Contemplative University Portal Manager
Working Title: Contemplative University Portal Manager
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Contemplative Sciences Center
Posting Date: 02-23-2018
This position will manage the creation, expansion, and management of an online portal called "The Contemplative University," which will be devoted to the rich documentation of historical systems of contemplation, modern pedagogical strategies for creating engaged and participatory classrooms in educational contexts, and practices for creating transformative educational experiences that proactively facilitate student flourishing in curricular and co-curricular contexts. Resources will range over audio-video, structured databases of tips and practices, essays, interactive media, annotated bibliographies, and more. Input will be produced centrally at UVA, but also be accomplished in a distributed fashion through many individuals and institutions across the country, and world. The manager will need to generate content, manage students and staff, provide technical support to contributors, and help galvanize and coordinate larger circles of participation.
These will include generating content (30%), supporting the full life cycle of contributions from solicitation to publication (30%), overseeing content staff (20%), engaging with technologies towards design and maintenance of site (10%), providing training to students and scholars to use these technologies (10%).
This position is initially a one year appointment, with possibility for further renewal based on satisfactory performance. The position is contingent on the availability of funding and, as defined by University policy, is a restricted position.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience managing complex digital projects involving technology and content.
Background in theory and practice of in contemplative and yogic traditions
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