Maybe there is a different ad, but this one clearly says that the position is funded by the ACLS post-doctoral public fellowship - hence PhD required. (http://dp.la/2013/01/25/dpla-participates-in-2013-american-council-of-learned-societies-public-fellows-program/ links to http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/) My guess is that DPLA needs a PM at this point and wants to use the funding for that purpose.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Esmé Cowles
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:00 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Job: Project Manager at Digital Public Library of America
The ad also doesn't mention that this is a 2-year fellowship, and requires not just a PhD, but one conferred since 2010.
Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
"Men feared witches and burnt women."
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On 03/6/2013, at 10:48 AM, William Denton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As Candy Schwartz pointed out on Twitter: PhD required, but no project management experience. Odd requirements for a project manager at a library, albeit an unusual library.
> On 6 March 2013, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> The Project Manager will:
>> * manage a portfolio of select research projects related to the Hubs project (including conducting research and analysis);
>> * manage the addition of several content Hubs to DPLA, including project management of the process from agreement signing through ingestion of data and data evaluation;
>> * write blogs posts, presentations, reports, white papers and other publications for promotion or dissemination of research or activities;
>> * plan and organize internal and external meetings and workshops;
>> * broaden the scope of participants through networking, focused outreach and or participation in conferences;
>> * as part of a team, write grants to support content infrastructure development; and
>> * act as an active participate in the overall development of the organization.
>> * Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences
>> * Strong desire to research the impact of transformative technologies
>> * Excellent writing skills and research, data analysis and analytical ability
>> * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
>> * Flexibility, initiative and strong problem-solving abilities
>> * Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
>> * Ability to work collaboratively and without supervision
>> * Willingness to move to DPLA permanent headquarters (TBA by April 2013)
>> * Knowledge of one or more of the following fields is desirable:
>> * Digital Humanities
>> * Digital Scholarship
>> * Data Management/Curation
>> * Data Modeling
>> * Libraries and Scholarly Communication
> William Denton
> Toronto, Canada