[Air-l] POSITION: Director for the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Thu Jul 31 21:06:08 PDT 2003

The University of Virginia invites letters of application, curriculum 
vitae, and nominations for the position of Director for the Institute 
for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH).

The Institute:
IATH's goal is to explore and expand the potential of information 
technology as a tool for humanities research. To that end, we provide 
our Fellows with consulting, technical support, applications 
programming, and networked publishing facilities. In its first ten 
years, the Institute has become an international leader in the 
innovative application of advanced technologies to the humanities 
research and publication. Annually, the Institute awards a two-year 
fellowship to a humanities scholar at the University of Virginia. As it 
enters its second decade, the Institute looks forward to expanding its 
mission to include national and perhaps international fellowships in 
arts and humanities research and scholarly communication.

The Position:
The position of Director is a five-year renewable term with a joint 
faculty appointment in an arts or humanities department. The Director 
will oversee and participate in the Institute's administration 
(including development of policies and procedures), budget, and 
fundraising. The Director will keep regular oversight of existing 
institute projects. The position calls for collaborative work with a 
diverse population of faculty, administration, students, and staff of 
many campus organizations (such as the Library, Information Technology 
and Communications, and the University Press). The Director will stay 
abreast of important national and international developments in digital 
humanities work, and will be expected to promote extramural 
collaborations of various kinds.

Qualifications: Candidate must be a tenured professor or associate 
professor of an arts or humanities faculty with a strong record of 
scholarship, teaching, administrative experience, and service. 
Knowledge of advanced technologies sufficient to understand the 
potential for transforming scholarly research and communication 
required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience 
dealing with a diverse academic community, and a demonstrated ability 
to work collaboratively with people from varied disciplines preferred. 
Successful experience in grant writing, corporate donations, and other 
fundraising preferred.

For a complete job description visit the website below. Candidates 
should send a copy of their CV along with a letter briefly indicating a 
vision statement and qualifications for the position, and names and 
addresses of five references should be addressed to the contact below.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, however 
processing of applications will begin by September 1, 2003. Salary 
commensurate with qualifications and experience. All inquiries, 
applications and nominations will be held in the strictest of 

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 
Employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged 
to apply.


                   Dir of IATH Search Committee
University of Virginia
c/o University Recruitment & Staffing
P.O. Box 400127, 914 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4127

Fax: (434) 924-6911
Email: executivesearch at virginia.edu
(Attn: IATH)

Website: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/directorsearch/search.html

Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
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