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MITH is currently conducting searches for two full-time Graduates Assistants (GAs): an information architect and a Managing Director for the Electronic Literature Organization.

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MITH Program Associate

12-month GA position

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)

This twelve-month GA position will report directly to MITH’s Acting Director. Responsibilities include development and maintenance of a wide variety of humanities computing initiatives that employ a range of web-deliverable technologies and assisting in the maintenance of MITH computing facilities.

MITH is a collaborative community of scholars, an interdisciplinary institute housed in McKeldin Library, and an electronic space devoted to exploring the use of new technologies in university research and teaching. MITH Program Associates work in a dynamic environment, usually on several different projects.

Candidates should have a solid background in web technologies, including XML, HTML, and CSS. Experience with database design and management and with scripting and programming languages such as JavaScript and Java would be a distinct advantage. Candidates should be adept at managing several tasks simultaneously, be conversant with some of the issues relating to digital humanities, and have an interest in applying the newer technologies to the humanities.

To apply, please submit application letter and resume to Professor Neil Fraistat, Acting Director, at fraistat@umd.edu. We are seeking to fill this position soon. For best consideration, please apply immediately. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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On July 1, 2006 the Electronic Literature Organization (www.eliterature.org) will move its institutional headquarters from the Department of English at UCLA to the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, with additional support from the English department, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University Library. The ELO is the premier creative and scholarly organization for authors, technologists, and theorists of new media and electronic literature. The ELO arranges readings and conferences, issues publications and reports, confers prizes and awards, and pursues grant opportunities to support its mission, which includes the preservation and popular dissemination of electronic literature. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
MITH is opening an immediate search for a full-time 12-month GA (20 hrs/wk) who will assume the position and professional title of Managing Director of the ELO, as of July 1. This individual will be on staff at MITH and enjoy dedicated workspace there.

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Managing Director include: coordinating the ELO office at MITH; maintaining the ELO membership database and keeping the membership informed of activities and programs via the ELO listserv; posting news and events to ELO Web site; handle scheduling, travel, publicity and other arrangements for ELO programs and events; assisting with the creation and printing of ELO publications; assisting officers in scheduling of periodic board teleconferences; maintaining orderly and up-to-date files (electronic and hard copy) of board meeting minutes, grant applications, contracts, board resolutions and elections, and other organization documents; overseeing interns when MITH assigns them to the ELO; and administering the ELO’s finances, including its annual budget.

QUALIFICATIONS of the Managing Director: above all else, the successful candidate will be a detail-oriented person with excellent communication and organizational skills; up to date knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite or comparable applications; experience managing and maintaining a budget, including the use of appropriate financial software. Desirable but not essential skills include: graphic and information design; desktop publishng experience; and database administration. Applicants MUST be enrolled and in good standing in the English MA, MFA, or Ph.D. program.

This is an outstanding opportunity for any student interested not only in the digital humanities, but also contemporary writing and the avant garde. The ELO’s Board includes many of the leading national scholars, writers, and artists in its field, and the Managing Director will interact with them on a regular basis.

Please send application letter outlining relevant interests and skills, as well as a current CV or resume, to Neil Fraistat AND Matthew Kirschenbaum (nfraistat@umd.edu, mgk@umd.edu). Best consideration by April 24.

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