Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
The College of Arts and Humanities is seeking nominations and applications for a Director for the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH). The successful candidate will be selected from the tenured or tenure-track faculty of the College or the permanent status or permanent status-track faculty of the University Libraries and appointed for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2006. This is a 12-month appointment with two-course release time per year for teaching faculty or library equivalent. The Director reports jointly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and the Dean of Libraries, but for matters pertaining to budget reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
MITH is a joint project of the College of Arts and Humanities and the University Libraries. Located in McKeldin Library, MITH will foster the development of innovative humanities and digital library projects and will encourage the wise use of these projects in the library and the classroom, both on campus and in the K-12 community. MITH will establish an ongoing program of faculty training and mentoring.
The MITH Director will be responsible for helping to identify and solicit sources for project funding and will work cooperatively with College development staff. The Director will be the principal administrator of MITH, and will also work collaboratively with the MITH Administrative Council and Projects Council to develop and articulate a viable vision to further advance MITH. The Director will be responsible for MITH programming and will assist the College in related areas of technology. Supervisory responsibilities include oversight of Associate Directors, administrative staff and graduate students.
All candidates for the position of Director must be members of the tenured or tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Humanities or the permanent status or permanent status-track faculty of the University Libraries and must have experience using technology in arts and humanities research or teaching. The successful candidate will have strong administrative skills including supervision, consultation, mentoring, and planning. The ideal candidate should also be able to demonstrate successful grant-writing experience. Fundraising, corporate and/or foundation knowledge is highly desirable.
Applications for the MITH Directorship should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and the names and phone numbers of three references. Please send applications to:
Chair, MITH Director Search c/o Jennifer Zachmann College of Arts and Humanities 1102 Francis Scott Key Hall College Park, MD 20742
Deadline for best consideration is: March 15, 2006
Nominations are being accepted by email by the committee chair, Professor Juan Uriagereka, at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also available to answer any questions regarding the search.