Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Bucknell University


As part of the ITEC (Instructional Technology) team, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator (DSC) partners with faculty to drive the effective integration of  technology to enhance teaching, learning and research. In addition to focusing on digital scholarship, the DSC will regularly collaborate with other ITEC members, faculty and senior administrators to think strategically about the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, technology and public outreach in teaching and scholarship throughout the university.


  • Provides guidance to faculty members on digital scholarship projects (with a focus on humanities and social sciences), from development through completion
  • Collaborates with faculty in the humanities and social sciences to design and teach digital scholarship courses and related workshops
  • Advises university community, both one on one and in more formal presentation formats, about trends and best practices in digital pedagogy
  • Working closely with L&IT administration and L&IT Project Manager, coordinates Library and IT resources on Bucknell’s digital scholarship projects
  • Oversees the development and launch of Bucknell’s Digital Scholarship Center as a lively and engaging focal point for digital scholarship at Bucknell. Thereafter serves as lead coordinator for the services and program of the Center, continuing to bring creative ideas/programs/opportunities to the center, based on formal and informal assessment and feedback.
  • Coordinates, develops, organizes and leads events and programs including presentations, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and faculty learning communities to inform departments and programs about trends in digital scholarship
  • Investigates and shares information on funding opportunities, particularly those related to GIS, spatial thinking, and digital scholarship
  • Distributes information on opportunities for professional development including conferences, webinars, and opportunities to work collaboratively with other institutions
  • Oversees student assistants and the related budget
  • Actively identifies possible points for integration and closer interaction with other areas of Library & IT
  • Works with other instructional technologists and librarians to support instructional and informational programs and activities
  • Participates in and contributes to the development of marketing and outreach services within the library
  • Contributes to the library’s assessment program to improve services and user engagement
  • Actively participates in the instructional technology profession at both the national and regional levels

The Digital Scholarship Coordinator must keep abreast of changing technology generally and its application in the higher education environment specifically. In addition, the DSC must maintain a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in digital scholarship including tools such as WordPress, Omeka, and Drupal. Furthermore, the DSC must possess a desire to experiment with technology and a willingness to learn and adapt to the development of emerging tools and methods, as he or she will identify relevant tools and initiatives for exploration and possible implementation at Bucknell.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with experience in digital humanities/scholarship
  • Record of innovation and creativity with digital scholarship
  • Advanced knowledge of emerging media and communication literacies
  • Proficiency in a wide range of digital scholarship platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, Fedora Repository, and Digital Commons
  • Technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology platforms and systems
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on large-scale research projects
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical partners
  • Evidence of being a collaborative team player and having the ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with diverse colleagues
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively, often working under tight deadlines including taking a leadership role in project management

 Preferred Qualifications

  • MA/Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with experience in digital humanities and/or new media
  • Proven record of teaching at the college or university level
  • Project management experience

About the Organization

In August 1997 Bucknell University integrated its library and computing organizations to form Library and Information Technology Department. We focus on strengthening natural areas of collaboration and creating synergies among staff members. We strive to create an information-rich environment for the campus, and enjoy a strong service reputation. Library and Information Technology is committed to supporting the professional development of its 85 staff members.

To learn more about our Bucknell University’s Library and Information Technology, explore our website at

For maximum consideration, post a cover letter, resume, and names of three references by midnight, February 10, 2013 on Bucknell University’s online recruiting website for details – Bucknell encourages applications from women and members of minority groups (EEO/AA).

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