12.0355 job at Scholars Press; ATLA appointment

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:39:29 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 355.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (61)
Subject: Job Announcement: Scholars Press Technology Director

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (17)
Subject: ATLA Appointment

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:32:18 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Job Announcement: Scholars Press Technology Director

>> From: "James R. Adair" <jadair@emory.edu>


THE CONSORTIUM: Scholars Press, a not-for-profit center for scholarly
communication located on the campus of Emory University, serves the fields
of religion, theology, biblical studies, classics, ancient near eastern
history, and archaeology. It services a member base of 25,000 and
publishes 100 plus book titles and 18 journals annually. Its major
learned society partners are the American Academy of Religion, the Society
of Biblical Literature, and the American Philological Association. A new
center for the study of religion has just been completed which provides
state-of-the-art systems for communication and work, The Luce Center,
comprising 24,000 square feet of office and meeting space.

SUMMARY: The Scholars Press Consortium, a 22 member partnership of
academic organizations in the humanities, seeks a chief information
officer to provide leadership for the development and application of
technology programs for the Consortium. The Technology Director is
responsible for the management, development and direction of technology
programs and projects for SP and for the technology services provided to
member organizations. Work of the Director will encompass leadership in
developing technology programs for the Consortium and the in-house
application of technology to provide enhanced sponsor and member services.
The Technology Director reports to the Director of the Press.

CONSITUTENT RELATIONS: The Technology Director will serve as the
principal staff liaison in technology matters to the sponsoring
organizations, seek to improve the electronic delivery of services to
members of the organizations, and lead the effort to significantly improve
and expand the Association's use of the Internet by developing, managing
and directing efforts to provide a significant array of services via the

IN-HOUSE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION: The Technology Director will be
responsible for the management and application of technologies by the SP
staff with a server environment including a 50+-station LAN (Novell),
Unix, Oracle, multi-platform clients, and other network-based services,
Internet access, E-mail, desktop PCs and software. SP is currently in
the process of developing a web-enabled integrated database which will
provide transparent linkage to all of its database activities. Responsible
for strategic and tactical planning, cost estimates and budgeting for IT
services, s/he will establish specific goals and schedules, supervise a
current team of three technology specialists, and assess and manage
resources. The Technology Director will relate closely to the member
services, publications, and accounting departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have strong managerial and
consultative skills and the ability to communicate priorities, schedules,
and the status of current projects to a non-technical audience. A
humanities computing background and familiarity with SGML/XML is a plus.
An understanding of and familiarity with not-for-profit (or
small-business) IT environments, development of web-based services as well
as strong written and verbal communications skills are essential.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Compensation will be commensurate with
experience and background. The SP Consortium offers a highly competitive
benefits package including medical and dental insurance, life insurance,
long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, vacation
and sick leave, paid holidays, direct deposit of payroll, and a very
pleasant work environment. SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES should fax, e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter
and salary requirements to: The Director, Scholars Press, P.O. Box 15399,
Atlanta, GA 30333; fax 404-727-2348, E-Mail hgilmer@emory.edu

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit TELA, the consortium web site at

Jimmy Adair
Director, ATLA Center for Electronic Texts in Religion
(Former ITS Manager, Scholars Press)

Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:27:47 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ATLA Appointment

>> From: CDerrenbac@aol.com


The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. James R. Adair, Jr. to the position of Director of the ATLA
Center for Electronic Texts in Religion (ATLA CETR). CETR is a research and
development division of ATLA developed by the Association in collaboration
with and located at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Initially, Dr. Adair will
serve as Project Director for ATLA's journal digitization project ATLAS.

Dr. Adair holds the Ph.D. (Old Testament) and M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He has earned the M.A. (Ancient Near
Eastern Studies) and Honors B.A. (Semitic Languages and Cultures) from the
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His B.S. (Computer and Information
Science) is from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Adair served as Manager of Information Technology Services for Scholars
Press, Atlanta, GA, from 1994-1998. Since 1996 he has taught at Mercer
University, Mason, GA, as an adjunct professor.

The American Theological Library Association welcomes Dr. James R. Adair, Jr.
to his new post January 1, 1999.

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