Category: Job Announcements

Job: Tenure-Track Faculty, MIT Media Lab

The Media Lab is an antidisciplinary research organization focusing on the invention of new media technologies that radically improve the ways people live, learn, work, and play. Candidates should have a record of original thinking, a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional disciplines, and a commitment to making a difference in the world.

Successful candidates will be expected to: establish and lead their own research group within the Media Lab; pursue creative work of the highest international standard; engage in collaborative projects with industrial sponsors and other Media Lab research groups; supervise master’s and doctoral students; and participate in the Media Arts and Sciences academic program.

The Media Lab welcomes applications from candidates with backgrounds in any area related to the Media Lab mission.

Job: Tenure Track position, Media Circulation and Convergence, Northwestern U.

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor working on the interface and interpenetration of different media, communication and cultural technologies, and media circulation studies.   We are particularly interested in candidates who might affiliate with the University’s new initiative in Asian languages and cultures.

Job: Digital Curator at British Library

**Job purpose:**

To contribute to the development and implementation of the Library’s Digital Scholarship Strategy. To support curators and other professionals in the integration of digital collections and digital tools into routine curatorial functions. To lead the project management of complex digital or digitisation projects, working closely with curators in discipline areas. To train and advise staff throughout the Library in digital scholarship.

**Key areas of responsibility**
* To track developments in digital scholarship and the demand from users for new ways of researching which can exploit digital content
* To create partnerships, internal and external, which can support the Library’s strategic objectives in acquiring digital content, or exploiting the collection in digital ways
* To develop models of digital scholarship for arts and humanities and the social sciences and helping to integrate these within curatorial areas
* To encourage, support and assist curators in discipline areas to realise their vision of integrating a variety of formats into a seamless research experience or of digitising particular parts of the Library’s collections
* To lead on the delivery of major projects requiring complex project management and deep knowledge of digital scholarship, including managing dedicated resource
* To train staff throughout the Library in the opportunities for and practices of digital scholarship.

Job: Blog Archive Digitization and Technology Librarian at Duke University Divinity School Library

The Duke University Divinity School Library is recruiting a Digitization and Technology Librarian.

Here’s an excerpt from the ad:

To capture and preserve both the original intellectual capital and resources produced or licensed/purchased by the Duke Divinity School in digital format and oversee the dissemination of these digital holdings.

Postdoc: Position in Digital History – Digital Innovation Lab

The History Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in digital historical research and teaching, beginning July 1, 2013. Applicants should have received the PhD in History or a related discipline within the last five years, but the position is not limited to a specific chronological era or field of research.  This position is part of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Job: Metadata Coordinator at New York Public Library

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Special Formats Processing, the Metadata Coordinator:

  • Sets standards for metadata schema and descriptive standards.
  • Documents best practices for metadata creation for digital objects, including metadata created by or purchased from third parties.
  • Works closely with the Digital Repository staff to ensure that descriptive and technical metadata standards are embedded into the Repository’s software and systems.

Job: Director of Digital Access, Folger Shakespeare Library

Employment and Internships-Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Folger Shakespeare Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Digital Access. Founded in 1932, the Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials and the finest collection of early Continental and British printed works outside England. It offers an expansive range of scholarly, cultural, and educational outreach programs that inform, enrich, and entertain more than 100,000 individuals each year. With an endowment significantly above $200 million, the Library is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, founder Henry Clay Folger’s alma mater.

The Director of the Library seeks a dynamic individual to serve in the newly-created position of Director of Digital Access. This leadership position will work with other senior staff to expand the library’s existing digital outreach, create meaningful access to Folger expertise, and develop an infrastructure that will establish the Folger’s reputation as a center for the digital humanities.

The successful applicant will have an advanced degree and a record of accomplishment in online humanities scholarship and outreach. He/she must have experience in management and supervision, familiarity with application development and other emerging technologies, and a strong grasp of trends in humanities scholarship. He/she should also demonstrate a significant record of success in grant writing, community building, and an ability to collaborate with people from a variety of disciplines.

The Director of Digital Access will serve as a member of the Director’s senior leadership team and, in coordination with the Director, will be responsible for developing a strategy for the current and future library’s digital initiatives, which encompass all aspects of its operations.  He/she works closely with the Director and other members of the leadership team to determine how digital assets at the Folger should be deployed to expand access for both scholarly and popular audiences.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, with excellent analytical, written, and oral communication and organizational proficiency. He/she will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Folger’s unique role in the cultural and scholarly communities, and be responsive to the needs of the various components of the institution and its mission.

Competitive salary and generous benefits. The position is available on January 1, 2013.

Please send cover letter and c.v. to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: Karen Lyon., 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004 or e-mail to Please visit our website No phone calls please. EOE.

Job: Two Tenure Track positions in New Media

The Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date for the positions is July 1, 2013.

Assistant Professor, New Media – Global Perspectives on Information and Communication

Assistant Professor, New Media – Interactive Virtual Environments

Job: Assistant Professor–Global Media Studies, University of Washington Tacoma

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Media Studies in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research addresses the interdependencies and interconnections of globalization as developed through one or more of the following areas: development communication, reception studies, production studies, social media, convergence technologies, and global health. The successful candidate will build on the critical and cultural studies framework in which the major is situated, and advance a teaching and research agenda that addresses the ways in which new technologies complicate and facilitate transactions in a global society.

Job: Assoc. Professor in Digital Shakespeare Studies, Texas A&M

The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured position at the associate professor rank in Digital Shakespeare Studies to begin in the Fall of 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a substantial scholarly record in both Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities as well as ongoing research initiatives in these areas.