Primary Function: The Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator is committed to developing and promoting the study of the American South (broadly conceived) within the digital humanities to contribute to the creation of a Southern Studies Program (SSP). The Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator plays a key role in supporting the SSP director and administering the day-to-day affairs of Sewanee’s SSP.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop and promote the study of the American South (broadly conceived) within the digital humanities to contribute to the creation of a Southern Studies Program (SSP). - Promote the appropriate uses of emerging technologies in teaching and learning and oversee the development and execution of pedagogy-focused programming for faculty. - Support research and teaching in fields directly related to the SSP and seek to engage participating faculty members across the campus who wish to bring blended and/or digital approaches and materials to bear on teaching and student research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. - Provide critical support for faculty who are developing digital methods courses and capstone projects in Southern Studies. Consult with Sewanee faculty members on digital projects relevant to their teaching and research in connection with the SSP - Serve as the project administrator for the Southern Studies Project, assisting the director with the day-to-day administration of the program. This will include helping with logistics for academic conferences on the University campus, visits by individual lecturers and scholars, and other initiatives of the Southern Studies program, such as a summer Archaeological Field School.
University Information: The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
EEO Statement: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Employment Prescreening: Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement: The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant humanities field (PhD preferred) or in a related field with demonstrated record of scholarship and expertise on the southern United States.
*Experience with web-based digital humanities development (for instance, Omeka, Java, HTML, or D3).
*Experience of teaching or research in one of the core relevant fields with a focus on technology, New Media, Public History, or related field.
*Have expertise in one or more of these academic disciplines: American History, American Studies, American Literature, Public History, Africana Studies, Gender Studies
Job Related Skills:
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Ability to take initiative, complete projects, and prioritize multiple demands.
*Experience creating or managing metadata.
*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial environment.
*Training in instructional design and experience with geographic information systems, humanities data visualization, and new or experimental modes of presenting humanities work in electronic formats.
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.
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