Job: Assistant Director
MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences is
seeking an experienced, creative, and talented individual to fill the
position of Assistant Director.
The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for directly
overseeing MATRIX’s project infrastructure. This includes managing MATRIX’s
development team (programmers, web designers, graduate assistants, and
interns) as well as project development and management (including creation
of deadlines for all project deliverables, project and task tracking, and
reporting). In addition, the successful candidate will lead the continued
development of KORA (kora.matrix.msu.edu). The successful candidate will be
expected to work both independently and with MATRIX senior leadership to
develop projects, identify and pursue sources of extramural funding, and
publish work in appropriate venues.
The successful candidate must have significant experience with web
some knowledge of compiled languages (Java, C++). Ability to work in a
Unix/Linux based server environment is required, and preference will be
given to candidates with database, XML, and web services expertise. Strong
demonstrated organizational and project management skills as well as
excellent communication abilities are mandatory. A background in digital
humanities, informatics, information science, computer science, library
science, or cultural heritage (especially archaeology, history, classics,
or museum studies) is especially desirable. Bachelor’s degree required; MA,
MLS, MIS, or Ph.D. preferred.
The Assistant Director is a full-time, 12-month professional staff position
at the University. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University
also offers a competitive benefits package. Candidates should submit
application materials throughjobs.msu.edu (job will go live in the system
by January 12th). Review of candidates will begin immediately, and
application materials will not be accepted after Feb 15th. For more
information, candidates are encouraged to contact Ethan Watrall via email
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Founded in 1996, MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and
Social Sciences Online is a globally renowned research center focusing on
digital scholarship, the digital humanities, and cultural heritage
informatics. MATRIX enjoys productive collaborations with numerous campus
units, including the MSU Library, University Archives and Special
Collections, the MSU Museum, The Department of Anthropology, the Department
of History, African Studies Center, The WIDE Center, and The Department of
Computer Science and Engineering. Beyond MSU, MATRIX has extremely strong
ties with world class museums, archives, libraries, and cultural heritage
institutions both nationally and internationally.
Michigan State University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or
applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical
or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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