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Web Design Job at CHNM

A great opportunity to join us at the Center for History and New Media:

Do you get as excited about clean mark-up as you do about the latest Photoshop effect? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of web design and digital humanities, and design websites that inform and engage end users?

If so, the Center for History and New Media wants to hear from you.

CHNM, known for innovative work in digital media, is seeking an energetic, well-organized, and creative web designer with front-end development skills or experience to work on a variety of innovative, web-based history projects.

This position is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and history or humanities. The successful applicant will be able to create mockups and wireframes for historical, cultural, and educational websites and bring those ideas to fruition using the latest and highest web development standards.

We are looking for a combination of the following skills:

  • fluency with current web design technologies (including ability to hand code HTML, CSS, and Javascript);
  • fluent in Photoshop and experience with Illustrator;
  • experience with web accessibility and web usability standards;
  • experience with or interest in designing for social media or online communities;
  • experience with common open source content management systems (WordPress, BuddyPress, Drupal, etc.);
  • familiarity with web-database technologies (MySQL, PHP);
  • familiarity with contemporary trends in web development (e.g., AJAX, jquery, Rails, css3/HTML5);
  • prior work in history or the digital humanities is a plus.

CHNM offers a casual, collaborative work environment, with excellent opportunities for professional growth and development.

This is a grant-funded, two-year position at the Center for History and New Media (http://chnm.gmu.edu), located in Fairfax, Virginia, CHNM is 15 miles from Washington, DC, and accessible by public transportation. Apply online (including resume, three references, links to prior web work, and a cover letter describing technology background and any interest in history) at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position #10376z.  We will review applications as they arrive and the job closes on January 31, 2011.

If you have questions, contact us at chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “Web Designer.”

Fall 2008 Openings at CHNM

As the Center for History and New Media continues to grow, we’re on another hiring spree. Here are our two most recent openings; I’ll post others as they become available. Also remember that there is an opening for a tenure-track job in digital history at CHNM/GMU.

Drupal/PHP Programmer

The Center for History and New Media is seeking an entry-level Drupal/PHP Programmer to work on digital humanities projects such as the National History Education Clearinghouse.

This is a contract-funded, two-year position that is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology, and the humanities and social sciences.

Knowledge of Drupal and some combination of the following would be particularly helpful: JavaScript, CSS, XML, PHP, MySQL and object-oriented programming. Ability to work in a team is very important.

Apply online for position 10411z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; then e-mail a resume, salary requirements, and a cover letter describing relevant programming projects and experience to chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “Drupal Programmer.” We will begin considering applications on September 2, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Multimedia Developer

The Center for History and New Media is hiring a Multimedia Developer to work on a variety of innovative, Web-based history projects.

This grant-funded position is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in technology and history. The successful candidate will be an energetic, well-organized person who takes initiative; works well in a team; and learns new skills quickly. Experience with audio editing, video editing, Final Cut Pro and/or Flash preferred.

Please apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 10412z, then e-mail a cover letter, resume and links to any prior Web-based multimedia work to chnm@gmu.edu with the subject line “Multimedia Developer.” We will begin considering applications on September 2, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.

About CHNM/GMU

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, which is known for innovative work in digital history, is located in Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington, D.C., and is accessible by public transportation. George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates. GMU was recently named the #1 “Up-and-Coming” university by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Programming Job at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities seeks a programmer with extensive knowledge of relational database development and design (MySQL), XML and related technologies (particularly XPath and XSLT), JavaScript, and scripting languages (PHP and PERL) to support Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) and its management and publication of content. More information can be found at http://www.virginiafoundation.org/jobs.html.

Tenure-Track Job in Digital History at GMU/CHNM

The Department of History and Art History at George Mason University invites applications for a tenure-track position in digital history. The successful applicant will be expected to manage a range projects at Mason’s Center for History and New Media and to teach digital methodology for the department.

To apply for this position (number F5343z), go to http://jobs.gmu.edu, then mail a letter of interest, a CV and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee, MS 3G1, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030. For specific inquiries about the position, please send an email to tkelly7@gmu.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2008.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates.

