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Digital Humanities Project Director and Manager, College of Arts and Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2023
Title Digital Humanities Project Director and Manager, College of Arts and Sciences
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department CAS Administrative Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Humanities - General

Position Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) seeks to hire a Digital Humanities (DH) Project Director and Manager to help accelerate impactful and ethical research at the intersections of data (including the building of new archives), computation, and the arts and humanities at the University at Buffalo.

As a collaborative and strategic thinker, this individual will be positioned in the Digital Scholarship Studio and Network (DSSN) and CAS, and will bring expertise in DH faculty research project design and management and in broader aspects of faculty research engaging digital scholarship across units of arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This individual will also participate with DSSN leadership in thinking toward launching new initiatives to encourage and extend DH and other digital scholarship research. They will take proactive, inclusive, critically engaged, and potentially community-based approaches to managing or consulting on established digital projects and work to help faculty develop new, sustainable research projects; in some cases, this might include collaboration. Such extension might also involve discussion with faculty about use of classroom instruction to provide research support for faculty projects and teaching digital methods in the humanities. The individual will continuously look for ways to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into digital humanities/scholarship practice and projects.

This individual may serve as Principle Investigator (PI) or co-PI on faculty collaborations or (with University approval) on externally-funded grants. They are expected to contribute to digital humanities scholarship through publications, presentations and/or outreach to the community. This position qualifies for up to 20% Research Development time, which would include collaboration with UB faculty on ongoing or start-up projects and assisting with preparation of external grant applications.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in the humanities or social sciences
  • Extensive experience managing or consulting on faculty DH research projects
  • Leadership in developing/consultation on DH systems, structures, or pedagogy nationally or internationally
  • Expertise in textual editing and annotation tools and strategies, consistent with highest current standards for digital scholarly publication
  • Knowledge and experience with additional technologies and standards used in DH work, such as popular platforms, methodologies, and common scripting languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Peer-reviewed publications and national or international presentations on DH project research
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate with variety of partners, to support multiple projects at a time, and to manage their workload as appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to run informational or training workshops at the faculty or student level for digital concepts, strategies, and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in digital humanities, as related to project management and consultation

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