Technologist / Online Editor Sought for Blackbird at Virginia Commonwealth U.

Department of English
Virginia Commonwealth University
Collateral Instructor, Associate Technologist/Online Editor

We seek to hire a collateral faculty member who will serve as production editor for Blackbird, our award-winning online journal of literature and the arts, and will provide support and development for the interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. This person will serve as an educator and developer for the production facility supporting both of these and other departmental efforts in media and technology, and will act as associate site manager. The position is a twelve-month renewable appointment beginning spring 2007. MFA or master’s degree required; PhD desirable. The candidate must demonstrate mastery—creative and practical—in at least two areas of multimodal (new media) writing and/or production, such as online publication, Web design, digital photography, audio production, and video production. Proficiency in Adobe/Macromedia products is an advantage. The candidate must have excellent writing and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in literary/artistic endeavors; editing experience is strongly preferred. Teaching/training experience in any of the above areas is a significant plus. The person will work closely with the PhD director and the Technology Coordinator to develop and lead workshops and training sessions for students and faculty; the position includes the opportunity for teaching.

Send application, c.v., and dossier including three letters of recommendation and a portfolio demonstrating experience in teaching or training as well as containing examples of relevant work in multimodal/new media and/or Web production to Terry Oggel, Chair, Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2005. Applications will be reviewed starting in late-January and will continue until position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding. VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.