Category: Job Announcements

Job: Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities

Three year contract
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary: This appointment will be made on the Department of Education and Skills Lecturer Scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday, 11th May, 2012

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities. Applicants will have a PhD, a research profile in Digital Humanities and relevant teaching experience. While the responsibilities of the post will include participation in Faculty level programmes, the successful applicant will be located in one of the Schools within the Faculty. This location will be a function of their prior experience and substantive interests.

Job: Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian, UNC

Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian. The Project Librarian will coordinate activities for the proposed, multi-year grant project, North Carolina Newspapers. In this project, the University Library will lead a collaborative effort with the North Carolina State Archives to digitize approximately 150 reels of microfilmed North Carolina newspapers in their entirety and make them available through the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website (

Under the supervision of the grant’s principal investigator at the University Library, the Project Librarian will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the North Carolina Newspapers project. The Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian will work to ensure microfilm selected for the project meets required technical specifications, and will prepare metadata on newspaper titles and reels selected for digitization. The Project Librarian will also create and maintain a database to track the movement of microfilm and digital files, and will oversee review of digital files received from digitization vendor.

The individual in this position will serve as the primary contact with technical staff at the North Carolina State Archives, the digitization vendor and Library of Congress, arranging schedules for duplication of microfilm, digitization of microfilm and delivery of digital files. Additionally, working with the principal investigator, the Project Librarian will produce reports for funders and project participants, and will attend the annual National Digital Newspaper Program meetings in Washington, D.C. The Project Librarian will also supervise two graduate students working as metadata assistants.

Jobs: Applications Analyst, UNC


As a member of the Web Unit in the University Library’s Systems Department, the Applications Analyst provides applications programming, Web development expertise, and technical support for the UNC Library. The primary purpose of this position is to work with content creators to meaningfully express their content in a content management system (CMS). In doing so, they will support staff in the creation and organization of information to effectively present tools, services, and information on the web.

Additionally, the Applications Analyst will perform development work on new and existing projects using a variety of programming and markup languages and other tools, including XHTML, CSS, XML, Perl, PHP, Python, JavaScript, and RDBMSs.

The Applications Analyst will work with stakeholders to gather requirements and interpret these for implementation. They will model data, identify content types, and distill requirements into workable solutions that support the communication needs of the stakeholders and the workflow of the content creators. They will then implement and maintain these workable solutions. Web presentation will have an emphasis on accessibility and usability.

Job: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships

CLIR is now accepting applications for six two-year postdoctoral fellowships in social science and science data curation to begin this summer. Review of applications begins May 1; applications will be accepted through June 30, 2012.

The new fellows will be placed at Indiana University, Lehigh University, McMaster University, Purdue University,  UCLA, and the University of Michigan. The positions should appeal to recent PhDs in a variety of STEM and social science disciplines, including Computer ScienceInformation ScienceEarth and Environmental SciencesPhysical and Life SciencesGeoinformatics, and Economics. For details of each position and application instructions, visit:

Job: Research Associate in Digital Humanities and Computational Criticism at Stanford

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The Literary Lab in the English Department seeks to fill a 75-100% FTE, one-year, fixed-term position (with possible renewal) in Digital Humanities and Computational Criticism, starting September 1, 2012. This position reports directly to the Faculty Director of the Lit Lab. The candidate is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and execution of various research projects.

The Lit Lab discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. It is open to all students and faculty at Stanford – and, on a more ad hoc basis, to students and faculty from other institutions. It engages in a variety of projects, ranging from dissertation chapters to individual and group publications, lectures, courses, conference panels, and even short books. Typically, research takes the form of a group “experiment,” and extends over a period of one or two years.


A Ph.D. degree is required, with dissertation filing no later than August 2012. The work of the Literary Lab develops at the interface of Literary History and Computer Science and, therefore, qualified candidates may come from either discipline, though proficiency in both is highly desirable. Experience in text mining and/or corpus linguistics/natural language processing is required. Must possess expertise, familiarity, or willingness to learn computational techniques in humanities research, including software programs such as Tableau, Gephi, R, SPSS, TEI-XML, MySql, and Python. Candidates must have programming experience and must be eager to learn new software programs and adapt to the research projects of the Literary Lab as needed.

The work requires close collaboration with humanities faculty and researchers, therefore the candidate must have experience in coordinating diverse project teams, consisting of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and proactively work with all team members.

Qualified applicants should send 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a brief statement of research interests, and 3) names and contact information of three references to Franco Moretti (moretti at no later than May 9, 2012.

Job: Media Commons Coordinator – Undergraduate Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Media Commons Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the successful candidate for this newly-created position will provide leadership for the establishment of the Undergraduate Library’s Media Commons. The Media Commons Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across campus to develop programs and services that focus on undergraduate students and instructors creating and using media in course-related activities. The Media Commons Coordinator will establish strategic relationships and design services and instructional programs supporting undergraduate students’ curricular requirements in the creation, dissemination, use, and curation of digital media. The Media Commons service model is built on a commitment to providing flexible technology-intensive spaces, training and educational programs focused on students and faculty engaged in instruction, and programming designed collaboratively by librarians, faculty, and campus providers of technology services to undergraduates. The Media Commons Coordinator participates in related Library and campus committees and ad hoc groups and serves as a resource for other Library units, including the Scholarly Commons.

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher (AEGIS), University of Toronto Inclusive Design Institute

The Project AEGIS postdoctoral position to be located in the IDI Mobile and Pervasive Computing Cluster at the University of Toronto will focus on the role of ‘participatory material culture’ in serving these needs. Research questions to be addressed may include: How can rapid prototyping and “3-d printing” technologies and smart sensors be used to empower individuals to personalize, customize, and experience their environments in new ways? What is the status of places and objects in a participatory material culture? What tools and interfaces are necessary to open up the possibilities of new ICT for a variety of populations? What are the economically sustainable infrastructure models necessary for supporting participatory material culture?

Job: Director of Curation Services at Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) seeks to appoint a Director of Curation Services to maintain and develop a comprehensive approach to data management and digital preservation. The holder of this position will lead a team with responsibility for policy implementation and planning across the data lifecycle, including metadata standards, repository management, digital preservation, and compliance with standards (such as Trusted Repositories Audit & Certification).

Job: Librarian for Digital Humanities Research – Yale University

Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West, Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.