CHASS IT is offering a one-year (renewable) graduate assistantship for one CRDM student. This is a great opportunity for those interested in digital humanities, emerging technologies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary collaborations. The student selected for this position will work full time (20-hours/week) as a graduate assistant with CHASS IT under the supervision of Justin Daves.
At this point, we are selecting candidates for the 2016-17 academic year. Only students on GSSP are eligible for the position. If you are interested, please send me a CV and a brief statement of interest by JANUARY 15th, 2016.
For more information, please see the call below.
CRDM Graduate Assistantship assigned to CHASS IT
General Duties: The primary purpose of this position will be to serve as a conduit between faculty teaching courses related to digital humanities and CHASS IT. The TA will provide consultation to faculty and assist them in selecting appropriate technologies for their pedagogical needs; convey system or technology requirements to IT staff members; assist faculty with implementing the selected technologies; and provide some support to the classes. The TA may need to conduct demonstrations of how to use technologies for classes or serve as a support resource to either faculty or students enrolled in those courses. The types of technologies a TA may encounter in this role include XML, Omeka, LAMP environments, OpenJournal, content management systems, ArcGIS, open source tools or software (such as GIMP, InkScape, etc.), and Arduino. The successful candidate is not expected to be familiar with all of these technologies, but should be open to exploring them (and other solutions) individually and with guidance and assistance from IT staff members.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills: The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to translate pedagogical needs into technical requirements. The candidate should also be comfortable with recommending a variety of technologies to solve various problems. The candidate should be comfortable giving overviews or presentations related to technical solutiosn when necessary. Some familiarity with some of the technologies listed above would be a plus.