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Humanist Archives: July 25, 2019, 6:47 a.m. Humanist 33.150 - postdoc (National Gallery of Art, US)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 150.
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        Date: 2019-07-25 05:32:56+00:00
        From: Emily Pugh 
        Subject: Job Opportunity: Postdoc for Digital Projects, CASVA, NGA

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National
Gallery of Art (NGA) is now accepting applications for the Postdoctoral
Research Associate for Digital Projects.


The incumbent provides the CASVA deans with guidance, technical support,
and implementation for computer-based scholarly research projects and
publications. Ensures that digital projects meet the specific research
goals of the deans and compliance with NGA technical requirements and
resources. The incumbent also meets regularly with research teams as
well as other Gallery staff and creates production schedules to ensure
the development and maintenance of CASVA's presence on the NGA website.

This position supports the NGA mission to strengthen digital outreach
and collaboration in ways that increase public access to CASVA-sponsored
research. The incumbent plays a critical role in enriching and expanding
existing research projects (see
by using digital tools and methods such as database construction,
website development, and online publishing.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with internal teams to design, develop, and implement
digital projects; deliver projects on time ensuring compliance with
gallery quality, style, and IT standards are met.

Scope project requirements and provide technical oversight throughout
planning process, from development, beta testing and site launch, to
evaluation, maintenance, and archiving. Develop support documentation
including technical logs and requirement specifications.

Communicate with the team and ensure all members are on board with
delegated tasks.

Highlight potential technical issues and act proactively to resolve
issues both before and after site launches.

Enhance the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship by
monitoring emerging trends and supporting the creation and discovery of
open-access scholarship and new forms of scholarly digital media and

Coordinate and provide instruction and training on digital scholarship
tools, techniques, and methodologies.  Develop opportunities for
collaboration and other outreach related to digital scholarship in
collaboration with wider museum and art-historical community.

Lead and manage the CASVA website team to steward the content and
quality of website. Serve as the CASVA webmaster, coordinating the web
presence with NGA staff in redesigns, maintenance, improvement, and
continuous usability testing.

Other Terms:

The position is a full-time salaried appointment with a two-year term,
with possibility for renewal. Postdoctoral research associates are
employees of the NGA and have full use of the Gallery's library,
research facilities, and services. As members of CASVA's scholarly
community, they are expected to participate in ongoing meetings and
programs at the Center and to develop their own scholarship. One day per
week is available to pursue research in personal areas of specialization.

All applicants should have a PhD in art history or expect to complete
all requirements for the PhD by September 2019. Must have proven
experience with digital art history scholarship that has engaged
innovative IT solutions, enterprise systems, outsourced environments,
and open source developments.  Proficiency in one or more European
languages.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to manage
and balance multiple projects and priorities. Effective presentation,
organizational, and communication skills. Preference given to applicants
who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter (addressed to the Selection
Committee), curriculum vitae, and names of two references to
casvaresearch@nga.gov. The Selection Committee begins candidate review 
after August 15, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.


Additional Salary Information: CASVA also provides research associates
an allowance for travel and research, paid annual and sick leave
benefits, eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employee Health
Benefits Program, and one day per week to pursue one's own research.

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