The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Digital Scholarship Curator who will provide media production and outreach support within the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES). Primary duties include hosting, organizing, producing, editing, and promoting a weekly podcast on Eurasian politics, history, culture featuring scholars, policy-makers, journalists, writers, and filmmakers working on topics concerning the Former Soviet Union.
The Digital Humanities & Social Science Curator will also teach one (1) course per semester on the history, politics, and/or culture on of the REES region as per REES course demands. One of these courses may include REES' Capstone Course, specifically focusing on providing undergraduate students with the skills to produce new media projects related to REES areas. The Digital Scholarship Curator will also produce a designated number of podcast interviews for the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) in the academic year.
Other major duties include representing, promoting, and disseminating REES programming and acting as REES' media ambassador to local, national, and international media and publics. The Digital Scholarship Curator must be cordial, professional, and possess excellent communication and computer skills (knowledge of Windows, Microsoft software, and HTML coding software required) along with strong organizational skills, initiative, and interpersonal skills. A Master's degree and a minimum of three-four years of professional academic experience are required. Knowledge or experience in Russian and East European studies is required.
NOTE: The hiring range is for full-time positions and will be prorated based on 60% effort.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Minimum three years of professional academic experience, preferably in a university setting. Position requires minimum of a Master's degree in Slavic Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, or similar field. Employee should have experience using a variety of digital communication media and technologies. Requires demonstrate ability to organize content for optimized presentation online. Excellent written and verbal communication skill are required. Must possess strong self-organization skills and the ability to work well with people from all levels of the University.
Complete mastery of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Access Database, and Internet essential, Adobe Pagemaker, and Microsoft Publishing useful; excellent verbal skills (ability to draft/modify routine correspondence and standard information documents; efficient and correct use of office equipment (Xerox, fax, etc); Incumbent should be proficient in at least one Slavic language in addition to English.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
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