Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is seeking to
hire an Assistant Director to join its management team, which currently
consists of Matt Kirschenbaum, Doug Reside and Neil Fraistat.
Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the NEH, MITH was founded in
1999 by the University of Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities,
Libraries, and Office of Information Technology. In the ten years since its
founding, MITH has become internationally recognized as one of the leading
digital humanities centers in the world.
MITH is generously supported by the University administration and enjoys
productive collaborations with allied campus units, including the University
Libraries, the College of Information Science, and the Human Computer
Interaction Lab. Geographically situated within the Washington DC Beltway,
MITH is perfectly positioned for its frequent collaborations with the
world-class libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in the
metropolitan area, but our partnerships have also extended around the world.
Recent projects include a collaboration with several major libraries in the
U.K. and the United States to create an online archive of all extant
pre-1642 quartos of Shakespeare?s plays and participation on a national
research team charged by the Library of Congress with the preservation of
virtual worlds (e.g. Adventure, DOOM, and Second Life). This latter project
is part of MITH's larger focus on the preservation of born digital creative
work, also represented by our hosting of the Electronic Literature
Organization and the Deena Larsen Collection--one of the world?s largest
publicly held collections of electronic literature.
The Assistant Director will bear primary responsibility for project
management and oversight of all MITH projects, including creation of
deadlines for all deliverables and project tracking; the supervision of
MITH's development team, which includes programmers, web designers, graduate
assistants, and interns; and computer programming services, data, and
application architecture design and modeling for MITH projects. We are
therefore seeking a web programmer experienced with web scripting languages
C++). Ability to work with Unix/Linux based applications is required, and
preference will be given to candidates with database and XML expertise.
Strong organizational and project management skills are also mandatory, as
are excellent communication skills. A humanities background is especially
desirable. Bachelor?s degree required; MA, MLS, or Ph.D. preferred.
The Assistant Director is a full-time, 12-month staff position at the
University. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from
$51,304-$64,131. The University also offers a competitive benefits package.
To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, and contact information
for three references to Doug Reside, Search Chair, via email:
email@example.com. For best consideration, apply by close of business on
October 9, 2009.
The University of Maryland actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or
political affiliation. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to