Director of Digital Humanities and Social Science Lab

East Lansing
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Created: February 4, 2014


The Department of History at Michigan State University seeks a specialist in Digital Social Science and Humanities to coordinate its new digital initiative, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research). The successful candidate will have knowledge of digital research methods and tools; experience developing collaborative research projects; strong oral and written communications skills; expertise with website development and design; and the ability to work with students and faculty members. The full time, annual year position is renewable annually, contingent upon funding and job performance. Salary is commensurate with experience. Travel and research budget negotiable. LEADR is a joint, forward-looking, student centered venture of MSU History. The cutting-edge lab will be housed in Old Horticulture Hall, home of the MSU History Department. It will be a place for History and other MSU undergraduate and graduate students to develop innovative digital and web-based projects in collaboration with other students, faculty, and the digital humanities specialist who manages the lab.

  • Establishing and managing LEADR;
  • Working with students and faculty members on digital projects;
  • Working with faculty and students on grant applications;
  • Working with faculty to develop curriculum around LEADR;
  • Working with faculty to develop internships around LEADR;
  • The job could involve offering an undergraduate course.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (MA, PhD or ABD in a PhD program) in history digital humanities, library information or other humanities fields;
  • Knowledge of data mining and data visualization research and tools;
  • Knowledge of website development methodologies and applications.
Applicants must apply at Posting #9013. There you will receive instructions about uploading a cover letter, CV and three confidential letters of recommendation. In addition, include on the cover letter a link to a website containing your CV and links to projects you have been involved with. Review of applications will begin on February 10 and continue until a hire is made.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC