[Humanist] 25.704 job at Lafayette

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 704.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 15:48:00 -0500
        From: Eric Luhrs <eluhrs at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job Posting: Digital Library Developer at Lafayette College

Please feel free to contact me informally with any questions about
this position.

Eric Luhrs
Digital Initiatives Librarian, and
Head of Digital Scholarship Services
Lafayette College


Job Posting: Digital Library Developer at Lafayette College

Do you enjoy exploring how new technologies can be used to create and
improve access to innovative digital scholarship?  Lafayette College
seeks a Digital Library Developer to help design and build tools to
support the teaching and research of our faculty.  Our ideal candidate
will possess natural curiosity, the desire to partner with scholars,
the ability to articulate project deliverables to non-technical
audiences, and will feel comfortable using and contributing to Open
Source software projects.

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 test-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
    - 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.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing
job qualifications and three professional references to: Neil McElroy,
Dean Libraries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042 or via email to:
castells at lafayette.edu

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one
that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of
its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College
community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and
developing a learning environment in which difference is valued,
equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
women and minorities.

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