The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) seeks a dynamic project manager to play a vital role in developing an innovative online infrastructure for literary scholars at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

CWRC is producing a virtual research environment for the study of writing in Canada, in partnership with other open-source software initiatives and with literary researchers. It is building a repository, a layer of services for the production, use, and analysis of repository and federated materials, and a user interface that integrates those services. Information about the project and the research it supports is available at<>.

The project manager is a fully engaged participant in project development work. A dedicated team member comfortable with both relevant technologies and a humanities research context, the holder of this position manages the development process, assists in developing specifications for contract work and partnership agreements, coordinates user needs analysis, oversees the conversion and ingestion of donated data, and manages one or more subprojects in the software development process. Working closely with the project leader and two other staff members, the manager represents the project to the University, project partners, and external communities.

This is an academic position with full benefits for a minimum of two years. Details can be found at:  Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 16th, 2012.

Susan Brown
CWRC project leader