MITH is Hiring

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The Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland in College Park is seeking a full time programmer for at least a year to work on the NEH/JISC funded Shakespeare’s Quartos project. This exciting digital humanities initiative, an international collaboration among MITH, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Oxford University, the British Library, the Huntington Library, and the Scottish National Library, aims to create a digital archive of all the extant quartos of Shakespeare’s plays beginning with Hamlet. The successful candidate will at the minimum have a bachelor’s degree and be an experienced web programmer familiar with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, XML, and XSLT to develop both the user interface and the database back-end for this interactive archive. Ideally, the candidate will also have a background in textual criticism and/or Shakespearean scholarship.

Located in McKeldin Library at the heart of the campus, MITH is the University of Maryland's primary intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners of digital humanities, new media, and cyberculture, as well as the home of the Electronic Literature Organization, the most prominent international group devoted to the writing, publishing and reading of electronic literature. MITH's house research includes projects in text mining, tool building, visualization, digital libraries, electronic publishing, and digital preservation. We collaborate actively with allied campus units, including the University Libraries, the College of Information Science, and the Human Computer Interaction Lab. Situated just outside of Washington DC, MITH also offers all of the opportunities that come from the libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

Salary range, $50,000 – $55,000. To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references. Best consideration by April 9, 2008. Application materials may be sent electronically to or to Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Consideration of applications to begin immediately. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

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