NYU Archives/Public History Program: Digital Curriculum Specialist

New York University’s Archives and Public History Program (History
Department) is now considering applications for a one-year
grant-funded Digital Curriculum Specialist.  The Program seeks a
scholar experienced with the technical and intellectual issues in
digital humanities to help the Program incorporate digital
technologies throughout its curriculum and internship programs.  The
successful candidate will work with existing faculty to reconfigure
existing courses, develop a digital history track within the program,
provide technical services and conduct workshops for student and
staff,  create a platform for mounting student digital projects, and
partner with archival and public history institutions in order to
establish digital humanities internships for students.   He or she
will work closely with NYU’s Information Technology Services and
Digital Library staff.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an advanced degree
in either humanities or computer or information science, with a solid
grounding in the issues and technologies relevant for humanities
scholarship.  Knowledge and experience with XML, XSLT, TEI, PHP
programming, and Web 2.0 social networking technologies.  Familiarity
with archival metadata and digitization standards.

For three decades, NYU has prepared students for successful careers
as archivists, manuscript curators, documentary editors, oral
historians, cultural resource managers, historical interpreters and
new media specialists.  The program emphasizes a solid grounding in
historical scholarship, intense engagement with new media
technologies, and close involvement with New York’s extraordinary
archival and public history institutions. For more information on the
program, see
http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. Review
of applications will begin on July 31, 2008 and will continue until
the position is filled.

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:
Dr. Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
Department of History, New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-8666
(212) 995-4017 (fax)
pw1@nyu.edu

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