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<nettime-ann> We're Hiring!...Digital Cultures and Creativity Associate
Hasan Elahi on Thu, 19 May 2011 04:33:28 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> We're Hiring!...Digital Cultures and Creativity Associate Director at University of Maryland


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Digital Cultures and Creativity Associate Director

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland invites 
applications for the position of Associate Director of Digital Cultures and 
Creativity, a new living/learning program for first- and second-year 
undergraduate students.

Designed for the highly motivated 21st century student who was born into a world 
of windows and the web, Digital Cultures and Creativity (DCC) provides an 
innovative curriculum and a residential learning community that combines art, 
imagination, and global citizenship with new media and new technologies. 
Depending on individual interest, DCC students pursue activities as varied as 
digital music and video production, digital art, computer game design, creative 
electronic writing, virtual worlds, and developing online communities. DCC is 
housed within the Honors College and sponsored primarily by the College of Arts 
and Humanities (ARHU), with co-sponsorship from the iSchool, the Department of 
Computer Science, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 
(MITH).

The University of Maryland is a âTop 20â ranked major public research 
university, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore metroplex, five miles from 
the District of Columbia, with its concentrated cultural, artistic, research, 
and public policy resources. As the flagship university, the University of 
Marylandâs academic programs are sought after as partners for a wide variety of 
initiatives with such cultural institutions as the Smithsonian, the National 
Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the 
galleries and theatres of the nationâs capital.

The position is initially for 3 years with possibility of renewal. Appointment 
is to the faculty rank of lecturer. Salary: $55,000 plus benefits. This is a 
12-month appointment and some evening and weekend work will be expected on an 
as-needed basis. An appropriate terminal degree in hand is required. Academic 
work must include a significant focus on digital research, scholarship, and/or 
creative practice and further research activity and professional development are 
expected. Experience teaching and/or advising at the college-level required. 
Must have extensive knowledge and use of digital technologies in the classroom. 
Excellent organization and communication skills required.

Position Description and Duties:

Teaching and Advising

The Associate Director will staff one course per semester in the program, such 
as Introduction to Digital Cultures and Creativity, History of Machine-Encoded 
Creative Expression, Research Practicum, or a new course designed with DCC 
staff. The Associate Director will also devote significant time to advising and 
counseling individual students, including their transition from the program to a 
regular major.

Administrative Responsibilities

Admissions: Coordinate and implement programming at all stages of the annual 
recruitment cycle, including open houses, information sessions, etc. Serve as 
the primary contact person for prospective students and their families during 
the recruitment cycle. Play a primary role in the selection of students for the 
incoming class, which includes serving on the general Honors College admissions 
committee. Work with Resident Life, Honors College, College of Arts and 
Humanities and other campus units in the development of recruitment materials 
and publicity for DCC.

Programming and Planning: Design and implement DCC co-curricular programming and 
special events with the director and DCC fellows.

Management: Supervise program interns, teaching assistants; supervise, with the 
director, all graduate assistants.

General Administration: Work with scheduling officers in ARHU and Honors College 
to develop each semesterâs course offerings and to approve selected Honors 
(HONR) courses for the DCC citation. Attend administrative meetings across the 
campus, including Undergraduate Program Directorâs group meetings in ARHU and 
Resident Life Living-Learning Program directors meetings. Process basic 
financial paperwork, including reimbursement and simple procurement (e.g., 
ordering office supplies, printing orders, copy machine program, etc.)

For best consideration, interested candidates should apply by June 15. It is 
expected that the appointment will beginAugust 1, 2011. Please send a letter of 
application detailing scholarly/creative work and teaching experience and 
interests; a CV; names and contact information of three references; and an URL 
to samples of research or creative activity to Professor Hasan Elahi, Director 
of Digital Cultures and Creativity Program via e-mail at helahi {AT} umd. edu. 
Electronic submissions preferred. Hard copy applications can be sent to 
Professor Elahi at Department of Art, 1211E Art/Sociology Building, University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1311. The University of Maryland is an equal 
opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

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