Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center, CUNY

To apply, please visit the CUNYFirst website. Application materials must be submitted online by May 21, 2015.

The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate education: rigorous academic training and globally significant research. lt is recognized for outstanding scholarship across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and is integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events – lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

The Graduate Center has been heavily engaged in digital humanities work. The school builds community platforms for scholarly engagement, visualizes cultural patterns in social media, explores innovative ways to access digital humanities tools, collaborates with others to create new forms of the book, hosts a digital humanities speaker series, encourages doctoral students to integrate technology and pedagogy, rethinks networked teaching and learning, sponsors innovative student projects, and supports digital fellows who work on and foster a range of exciting projects.

Based in the Provost’s Office and reporting to the Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives will join an institution with strong support for digital work and will be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community of faculty members, graduate students, and staff working together to explore new digital humanities projects and opportunities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Directs the preparation and submission of 2-3 new grant proposals per year, and to maintain the management of successfully funded projects;

– Directs administration of the GC Digital Praxis Seminar, which introduces new doctoral and master’s students at the GC to digital humanities texts, projects, and practices;

– Works with the GC Digital Fellows Program and the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants program, directing the arrangement of workshops and training sessions to help students improve their skills;

– Manages the GC Digital Scholarship Lab and related equipment;

– Serves as a liaison to academic programs, centers, and institutes partnered with GC Digital Initiatives;

– Directs initiatives associated with digital projects that are part of the Graduate Center’s Performance Management Process.

Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ relevant experience required.

A preferred candidate should have:
– Extensive experience building and engaging communities around digital projects
– Experience working in a higher education institution
– Ph.D. degree in area(s) within the humanities and social sciences
– Past success working collaboratively in interdisciplinary environments
– Extensive project management experience
– Experience with a technical area of digital humanities, such as data visualization, text analysis, digital pedagogy, geospatial humanities, data curation, network analysis, or scholarly communication
– In depth familiarity with the most recent scholarship in the digital humanities
– Extensive experience with grant writing and management including financial and activity reporting
– Ability to monitor grants, budget, and expenditures to ensure that targets are met
– Two years of supervisory experience including handling personnel and recruitment actions
– A commitment to open-source code, open-access scholarship, and public education

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please apply by visiting this link on CUNYFirst

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) by the closing date, May 21, 2015.


Go to and search for Job ID 12661. Follow the directions above and send all materials in by by the closing date, May 21, 2015.