Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Digital Humanities Specialist

Faculty Opening

Digital Humanities Specialist,
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a technically-grounded, visionary person with a deep understanding of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences to shape the services of the Scholars’ Lab and Digital Scholarship R&D departments around text-based digital humanities.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Digital Research & Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Specialist offers and coordinates support for scholarly projects and public services around text-based digital humanities. The full ad can be reviewed at

Qualifications: Master’s or doctoral degree in a traditional humanities or social science field and a strong background in text-based digital humanities. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a working knowledge of digital humanities technologies and directions, a strong public service orientation, and extensive experience in text encoding for literary or historical collections, including the design of DTDs and schemas and production of well-designed interfaces to encoded scholarly materials. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience and thorough familiarity with XML, XSLT, and TEI standards. Personal experience in conducting scholarly research, writing, and web development related to the humanities or social sciences is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by position number FP644, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

No comments: