The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University is hiring a full stack Web Developer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The person hired for this position must have the demonstrated ability to learn on the job, must demonstrate flexibility when it comes to the various tools and platforms they will use here at our Center, and must be someone who thrives in a highly collaborative environment. The person hired for this position will have at least 10% self-directed time for professional development or self-initiated projects and scholarship. Because RRCHNM is first and foremost a history center, we have a strong preference for candidates who want to help us create meaningful historical projects by means of digital technologies. Candidates should understand and be committed to the idea that historical research projects, digital public history projects, and educational resources for history teachers and their students are what we are creating, and that technology is the means for creating those historical resources for our large and diverse audiences. To get a sense of RRCHNM's work, candidates are invited to browse our list of current and past projects.
RRCHNM is America's oldest and most successful digital humanities center with a long track record of success in pushing the field of digital humanities forward. Because our work is rooted in history and the humanities, we have a preference for candidates who have a degree or significant coursework in history or an associated discipline and also have the technology skills and experiences we require. However, a background in history is not required. RRCHNM has a well-supported infrastructure for web technologies, including a full time systems administrator, our own on-premises servers and cloud infrastructure, and access to research computing resources at GMU.
Please Note: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, and links to examples of existing work relevant to the position. The cover letter should engage with our mission statement and discuss why strengths and interests connect with that mission.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants should also submit a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university's mission as a diverse public university.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49698
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.