Digital humanities director search underway

"Plenty of talent. What they need is a director" (Nov. 20, 1917) Editorial Cartoons of J.N. "Ding" Darling

After a series of digital humanities faculty hires, the University is now seeking an internal candidate to head the new Digital Studio for Public Humanities, to be housed in Main Library. We in DLS are excited about this latest development, and we look forward to building on recent experimental digital project collaborations with faculty members and ITS staff through a more coordinated approach led by the Provost’s Office.

Call for Applications-Director of the Digital Studio for Public Humanities

The University of Iowa invites applications for director of the Digital Studio for Public Humanities that is being developed in conjunction with the “Public Humanities in a Digital World” faculty cluster.  We seek a distinguished, dynamic, and visionary senior University of Iowa faculty member whose experiences—including interdisciplinary collaborations, technological innovations, public engagement, research, and teaching—will help the University launch this exciting new venture.

The Office of the Provost—in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the University Libraries, Information Technology Services (ITS), and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)—is already at work creating and staffing the Studio in the Main Library.  The Provost will further support the Studio by providing three years of start-up funding, and the OVPR will offer competitive seed grants for faculty projects.  ITS and the Libraries also offer competitive awards to support imaginative uses of technology for teaching. The successful candidate will have expertise in the digital humanities, success in engaging public audiences, experience in administration, strong evidence of academic leadership, demonstrated ability to work effectively and inclusively with a wide range of constituencies including students, and an established research agenda.

For more information, contact the Office of the Provost.