The Center for History and New Media, founded in 1994, uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Each year CHNM’s many project websites receive over 16 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Job: Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives, Southern Oral History Program, UNC

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) in the Center for the Study of the American South seeks a Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives to oversee the SOHP’s participation in a three-year, cross-university collaboration focused on “the long civil rights movement,” stretching back to the 1940s and continuing with the extension of struggles for social justice into new arenas after the 1960s. Competitive applicants must demonstrate expertise in oral history research and the use of digital technologies in the humanities. Reporting to the SOHP’s Director and working alongside the Associate Director, the Coordinator will help to plan, supervise, and evaluate student fieldwork conducted throughout the project. The Coordinator will assume primary responsibility for the creative use of digital technologies and of new forms of collaborative research, interpretation, and ultimately publication. Tasks will include managing relationships with on-site and virtual scholarly collaborators and the selection, scholarly annotation, and contextualization of oral history materials for use in digital archives and other publishing experiments. In addition, the Coordinator will help to plan and implement a conference on the long civil rights movement in the spring of 2009. The ideal candidate will have both academic and administrative experience and must be able to work independently on long-term projects, while at the same time performing an array of short-term tasks in a collaborative setting. The position requires excellent oral and written, interpersonal, and organizational skills; familiarity with new media; and the ability to build cross- and off-campus partnerships. PhD in U.S. history preferred or MA and two years of relevant experience. Salary Range $50,000-$55,000. To begin fall 2008. Candidates should be aware that this is a time-limited position and funding is not assured for longer than three years. Please submit a letter of application, c.v, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives, Southern Oral History Program, Love House and Hutchins Forum, 410 East Franklin St., CB# 9127, UNC-CH. Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled. UNC is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoc in Text Mining at CHNM

[Yes, we're hiring again. Come join us if this sounds like you!]

The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a new text-mining initiative supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. ABD candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. This is a grant-funded, two-year position that is particularly appropriate for someone with interests in computational linguistics, machine learning, or technology and the humanities and social sciences. Specific background and experience is less important than the ability to learn new technical skills quickly. Knowledge of some combination of the following would be particularly helpful: Java, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, or object-oriented programming. Ability to work in a team is very important. CHNM (http://chnm.gmu.edu), known for innovative work in digital media, is located in Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington, DC, and is accessible by public transportation. Please send a cover letter and resume, including relevant programming projects and experience, to chnm@gmu.edu with subject line “Text Mining.” We will begin considering applications on 5/1/2008 and continue until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Job Ad for Shakespeare’s Quartos

The Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland in College Park is seeking a full time
programmer for at least a year to work on the NEH/JISC funded
Shakespeare’s Quartos project. This exciting digital humanities
initiative, an international collaboration among MITH, the Folger
Shakespeare Library, Oxford University, the British Library, the
Huntington Library, and the Scottish National Library, aims to create
a digital archive of all the extant quartos of Shakespeare’s plays
beginning with Hamlet. The successful candidate will at the minimum
have a bachelor’s degree and be an experienced web programmer familiar
with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, XML, and XSLT to develop both the user
interface and the database back-end for this interactive archive.
Ideally, the candidate will also have a background in textual
criticism and/or Shakespearean scholarship.

Located in McKeldin Library at the heart of the campus, MITH is the
University of Maryland’s primary intellectual hub for scholars and
practitioners of digital humanities, new media, and cyberculture, as
well as the home of the Electronic Literature Organization, the most
prominent international group devoted to the writing, publishing and
reading of electronic literature. MITH’s house research includes
projects in text mining, tool building, visualization, digital
libraries, electronic publishing, and digital preservation. We
collaborate actively with allied campus units, including the
University Libraries, the College of Information Science, and the
Human Computer Interaction Lab. Situated just outside of Washington
DC, MITH also offers all of the opportunities that come from the
libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

Salary range, $50,000 – $55,000. To apply, please send a letter of
application, CV, and contact information for three references. Best
consideration by April 9, 2008. Application materials may be sent
electronically to mith@umd.edu or to Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH,
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Consideration of applications to begin immediately. Applications from
women and minorities are encouraged.