Digital Humanities Position in Military History

Rowan Technology Solutions, LLC is looking to hire a talented, creative, and agile historian to partner with the United States Military Academy, Department of History building innovative digital learning products. The selected candidate will be responsible for creating experiences that not only capture and maintain the learner’s interest, but that also helps to create efficient learning. By creating a dynamic and compelling experience through the integration of several mediums (specifically text, maps, images, animation, video, and audio), the historian will capture the general and specific educational ideas concerning the teaching of military history, especially for the West Point History of Warfare, a 71 chapter, million word interactive, enhanced eBook.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that integrates maps, written chapter text, graphic images and video into an interactive learning experience. The historian will work directly with the interdisciplinary team’s designers and cartographers as well as the Department of History at West Point and other customers. Historians are expected to provide both directed research and creative input for the final product, including all historical content requirements.

Minimum requirements include an MA in history or museum studies, with a preference towards the history of the Second World War and/or 20th Century military history. Preference will be given to candidates who hold doctoral degrees or who have completed their doctoral coursework.

A letter of application, C.V., a short writing sample, and two letters of recommendation will be requested from applicants considered for this position.

The candidate should have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; additionally, experience working with iBooks Author and Keynote is highly desirable.

Competitive candidates must have extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in researching and writing military history (operational military history would be valuable). Experience in traditional book design and publication would be especially useful as well.

Salary:  A highly competitive compensation package based on experience and demonstrated capability.

Location:  United States Military Academy at West Point, NY

For more information, see the full ad at H-Net.

This entry was posted in Academic Publishing, Careers in History, Digital Humanities, Graduate Work in History, Grants and Fellowships, History of Violence, Museums and Historical Memory, War, Culture, and Society. Bookmark the permalink.

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