Category: Job Announcements

Job: Programme Manager Digitisation (JISC)

JISC Digitisation Programme » JISC vacancy: Programme Manager Digitisation.

JISC is advertising for a post of Programme Manager – e-Content: Digitisation.

The post holder will be responsible for managing a range of different types of e-content projects taking place in universities and other organisations that are either digitising content or developing existing digital collections to make them more accessible, relevant and discoverable on the web.


Job: Associate Director for Digital Initiatives at McGill University Library

Provides leadership and coordinates digital library initiatives and programs for all libraries. Works collaboratively with university faculty and administration to develop and advance digital initiative programs including web-based services, information technologies, and programs supporting the integration of digital collections and digital library services. Directs the work of librarians, programmers and staff with expertise in development of digital services for public services, cataloging, multimedia, information technology, web development and learning technologies. Provides support and resources for digital library initiatives emerging from other departments in the library. Supervises the digital initiatives staff. Works with University, provincial and national groups to shape the University Library information environment. Develops goals and objectives, prepares budget requests and participates actively in library-wide planning processes.

Job: Special Projects Librarian, Library Information Technology

The Special Projects Librarian assists the Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL for LIT) in the coordination of major digital initiatives within the University Library. The Special Projects Librarian works with the AUL for LIT, as well as with key staff, in the delivery and management of digital library content and services, and will assist in the research and development of new library technologies. The Special Projects Librarian will assist in conducting the work of the LIT division. A significant component of this position includes coordination of activities such as digitization, which touch on a variety of LIT units. A high degree of coordination with staff within the Library is required. The Special Projects Librarian coordinates tasks, performs outreach and communication (particularly to other project staff), tracks the progress of projects, and performs a variety of duties as assigned, such as documentation. A specific area of focus currently includes coordinating our implementation of Omeka for the creation and presentation of online exhibits. This may constitute as much as 30% of the Special Project Librarian’s work in the first two years of the appointment and will include overseeing the development and documentation of policies, procedures, and workflows to guide, support, and inform the online exhibit creation process.

Job: Associate Director of TAMU’s

Texas A&M University seeks to hire at the level of Associate or Full Professor a dynamic scholar with an established record in digital humanities research and academic leadership to participate–as Associate Director–in establishing an interdisciplinary Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. The Institute has been designated one of eight Texas A&M Initial University Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives (and thus is the recipient of substantial start-up funding). The new appointment would be hired with tenure in an academic department that is closely associated with his or her main research direction, including Texas A&M’s innovative Visualization Department. Possible research areas include but are not limited to Visualization (including information and scientific visualization), Computer Science, Anthropology, Architecture, Digital Rhetorics, Ethics, or Philosophy. The Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture supports interdisciplinary scholarly and creative work that broadly explores the relationship between computing technologies and culture.  Candidates may be trained in disciplines related to visual culture and media literacy, broadly construed, and globalization and internationalization of culture.   Furthermore, we are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between critical and creative studies as well as those who have an interest in developing grant and funded projects.

Job: Digital Library Developer, Lafayette College

DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPER · Human Resources · Lafayette College.

This position requires strong web programming experience, preferably in a Linux environment (including Mac OSX).  Applicants should be comfortable working with technologies like Apache, Tomcat, PHP, Java, JavaScript, MySQL, and/or PostgreSQL.  Experience with some of the following required:

  • Database architecture and design
  • Agile and text-driven software development
  • Web development using framework(s) such as Ruby on Rails, Django, or CakePHP
  • JavaScript development using framework(s) such as jQuery, or Prototype/
  • Source code repository management using system(s) such as Subversion or Git
  • Web technologies: AJAX, CSS, HTML, JSON, RDF
  • Metadata Schemes: Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA Core
  • Experience with Library web applications like DSpace, Fedora, or CONTENTdm

This is a full-time, 12-month, permanent position in Lafayette College Library’s Digital Scholarship Services department.  The Library strongly supports professional development and provides funding for staff to present their work at national conferences. Lafayette College offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package as compensation.  While there is no advanced degree requirement for this position, suitably qualified candidates will be eligible for faculty status without rank or tenure.

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.