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Professor of Digital Humanities

humanities learning in a digital age

The UON NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 recognises that the nature of the workforce will undergo rapid transformation, particularly in Australia, as we move from an economy dependent on commodities to one reliant on new technologies, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. Digital Humanities will be a major contributor to the Future Industries Global Innovation Cluster at UON.

The Role

The Professor of Digital Humanities will lead the development of Digital Humanities in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and across the Faculty and wider university.

The role is a leader in research and teaching in the context of new multidisciplinary clusters who can bring staff and students to take advantage of the new opportunities provided by digital resources, tools and communication, and thus enhance the School’s role as a significant contributor globally to innovative teaching and research in humanities and social science.

In particular, this role requires the capacity to encourage undergraduate students to think about disciplinary knowledge and to discuss global issues both past and present through the prism of a range of disciplines. The teaching of the new BA program is driven by question-based pedagogies to embed deep level thinking. The new BA seeks to use the Digital Humanities to ask students to conceive of Humanities learning in a digital age, to reflect on the role of digital technology in their learning, and to understand the world of digital tools and environments for future research and careers.

The incumbent will help shape and develop new forms of education and research in an internationally connected regional location. The University’s digital learning and research facilities make this an incredibly enriching opportunity for the imagined future of students.

The right person will be either “born digital” or has learned how to unleash the power of technology to form a contemporary humanities.

The Professor of Digital Humanities will be a transformative and dynamic leader, able to inspire and start new research programs, as well as build a sustainable record of high quality research that will attract external research income.
For more about the smart cities context at UON click here.

Next steps and to apply
To obtain the candidate information package and for a confidential discussion candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly via email at UON@desailly.com.au.

The official close is 9 June
https://www.desailly.com.au/opportunities/dh/

DPLA Network Manager

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The Digital Public Library of America has an opening for the position of DPLA Network Manager.

The Digital Public Library of America is growing our Hubs Network.  DPLA Hubs include Content and Service Hubs, and represent almost 2,000 cultural heritage institutions throughout the country.  Over the next several years, we have the goal for cultural heritage institutions in every state to have an on-ramp to DPLA.  This position will play a critical role in helping to grow, document and coordinate activities for the Hubs Network.  

Reporting to the DPLA Director for Content, the DPLA Network Manager would perform the follow job duties:

  • assist the DPLA Director for Content in building the DPLA Network by working with potential Hubs to assure their success as members of the network
  • manage communications with the Hub network
  • coordinate the Hubs application process
  • provide documentation for the network on various activities
  • oversee website updates related to Hubs network information needs, i.e. materials designed to help plan new Hubs, information about the Hubs network, application materials, etc.
  • field inquiries about joining the network
  • keep statistics related to the network and network activities
  • provide education and training to the Hub network, including assisting with the implementation of rightsstatements.org
  • assist in curation activities, such as building Exhibitions, Primary Source Sets or Network-owned ebook collections

Experience required:  The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of working in digital libraries or a related setting, preferably in a collaborative environment.  The Network Manager will understand the operations of the DPLA Hubs including digitization, aggregation, metadata standards and normalization, rights status determination and the human resources required to carry out these activities.  The ideal candidate will also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service orientation. The ability to travel to Hub locations and/or other locations to deliver education, training or project presentations is required.  

Experience preferred:   Direct experience with aggregation of metadata; Knowledge of metadata aggregation tools; Knowledge of the resources required to build and maintain a DPLA Hub.  Prior experience with project management and/or personnel management.

Education Required: MLS or related degree

Like its collection, DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

This position is full-time. DPLA is a geographically-distributed organization, with roughly half of its employees in its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, and most in the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston. Given the significant travel and collaboration associated with this position, proximity to the majority of DPLA’s staff is helpful, and easy access to a major airport is essential.

About DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 11 million items from nearly 2,000 institutions. DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

To apply, send a letter of interest detailing your qualifications, resume and a list of 3 references in a single PDF to jobs@dp.la.  First review of applications will begin April 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology

Five Colleges, Incorporated, a consortium whose member institutions are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology (hereinafter Coordinator). The Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology is responsible for coordinating and providing support for a broad range of faculty-driven pilot projects (6-10 per year) exploring blended learning in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. These projects will have been selected and awarded funding from a grant supporting the Five College Blended Learning Project. The Coordinator consults with faculty members to identify, analyze and suggest opportunities for applying appropriate technologies to meet curricular and pedagogical goals through blended learning. The Coordinator facilitates conversations, coordinates support, and works in partnership with other information technology staff members of Five Colleges and the campuses and serves as a general resource and support person for faculty members and other instructional technology staff members at the campuses who are exploring and seeking innovative uses of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in humanities courses. The Coordinator provides workshops, individual instruction in associated technologies for faculty members, students and staff members at the campuses and Five Colleges. The Coordinator assists in developing means of assessing learning outcomes, creating new digital materials (print, video, audio, tools), and/or frameworks in support of blended learning pilots undertaken by teams of faculty members and staff members. This is a 3-year, grant funded position (June, 2014 – June, 2017). Salary range $60,000 – $75,000, depending on experience.

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Web Applications Programmer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The Web Applications Programmer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position maintains key digital architecture in Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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XML Applications Developer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The XML Applications Developer develops and maintains XML applications in support of the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) and faculty projects affiliated with the DSG, with major focus on the TEI Archiving, Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS) and the Women Writers Project. He or she provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of complex research tools across a wide range of projects. The XML Applications Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways. He or she writes and/or modifies code and conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers, and performs related duties as necessary. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of extended funding.

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Web Developer and Designer at Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a cluster of new positions as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries. The Libraries are undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of a new digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Libraries are deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

These positions will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and other critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The Library Web Developer has responsibility for designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to enhance the Library’s various web-based systems. This position develops customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSSand other related web technologies, as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, faculty online publications, remote service systems, and the online catalog. He or she works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in Information Technology Services and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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Digital Librarian at the White House Historical Association

Description

The White House Historical Association invites applications for the position of Digital Librarian. This role requires one to three years of progressively responsible experience with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories.This full-time position is career conditional and the selected candidate will be reviewed after a six-month trial period.  A conditional employee who demonstrates promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given serious consideration for a permanent position.  The Digital Librarian will take a lead role in the advancement of the association’s digital collections, institutional archives, and will contribute to publishing efforts.
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Internet Applications Systems Specialist at University of Illinois Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced professional to serve as the University Library’s Internet Applications Systems Specialist. The individual in this position will be a key contributor to the access and functionality of the University Library webpages and related internet applications. This position contributes to strategic, technological, and policy decisions related to web management. This position requires the ability to exercise judgment, perform self-directed work, and provide guidance to other web team members.

Working under the direction of the Library Technical Architect for Web Content, the person in this position also provides the Library with the expertise and resources to work on enhancements and support of our Web Content Management Systems (CMS), including OpenCMS and Drupal.
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Job: Director Digital Experience at New York Public Library

Overview

The Mission of the New York Public Library is to Inspire Life­Long Learning, Advance Knowledge and Strengthen Communities. An integral part of this mission requires us to go beyond our
historical focus on providing access to the vast resources of the New York Public Library and to deepen and broaden our commitment to enabling reading, learning, and the creation of new
knowledge in a bimodal world (physical and digital).  The Director Digital Experience plays a leading role in making this a reality.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Library Officer of The New York Public Library, the Director, Digital Experience leads the experimentation, incubation, implementation and portfolio management of the digital user experience.

The roles purpose is to build  and deliver a set of inspiring service offerings to every single user whether they act alone or in collaboration with others.

This role partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify, design, incubate and ensure delivery of an excellent user experience across all our digital properties to foster reading, learning and creativity.

This position is part of a senior management team responsible for NYPL’s program strategy and exceptional standard of service throughout our physical and digital environment.

As part of our service offering, the qualified candidate will have direct oversight of the NYPL innovation program (includes NYPL Labs), the vision and direction of our digital user experience,
new digital product and service incubation and implementation, and digital portfolio management.
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