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Digital Humanities Initiative

The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (CUNY DHI), launched in Fall 2010, aims to build connections and community among those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.

We meet regularly on- and offline to explore key topics in the Digital Humanities, and share our work, questions, and concerns. See our blog for more information on upcoming events (it’s also where we present our group’s work to a wider audience). Help edit the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, our first group project. And, of course, join the conversation on the Forum.

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Job posting: Assoc Director, Digital Humanities Center, Barnard College

  • Apply here:–Digital-Humanities-Center_JR2653


    Reporting to the Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center (DHC), this position provides leadership and coordination in the strategic planning and implementation of policies, systems, programs, and services to support the DHC’s mission.

    The Associate Director’s responsibilities include designing, implementing, and assessing Center services and programming that enable transformative digital humanities pedagogy and research at Barnard. The AD collaborates with faculty on implementing DH methods into specific courses, develops and leads workshops for digital humanities methods and tools, and partners with other Centers and BLAIS staff on shared programs such as the Thinking Digitally Summer Institute. The AD supports a portfolio of digital humanities research projects and works with BLAIS colleagues to provide infrastructure, maintenance, and preservation of digital humanities scholarship. The AD oversees all DHC operations including the budget, digital infrastructure, workflows, programming, and staff (currently 1 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, and graduate and undergraduate student workers.)

    We may fill the role as Associate Director or as Senior Associate Director, depending on experience.

    The DHC is housed in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning along with Barnard’s other Academic Centers and the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS.)

    Each of the Academic Centers supports the internal instructional mission of the College–by training students and faculty in the use of technologies, methods, and instructional practices–and promotes external-facing programming and community engagement that explore trends and academic research within their respective domains of expertise.


    Job Description:

    Essential Duties

    • Develops and leads services to train and support students and faculty in digital humanities methodologies and approaches, e.g., text analysis, timelines, mapping, data visualization, digital archives, etc.
    • Consults with faculty to introduce and build digital humanities skills and assignments into their courses, especially in support of the Thinking Technologically and Digitally foundations requirement.
    • Coordinates the annual Thinking Digitally Summer Institute, a multi-center collaboration that supports a cohort of Barnard faculty to create or transform a digital assignment.
    • Leads and empowers a high-performing team, including supervising, training, and mentoring the Post-Baccalaureate Fellow and undergraduate and graduate student workers.
    • Forges strong relationships and collaborations with Centers and BLAIS staff that result in dynamic and generative digital humanities scholarship, pedagogy, and programming.
    • Builds inclusive and resilient communities of learning among Barnard faculty and students through DHC programs.
    • Designs sustainable workflows, processes, and documentation to support the ongoing work of the center.
    • Manages the DHC budget and collaborates with DHC leadership to propose annual budgets in support of the center’s essential programs and services.
    • Plans and implements solutions for the DHC’s digital infrastructure, in collaboration with colleagues in BLAIS, and provides digital humanities training and skill development for DHC staff and relevant BLAIS staff.
    • Consults with faculty on digital humanities research projects, providing guidance on technology choices and project management.
    • Represents the DHC in local, national, and/or international venues and promotes the work of the DHC at academic and/or professional conferences.


    Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

    • In-depth knowledge of the field of digital humanities, including experience working on a range of digital humanities projects and in digital humanities classrooms.
    • Highly effective in interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication, and a proven ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and professional development.
    • Proficiency with one or more digital humanities technologies and platforms. The portfolio currently includes Omeka, Scalar, WordPress, StoryMap, TimelineJS, CSS, HTML, and Trello.

    Required Qualification Summary    

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence, and an ability to connect with others and cultivate relationships based on mutual trust and respect and collegiality is required.
    • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science and/or advanced degree in humanities discipline is required. Ph.D. preferred.
    • For Associate Director: Minimum of 5 years’ progressive administrative leadership experience, including supervisory responsibilities, preferably in an academic library or digital scholarship or digital humanities center AND Minimum of three years’ experience teaching or supporting teaching at the collegiate level.
    • For Senior Associate Director: 5-7 years’ progressive administrative leadership experience, including supervisory responsibilities, preferably in an academic library or digital scholarship or digital humanities center AND 5 or more years
    • experience teaching or supporting teaching at the collegiate level.


    Salary Ranges:

    Associate Director (Grade 7) salary range is $77,250 – 85,821

    Senior Associate Director (Grade 8) salary range is $89,314 – 93,000

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