Job: Digital Humanities Academic Administrator Job Opening

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Reporting to the Chair of the Digital Humanities Program, the Digital Humanities Coordinator and Research Technology Consultant will be responsible for developing new courses and teaching in the Digital Humanities program, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and overseeing a variety of faculty research and student support initiatives. The Coordinator will work closely with the Digital Humanities Chair and affiliated faculty to schedule and plan course offerings, place students in mentorships and/or apprenticeships, perform project management duties for those students and their related, faculty-sponsored research projects, recruit and advise students, and collaborate with Centers and Institutes at UCLA, including, but not limited to, the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), Academic Technology Services, the Digital Library Program, the Institute for Digital Research and Education, the Experiential Technologies Center, and the Office of Instructional Development. The Coordinator will contribute research technology expertise to CDH initiatives, and will serve as a key CDH liaison with the Digital Humanities program. The Program Coordinator will also teach one digital humanities course per quarter (such as the undergraduate or graduate capstone course, a mentorship course, or other digital humanities class, which may comprise project management oversight rather than traditionally-defined teaching duties).


The candidate must have a PhD, preferably in the humanities, and must be familiar with the development and application of a wide-range of computational technologies in the humanities; the candidate must have experience developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses that use technology in innovative ways to teach digital literacy and advance humanities research questions; the candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills to bring together diverse faculty, student, and staff in realizing collaborative projects. Administrative experience in a humanities academic program is highly desirable. Knowledge of a wide-range of computational technologies and web-based tools is essential for the position.
The duties of the Program Coordinator are broken down as follows:
Academic Programs (50%):

  • Teach one capstone, mentorship, or other digital humanities course per quarter (total of three for the academic year). The courses will be split between graduate and undergraduate classes based on programmatic needs determined in consultation with the Chair.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the program.
  • Work closely with the Chair and Digital Humanities faculty to coordinate course offerings, schedule classes, and organize regular “brain trust” meetings for faculty and students.
  • Work closely with faculty, department chairs, and divisional staff to advertise and recruit students for the program.
  • Oversee the research mentorship and capstone requirements for the undergraduate and graduate program by coordinating the Digital Humanities faculty, the Center for Digital Humanities, the Library, Academic Technology Services, the Experiential Technologies Center and other affiliated centers to help students develop, carry out, and preserve capstone projects.
  • Develop contacts with private industry for apprenticeship opportunities for students and facilitate student involvement.

Research Technology Consultation (40%)

  • Function as a point-person and consultant for the development of faculty and student research projects. This will include initial consultation on new project inquiries, identifying technical and staff support for faculty and student projects, and guiding faculty and students through the various stages of the development process.
  • Work closely with the Director of CDH to pilot or implement initiatives to improve CDH outreach and support of research technology among Humanities faculty
  • Communicate, liaison, and sustain relationships with collaborating centers and units across UCLA, including, but not limited to, the UCLA Library and the Ahmanson Laboratory for Digital Cultural Heritage, the Center for Digital Humanities, the Office of Instructional Development, Academic Technology Services, the Experiential Technologies Center, and the Institute for Digital Research and Education. Attend bi-monthly IDRE-HASIS meetings and help guide digital projects through the UCLA “pipeline” process.
  • Serve as a resource to the Instructional Technology Consultants (ITCs) in the Center for Digital Humanities; offer trainings and help match faculty with ITC support
  • Work with faculty and CDH staff to develop new courses and curricular tracks for the Digital Humanities program at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Liaison with the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and the Office of the Vice Provost of Information Technology to develop campus-wide support strategies for faculty research and teaching in Digital Humanities.
  • Identify grants and extramural funding to support and expand the Digital Humanities program; match faculty with campus experts who can help them to write such grants, and make them aware of UCLA’s pipeline process.
  • Keep abreast of new educational technologies and strategize ways for faculty to integrate these technologies into their courses, research, and scholarship; offer demonstrations, workshops, and/or guest lecturers, when appropriate.
  • Keep faculty abreast of opportunities to present their research and teaching in Digital Humanities at conferences and symposia.
  • Work closely with the Center for Digital Humanities to maintain the Digital Humanities website, particularly an up-to-date listing of course offerings, job opportunities, and events.

External Program Development (10%)

  • Liaison with the UC Humanities Research Institute and the other UC campuses to develop collaborative opportunities for faculty research and teaching in Digital Humanities.
  • Help organize symposia and institutes that have a national and international impact.
  • Promote outreach and interaction with national and international media.
  • Maintain an active blog and social media presence.