Job: Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives, Southern Oral History Program, UNC

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) in the Center for the Study of the American South seeks a Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives to oversee the SOHP’s participation in a three-year, cross-university collaboration focused on “the long civil rights movement,” stretching back to the 1940s and continuing with the extension of struggles for social justice into new arenas after the 1960s. Competitive applicants must demonstrate expertise in oral history research and the use of digital technologies in the humanities. Reporting to the SOHP’s Director and working alongside the Associate Director, the Coordinator will help to plan, supervise, and evaluate student fieldwork conducted throughout the project. The Coordinator will assume primary responsibility for the creative use of digital technologies and of new forms of collaborative research, interpretation, and ultimately publication. Tasks will include managing relationships with on-site and virtual scholarly collaborators and the selection, scholarly annotation, and contextualization of oral history materials for use in digital archives and other publishing experiments. In addition, the Coordinator will help to plan and implement a conference on the long civil rights movement in the spring of 2009. The ideal candidate will have both academic and administrative experience and must be able to work independently on long-term projects, while at the same time performing an array of short-term tasks in a collaborative setting. The position requires excellent oral and written, interpersonal, and organizational skills; familiarity with new media; and the ability to build cross- and off-campus partnerships. PhD in U.S. history preferred or MA and two years of relevant experience. Salary Range $50,000-$55,000. To begin fall 2008. Candidates should be aware that this is a time-limited position and funding is not assured for longer than three years. Please submit a letter of application, c.v, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives, Southern Oral History Program, Love House and Hutchins Forum, 410 East Franklin St., CB# 9127, UNC-CH. Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled. UNC is an equal opportunity employer.

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