Digital Humanities Jobs

Early Modern Data Curation Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English and University Libraries jointly seek an Early Modern Data Curation Fellow to lead data curation activities for the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (SDFB) project, a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network that scholars and students can collaboratively expand, revise, curate, and critique. The fellow will leverage expertise in early modern studies along with technical aptitude in order to contribute meaningfully to a rich data lifecycle, including collecting, processing, textmining, analyzing, and archiving data related to the early modern social network.

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Digital Humanities Research Designer at Pennsylvania State University

The Penn State University Libraries in partnership with the College of the Liberal Arts seek a creative, forward-thinking scholar for the new position of Digital Humanities Research Designer. The Digital Humanities Research Designer will be familiar with a range of technologies and have direct experience bringing digital approaches to bear on research and teaching. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts.

The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools, for example, the Digital Humanities Research Designer will be able to translate and share ideas and concepts effectively across diverse interdisciplinary audiences. The Digital Humanities Research Designer will maintain currency in the field and may pursue his or her own research to do so.

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Head of Scholar’s Lab Graduate Programs at UVA

Are you an experienced digital humanities scholar-practitioner with a strong background in project management and public service? The University of Virginia Library seeks an energetic, adaptable leader for the digital consultation services and intellectual programming of our internationally-respected Scholars’ Lab. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, eager to work collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff, and able to muster and effectively communicate U.Va. Library’s deep resources for digital scholarship. This supervisory position is responsible for day-to-day operations in the Scholars’ Lab and, together with the heads of Graduate Programs and Research & Development, completes the leadership team reporting to the director of the Library’s Department of Digital Research & Scholarship.

The Head of the Scholars’ Lab should have a strong service ethic, broad technical knowledge, and ability to collaborate as a partner with faculty and graduate students, enabling next-generation digital scholarship in a library lab setting. He or she should also be able to take good advantage of the “20% time” afforded to all Department of Digital Research & Scholarship to pursue professional development and their own (often collaborative) research projects related to the mission of the Scholars’ Lab. This is a full-time, permanent managerial and professional staff position at U.Va.

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Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

The PressForward project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) now invites applications for a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal) at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will work with the project directors to manage the publication of Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities, as well as to perform project outreach and to experiment with new forms of open-access digital publishing.

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Director, Digital Humanities Seed Lab at Arizona State University

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) seeks an Administrative Professional to serve as Director of the Digital Humanities Seed Lab. The successful candidate will work closely with the IHR Director, Digital Humanities Advisory Board, and staff to conceptualize and implement an ASU-wide initiative on digital humanities research. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training/ experience in digital humanities and new media to build external networks, seek out and/or create funding opportunities, develop a strategic vision for building and managing digital programs and projects, and further the mission of humanities research at ASU. Anticipated start date is August 2013. Salary $45,000-$60,000, depending on experience.

As director, the successful candidate will be expected to work directly with researchers to define, develop, and/or analyze project design, scope, and/or needs; evaluate existing and/or emerging tools and technologies to identify potential uses in humanities research at ASU; and collaborate with other ASU units/agencies to understand and apply various technology infrastructures to maximize resources and effectiveness. The successful candidate will also provide limited technical support for digital humanities research projects, including implementation of tools, technology, etc. to help researcher achieve goals; develop prototype demonstration projects for use by others; and provide training, group instruction or workshops as appropriate.

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Mellon Digital Scholar at Five Colleges of Ohio

The Libraries at the Five Colleges of Ohio invite applications for the position of Mellon Digital Scholar. The Digital Scholar will support the Ohio Five Libraries’ transition to digital scholarship and continue the process of integrating digital collections into the curriculum and faculty research agendas. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the position is a full-time, three-year, limited term appointment reporting to the grant’s Program Director.

The successful candidate will:

  • Foster the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of scholarly digital projects;
  • Serve as a liaison to faculty, educating them about the wide range of options offered by the libraries and collaborating with them on the use of digital collections and projects in the curriculum;
  • Train and coordinate training opportunities for library staff to increase their understanding and awareness of the emerging field of digital scholarship;
  • Engage faculty and students, as appropriate, in collaborative scholarship and the creation of knowledge using digital collections and emerging analytical tools;
  • Analyze digital collections, data, or research processes;
  • Advance collaboration with other liberal arts digital scholarship work, including efforts to expand undergraduate research presentation opportunities at venues such as Re: Humanities;
  • Work closely with consortial library committees in carrying out the goals of the grant;
  • Be based at one of the Ohio Five colleges, but travel to consortial sites, ensuring that all five campuses receive the support they need and facilitating steady progress at each; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

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Postdoc in Digital Storytelling at the University of Denver

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The Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies in the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a three year lecturer-postdoctoral fellow beginning Fall 2013.  Eligible candidates will have received a Ph.D. no earlier than June 2012, and have an expertise in teaching and scholarship in the areas of digital storytelling and digital journalism. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of how these emergent practices are being taken up among diasporic communities.

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Digital Humanities Research Developer: King’s College London

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Established in 2008, the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) is a research centre located in the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) to facilitate interdisciplinary, institutional, national and international collaboration.

The Centre works collaboratively with researchers, research teams and groups, and as partners in research projects across King’s College London. It also works in partnership with other UK HE, with European institutions, and internationally with HE library and research institutes. It has an extensive project portfolio funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the European Commission and has attracted over £3 million of research income since 2008.

The Centre is seeking a Research Developer in dynamic web development including implementation of front-end interfaces. The Researcher will work across two major European Commission funded research infrastructure projects: the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) (www.ehri-project.eu) and Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (Dasish) (www.dasish.eu) projects. Her/his role will be to analyse research practices and translate and implement these in a Virtual Research Environment and research registries.

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