University of Maryland
Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture
Open Rank Professor and Project Director
The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland seeks a dynamic scholar at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full professor with a proven record of conducting innovative research and teaching at the intersection of African American History & Culture and Digital Humanities to direct a major Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project: Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture. The successful candidate will develop and oversee individual and collaborative research, pedagogy, and outreach. The Project Director will participate in preparing a diverse cadre of scholars and students whose work in African American History & Culture and the Digital Humanities shall enrich arts and humanities research and teaching with new methods, archives, and tools. For additional information about Synergies, see: http://arhusynergy.umd.edu.
In collaboration with the project’s principal investigators, the Dean, and the directors of the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy, and the Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities (MITH), the Project Director will be responsible for: setting research goals and outcomes; developing curriculum, training, and associated programming; representing and communicating the work of the project to relevant campus, disciplinary, and public communities; supervising project staff, scholars, and students; and, ensuring successful implementation of all project activities. The Project Director will also work closely with the Center for the History of the New America, the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and the University of Maryland Libraries.
Holding a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment with a tenure line in an academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities, the faculty member will hold the Mellon Project Director position for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016. The Project Director reports to the directors of the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy and the Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities (MITH).
Must hold a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree. Must be qualified to be tenured in an academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland. Must have a proven research record in the study of African American history and culture. Must have demonstrated experience with digital humanities project development.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information about the position, the Synergies Project, and the University of Maryland, and for application instructions, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/38224.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than December 18, 2015. Review will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.