, for organizing and hosting events connected with the Center, and for working with a project advisory board made up of prominent scholars in the field. The Center currently has two outstanding grant applications that, if successful, will be the responsibility of the Director to administer. The first is a planning project for the development of a portal for searching the digital collections maintained by the Seven Sisters Colleges, and the second is a project to build connections and digital collections in cooperation with women’s colleges in other countries. Planning future projects and grant proposal writing will be an important parts of the Director’s role. The Director is part of the Special Collections Department within the library, and will have an opportunity to be formally connected with an academic department. The Director will also participate in the growing digital humanities program being cooperatively developed by Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. The position begins during the fall of 2013, and is funded for two years. The successful candidate will be encouraged to take part in the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries.
The Director must have a PhD in the humanities or social sciences, preferably within the field of women’s history, the history of education or a cognate field. The ideal candidate will have excellent written, oral and presentation skills, experience with grant writing, a track record of research in the field of women’s and/or educational history, and experience on a digital humanities project. Experience in the field of digital humanities will be a significant advantage, particularly experience with Omeka, the platform used to create the Center’s site, and with WordPress, Tumblr, Twitter and other social media tools.
Environment: The Bryn Mawr College Library http://www.brynmawr.edu/library/ is at once a strong undergraduate college library and a research library in a number of fields in the humanities and the sciences. The Library is a part of Bryn Mawr's Information Services, a department that was organized in 2001 to bring together the library, computing, and instructional technology operations. The library works closely with the libraries of Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges through the Tri-College Consortium, one of the most influential academic library consortia in the country.
Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts institution located approximately 11 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, and it serves a population of 1,800 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College has a long tradition of educational excellence, offering a dynamic and challenging work environment with many opportunities for professional growth. Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges operate within an atmosphere of tri-college cooperation and collaboration.
Review of applications will begin October 7th. To apply: send letter of interest, CV and three professional references to email@example.com