[Humanist] 31.122 head of digital research (National Archives, UK); developer (Wake Forest, US)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 122.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Johnston, Carrie" <johnstc at wfu.edu>                     (106)
        Subject: Job Posting: Developer for Digital Scholarship, Wake Forest

  [2]   From:    "Pinto, Olivia"                                           (15)
                <Olivia.Pinto at NATIONALARCHIVES.GSI.GOV.UK>
        Subject: Job Opportunity at The National Archives

        Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:30:48 -0400
        From: "Johnston, Carrie" <johnstc at wfu.edu>
        Subject: Job Posting: Developer for Digital Scholarship, Wake Forest University

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University is hiring a
Developer for Digital Scholarship. Please feel free to circulate to anyone
who may be interested!


Developer for Digital Scholarship
Tracking Code2624-141Job Description

Cover letter is required with application.

Summary: In partnership with the WFU Humanities Institute, this position
will build and implement new web applications and sites for faculty and
student related research projects. This position was created in part
through an “Engaged Humanities” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation,
and is critical to the delivery of essential applications and service
within Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s “Build.ZSR” framework 
(http://build.zsr.wfu.edu) for partnerships between the library and faculty
to carry out digitally-enriched scholarship. The Developer keeps abreast of
new and developing technologies, tracks ongoing trends in digital
scholarship, and communicates recommendations to the Z. Smith Reynolds
Library and Wake Forest University communities. This position researches,
recommends, tests, and subsequently implements innovative software
applications that are well-suited for digital scholarship activities. In
collaboration with the Digital Humanities Research Designer and Digital
Initiatives Librarian, the Developer trains Z. Smith Reynolds Library
faculty and staff as well as campus clients on how these cutting-edge
applications can be applied within a specific discipline or field of study.

Essential Functions:

   - Builds and implements web sites, works with clients to determine needs
   and specifications; integrates sites with back end applications; migrates
   legacy applications to the web.
   - Performs some ongoing support and administration for the web
   portfolios of Library-approved clients.
   - Installs, upgrades, manages, and troubleshoots hardware, software, and
   other types of equipment that constitute the Build.ZSR technology stack.
   - Keeps abreast of new and developing technologies, tracks ongoing
   trends in digital scholarship, and communicates recommendations to the Z.
   Smith Reynolds Library and Wake Forest University committees.
   - Tests and evaluates new software applications, hardware, and other
   types of equipment for use in digital scholarship.
   - Trains campus clients and Library faculty and staff in the use of
   software, hardware, and equipment for use in digital scholarship.
   - Assists in the migration and transformation of large and small data
   sets for campus clients and Library faculty and staff.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

   - Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus 2 years’ experience or
   equivalent education and experience in website development, programming, or
   web design, preferably in an academic environment
   - Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills and with the
   ability to work directly with clients.
   - Experience building web sites in WordPress, MySQL, and PHP.
   - Experience with server-side scripting in PHP, Perl, or Python.
   - Experience or familiarity with software used in a variety of digital
   scholarship activities.
   - Experience with one or more of the following: jQuery, Omeka, DSpace,
   OAI-PMH, Google Analytics, git.
   - Proficiency using core web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML,
   Javascript, or PHP.
   - Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with and train
   individuals and small groups on use of software applications.
   - Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
   - Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams.
   - Experience with usability testing or user experience design.
   - Familiarity with web site design and administration in Linux or Apache
   server environments.
   - Demonstrated understanding of the open-source community, how to
   communicate with it, and how to work with and maintain installations of
   open-source software. Maintains a presence in and knowledge of the
   open-source community for relevant open-source software and hardware used
   in digital scholarship.
   - Awareness of data transformation and data management issues.


Responsible for own work only.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and
expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks
that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to
follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as
may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

To help provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest
University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all
final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and
encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Position Type

Employment Type
Full-Time Exempt Staff

Benefits Eligibility
Available at full-time University sponsored rates

Grant funded

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Number of months per year

ZSR Library

Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Closing Date
July 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Carrie Johnston, Ph.D.
johnstc at wfu.edu | 336-758-5134
Digital Humanities Research Designer
ZSR Library, Wake Forest University

WFU faculty and students, book time to meet with me

        Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:53:15 +0000
        From: "Pinto, Olivia" <Olivia.Pinto at NATIONALARCHIVES.GSI.GOV.UK>
        Subject: Job Opportunity at The National Archives

Job Opportunity at The National Archives

Head of Digital Research

About the role
The National Archives has set itself the ambition of becoming a digital archive by instinct and design. The digital strategy takes this forward through the notion of a disruptive archive which positively reimagines established archival practice, and develops new ways of solving core digital challenges. You will develop a research programme to progress this vision, to answer key questions for TNA and the Archives Sector around digital archival practice and delivery. You will understand and navigate through the funding landscape, identifying key funders (RCUK and others) to build relations at a senior level to articulate priorities around digital archiving, whilst taking a key role in coordinating digitally focused research bids. You will also build key collaborative relationships with academic partners and undertake horizon scanning of the research landscape, tracking and engaging with relevant research projects nationally and internationally. You will also recognise the importance of developing an evidence base for our research into digital archiving and will lead on the development of methods for measuring impact.

About you
As someone who will be mentoring and managing a team of researchers, as well as leading on digital programing across the organisation, you'll need to be a natural at inspiring and engaging the people you work with. You will also have the confidence to engage broadly with external stakeholders and partners. Your background and knowledge of digital research, relevant in the context of a memory institution such as The National Archives, will gain you the respect you need to deliver an inspiring digital research programme. You combine strategic leadership with a solid understanding of the digital research landscape as well as the tools and technologies that will underpin the development of a digital research programme. You will come with a strong track record in digital research, a doctorate in a discipline relevant to our digital research agenda, and demonstrable experience of relationship development at a senior level with the academic and research sectors.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension, flexible working and childcare vouchers, as well as discounts with local businesses. We also offer well-being resources (e.g. onsite therapists) and have an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.

To apply please follow the link: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1543657

Salary: £41,970

Closing date: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Olivia Pinto
Recruitment Advisor
020 8392 5203
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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