[globaloutlookDH-l] Job opportunity: Assistant Project Manager for HumetricsHSS and MESH Research at Michigan State University

Mapes, Kristen kmapes at msu.edu
Wed Feb 26 12:41:14 MST 2020

Dear colleagues,

We are accepting applications for the position of Assistant Project Manager for HumetricsHSS and MESH Research in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.

We have created a short powerpoint presentation that explains the position and what we are looking for (go.cal.msu.edu/pm2020<http://go.cal.msu.edu/pm2020>).

The full description and posting are available at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/503210/specialist-outreachfixed-term.

Position Description Extract

"The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and the Libraries at Michigan State University seek an Academic Specialist - Outreach to fill the Assistant Digital Projects Manager role supporting the efforts of the HuMetricsHSS initiative and the MESH research team. This is a full-time 12-month position with an expectation of annual renewal. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with outstanding organizational skills.

The position will work to provide outreach to the academic community and beyond to support research and work associated with new models for documenting, understanding, and rewarding academic work and digital scholarly communications. The position reports jointly to HuMetricsHSS and to MESH.


The successful candidate will have experience in event planning, participation in and coordination of digital projects, a record of successful collaboration with teams that are geographically dispersed, an understanding of digital humanities and other digital projects and their workflows within an academic setting, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and MSU Libraries promote an academic and organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members to achieve excellence. We are interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. We seek candidates with integrity and a strong work ethic, who possess an understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain research projects within a major academic research institution. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy. We invite you to apply even if you have not currently mastered all of the skills listed. We seek someone with the ability to collaborate and to expand their technical skillset in creative ways; we’re happy to discuss whether you are a good fit for this role."

Review of applications begins next week, but we will continue to welcome applications until the position is filled.


Kristen Mapes
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

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