Experimental Humanities Digital Projects Coordinator (Bard College)

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00am

The Experimental Humanities (EH) initiative at Bard College seeks a Digital Projects Coordinator to join its ranks beginning as soon as possible. EH 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 EH by looking over our website at http://eh.bard.edu.

The Digital Projects Coordinator is 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 and run the student EH Media Corps, so should be comfortable working in a range of environments and able to manage diverse duties and projects. The ideal Digital Projects Coordinator will be an organized, 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, able to teach technology skills to new users, and work well both in teams and in leadership roles.

The Digital Projects Coordinator will have the opportunity to continue her/his own research and bring these interests into dialogue with other EH projects. The successful candidate will also 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 be accepted on a rolling basis, although we hope to fill the position as soon as possible, and ideally within the first few weeks of the Fall 2016 semester (starting August 29, 2016).

To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample (up to 30 pages), project material/links, and a teaching statement speaking to experimental and digital humanities pedagogical practices through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/36621

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


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