Category: Job Announcements

Job: Digital Archivist at ADS

The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist for a fixed term of two years, commencing immediately.

The post will involve accessioning, mounting, and indexing of data collections, validation of data and conversion into preferred formats; curation and migration of digital collections; design and development of user interfaces; and discussion and data audits with data depositors.

You should have a first degree or postgraduate qualification in archaeology and/or computer science, and you should possess an exceptionally high level of ICT skills.

Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Digital Humanities Job at University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Law Library invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities beginning June 1, 2012 and ending May 31, 2013. This position is renewable for up to three years and offers compensation of $45,000 plus health insurance. The successful candidate’s independent research will be supported while an opportunity to contribute to the digital humanities efforts at the University of Virginia Law School is offered.

Job: Academic Professional Job Opening at Georgia Tech

Academic Professional Job Opening.

Academic Professional—Assistant to Graduate Program in Digital Media

The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech seeks an Academic Professional to serve as Assistant to the Graduate Program in Digital Media. This individual will provide administrative support to the program and Graduate Director at our Atlanta campus, oversee the operation of the program offices, provide student guidance, and assist program faculty in the management of student and academic affairs. Qualified candidates should have a familiarity with (and ideally a professional and/or scholarly background in) current trends in computing and the humanities, and hold at least a masters degree in an applicable field. …

This non-tenure-track position is for 12 months (annually renewable) and begins March 1, 2012. Letters of application should speak to the requirements and projected duties, and should include a resume and names of three references. Address letters of application to Ms. Jocelyn Thomas, Assistant to the Chair, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165. We shall begin reviewing applications immediately; closing date is February 20, 2012. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job: Digital Historian at the National Library of Medicine


Dear Colleague,

I was recently speaking with a colleague over at the National Library of Medicine (part of NIH), Jeff Reznick, Chief of the History of Medicine division. Jeff is about to put out a new job vacancy for a Deputy Chief. This is a terrific position for an historian who is interested in the history of science/medicine. It has excellent salary and benefits.

I will note that Jeff is particularly interested in hiring someone with a digital history background. As you can imagine, NLM is sitting on an enormous trove of data about the history of medicine. Jeff wants his new hire to be someone who can help NLM not only make this data available, but work with historians in the field to encourage new kinds of digital research methods to take advantage of the data. It would be an excellent way of bridging the DH community to the medical sciences community.

If you have colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity, please point them to this message below.




This is a preliminary announcement.

Please share with interested colleagues.



The National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, will be recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest medical library and a major organizational component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the dissemination of information important to the progress of medicine and public health, both nationally and internationally. The History of Medicine Division (HMD), a major component of Library Operations, NLM, (1) selects, acquires, processes, preserves, and gives access to rare books, manuscripts, archives, images, historical audiovisuals, and electronic materials in the field of biomedicine; (2) promotes scholarship in the history of medicine using the NLM historical collections; (3) develops and promotes the use of K-12 curriculum materials associated with exhibitions; (4) develops, promotes, and travels exhibitions to libraries across America; and (5) develops and promotes original scholarship to support innovative and interactive onsite and online exhibition and digital programs.

As the Deputy Chief of the HMD – and with records of accomplishment not only in the field of history but also in administration and project management – the incumbent will share responsibility for and participate fully with the Chief of the HMD in directing and managing all activities of the HMD.

This is a Supervisory Historian, GS-170-14, position with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions will be posted on the NLM website at

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement.


Job: Junior Fellow Summer Intern Library of Congress

The general focus of the Junior Fellows Program is on increasing access to the collections and an awareness of the Library’s copyright, legal and special collections and digital initiatives.  In the past, projects have been developed to make the collections  better known and accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers, knowledge creators, and the general public. Interns help the Library expose unprocessed collections, participate in digital projects, provide additional services to Congress and the public, and make our collections more immediately accessible to scholars. Interns work under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.

Job: Prof. English Literature, History of the Book, and Digital Humanities, Cardiff University

Following the University’s acquisition of the Cardiff Rare Books Collection, the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University invites applications for a Professorship in English Literature, tenable from 1st September 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be a leading expert in the History of the Book and Material Culture and in Digital Humanities, with an international portfolio of research publications in English Literature. You will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the School’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research by pioneering the development of initiatives relating to the Rare Books Collection (

Job: Web Applications Developer, TAPAS Project

Job opening: Web Applications Developer, TAPAS Project « Center for Digital Scholarship.

The Brown University Library and the TAPAS Project are seeking a
developer to lead the technical implementation of the TAPAS service.
Working with other members of the Brown Digital Repository development
team, the developer will install and customize an instance of
Islandora (Drupal and Fedora), and will develop functionality for
publishing, describing, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing scholarly
texts. The developer will collaborate with Brown systems and
development staff, staff at Wheaton College, and other TAPAS
participants, to create, refine, and implement ideas for building the
service, and will work with those groups to test and roll out new web
applications. Additionally, the developer will customize Drupal and
the underlying Fedora repository to enable a broad set of interactions
to support the publication of encoded texts, and will develop an API
to provide programmatic access to TAPAS data.

Job: Digital Humanities Specialist

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project is looking to engage the services of a specialist in the following scientific applications support role. The position can be filled via a consulting contract or on a sub-award basis, depending on an applicant’s particular circumstance, and compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This person will be responsible for the selection, adaptation, and deployment of Digital Humanities computational science tools/capabilities on the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE resources and for the development and support of projects by researchers and collaborations in Digital Humanities that will make effective use of these capabilities. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and supporting Digital Humanities projects using leading-edge computing systems, deep familiarity with the Digital Humanities community and its challenges, and a proven ability to map Digital Humanities work and data flows to leading-edge software and hardware in an optimal manner.

Submit a letter of interest and a resume with names and contact information for two professional references by close of business February 24, 2012, to

XSEDE | Job Posting.

Job: Senior Research Specialist with the Scholarly Communication Institute

Scholars’ Lab.

I’m pleased to share a formal job posting for an 18-month research-and-writing position with the Scholarly Communication Institute. The posting is limited to current employees of the Unversity of Virginia for four business days, after which it will open to all qualified candidates. It’s a short-term position, but an excellent opportunity to work with SCI leadership and representatives of the following groups: the Scholars’ Lab Praxis Program,CHCIcenterNetPressForward, the Modern Language Association, the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, the ACLSCLIR, and more. The timeframe for our decision is very short, so interested applicants should not delay!