The Making and Knowing Project, a research cluster of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, seeks a collaborative and creative Digital Humanities Designer-Developer. This part-time consultant position, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has an expected duration of two years. The start date is flexible and can start as soon as the hire can be made.
The Designer-Developer will join the Project staff and collaborators during the final years of the creation of an open-access critical digital edition of an intriguing late sixteenth-century French manuscript containing technical instructions for little-known craft practices. This is an exciting opportunity to rethink and shape the way scholars in the humanities communicate in the digital space, and will draw upon the Designer-Developer’s technical, aesthetic, and intellectual strengths and curiosity.
The candidate will develop and design the digital environment that will integrate the Project’s research on this manuscript since 2014 into a dynamic and interactive website. This site will allow scholars, educators, and students to draw new connections about thematic focuses, specific materials, and much more from the contents of the text and the research results.
Position details and compensation:
The appointment is a part-time consultant position for a two year period, with the possibility of becoming a salaried position for the duration of the grant. Terms of work are flexible and negotiable, with both off- and on-site work participation required at Columbia University. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The contributions of all collaborators will be credited in the published edition. A full proposal including scope of work and budget will be negotiated with successful applicants in subsequent rounds of the application process.
Please e-mail all applications to the Project Manager, Naomi Rosenkranz with “Making and Knowing Designer-Developer” in the subject line. Attach a single pdf document that includes:
– Curriculum vitae
– Cover letter with statement of interest and qualifications
– List of previous clients, projects, websites, or other relevant digital materials.
– List of three references, with telephone numbers and email addresses.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however we cannot guarantee that applications received after December 29, 2016 will be considered. Selected applicants will be provided with additional information and materials in order to develop a full proposal.
Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.