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CWRC Project Manager

Posting anticipated in summer 2010 for fall start

Based in Edmonton at U of Alberta

Professional position, good salary and benefits, min 3.5 years

Tentative and completely unofficial description of the position:


The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) is an infrastructure project that will produce a virtual research environment for the study of writing in Canada, in partnership with other open-source software initiatives and with other literary scholars and projects. It will build a repository, a layer of services for the production, use, and analysis of repository and federated materials, and an interface. More information about the project is available here.

The project requires a full-time manager with advanced domain knowledge, strong managerial skills, and the experience or aptitude for managing a technical project. We require a dedicated team member with depth of knowledge in literary studies and some familiarity with work in the digital humanities, to coordinate the multiple components of this project and supervise some areas of activity. The manager will assist with equipment ordering and oversee setup, play a key role in project planning, coordinate user needs analysis, assist in developing specifications for contract work and partnership agreements, evaluate work in progress and completed, and help manage the development process. Duties will also include supervising staff working on converting or entering seed materials (e.g. bibliographies, biocritical information) for the repository and advising affiliated scholars engaged in CWRC projects.

The Project Manager will play a major role in coordinating a complex project. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must have strong prioritizing and organizational skills, possess excellent communication skills, be flexible and able to work independently, and be capable of establishing and maintaining quality relationships with CWRC researchers, partners, employees, and contractors.


The official description will be provided on this page when approved and posted, as well as being sent to Humanist, ACH joblist, HASTAC, etc. For more information please contact Susan Brown: susan{dot}brown{the at sign}ualberta.ca