The University of Michigan’s new Digital Studies Institute (UMDSI) seeks to hire an Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to shape an innovative new organization that will contribute towards our understanding of the digital world in a Research 1 university setting. The UMDSI serves students, researchers, and the public and the Executive Director will provide programmatic, strategic, and forward-looking leadership for the Digital Studies Institute. The UMDSI integrates critical humanistic, social science, and artistic approaches to digital studies, and foreground questions about social inequalities, including racial and gendered bias, in digital cultures. They will partner with the Faculty Director (who will lead the faculty and research direction), the Associate Director (who has primary responsibility for the curricular program and summer institute) and the Chief Administrator (who provides operational leadership) to assure that the UMDSI creates an inclusive and generative space for digital studies students, staff, and faculty. The Executive Director will also have primary responsibility for assuring that the UMDSI programs are complementary and in partnership with other institutional units involved in digital work – including, but not limited to the Duderstadt Center, the University Library, and Information Technology services.
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