The Department of History at Michigan State University seeks a specialist in Digital History to assist the director in coordinating the Lab for the Education & Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR, http://leadr.msu.edu). The successful candidate will have knowledge of digital research methods and tools; experience developing collaborative historical 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.

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 is 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.

Duties:

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

Required Qualifications:

Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in history, digital humanities, library & information, or other humanities fields;
Strong and demonstrated knowledge data mining and data visualization research and tools;
Strong and demonstrated knowledge of website development methodologies and applications.

Apply at www.jobs.msu.edu. Posting #2654. 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 and an explanation of your role in the projects. Review of applications will begin on Fenruary 14 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.

Dean Rehberger
288 Farm Lane, Room 409
East Lansing MI 48824-1120
Direct: 517.353.4969
Main: 517.355.9300
Fax 517.355.8363

rehberge@msu.edu
Twitter: deanreh