[Humanist] 30.845 jobs (Stanford, Singapore, Ohio State); postdoc (Nebraska)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 845.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Feng Yikang <fengyikang at nus.edu.sg>                       (34)
        Subject: Vacancy: Digital Scholarship Coordinator (National
                University of Singapore Libraries)

  [2]   From:    Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>                       (11)
        Subject: Larry W. & Susan Hardin Wood Postdoctoral Fellowship in the
                Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>                      (50)
        Subject: DH/History position at Stanford (alt-ac)

  [4]   From:    "Bonds, Leigh" <bonds.19 at osu.edu>                         (12)
        Subject: Job Posting: Data Visualization Specialist

        Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:39:23 +0000
        From: Feng Yikang <fengyikang at nus.edu.sg>
        Subject: Vacancy: Digital Scholarship Coordinator (National University of Singapore Libraries)

Digital Scholarship (DS) Coordinator
Library, National University of Singapore (http://www.nus.edu.sg)

To apply, go to: https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=005G1&lang=en&media_id=45687


The NUS Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking and highly collaborative professional for the position of Digital Scholarship (DS) Coordinator to spearhead its DS initiatives.  Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian (Academic Services), the DS Coordinator will lead a team of DS Librarians to envision, plan, deliver and expand an array of innovative and sustainable digital research services in support of NUS faculty, researcher, student and library needs, including

* Developing and implementing new services in support of introducing digital research methods and approaches
* Providing expertise and infrastructure to facilitate the discovery, curation, preservation and reuse of digital evidence and knowledge captured in digital forms
* Facilitating the use of state-of-the-art digital methods to leverage rich library collections for research
* Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the NUS research community
The DS Coordinator will provide strong leadership and direction for the team in exploring new technologies; engaging with digital scholarship/library practices, standards and systems; project management; conducting outreach and managing relationships with faculty, researchers and library partners, as well as developing the skill set of the DS Team.

Key Responsibilities

* Oversee the DS Team's portfolio of activities, projects and services (including the DS portal), manage resource constraints and resolve competing prioritises
* Lead in the selection and implementation of appropriate DS tools and technologies for the NUS research community
* Develop and implement digital preservation and sustainability strategy, policy, procedures, standards and infrastructure for managing a variety of digital research outputs (including interactive digital projects, digital archives, visualisation interfaces, etc) in collaboration with affiliated library services/departments responsible for metadata creation, research data curation, special collection development, copyright and legal matters, digital library software/service development, and information technology services
* Develop the capacity of faculty and researchers in using digital tools and methods such as Geographic Information Science (GIS), text processing, data visualisation, digital storytelling, etc, in their research and teaching through provision of consultations and workshops
* Assist faculty and researchers in planning effective, innovative, and sustainable digital projects, and progressively seek opportunities to partner them to collaboratively deliver DS research projects
* Lead in outreach and organise DS events such as workshops, reading groups, international conferences, etc to promote DS and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration amongst researchers
* Facilitate the use of library content for DS creation by faculty, researchers and students
* Oversee and coordinate the planning, design, implementation and management of a DS Lab equipped with high-tech facilities
* Serve as a resource for the DS Team and other library professionals, including providing training on DS tools and methodologies
* Keep abreast of developments in digital scholarship/library and emerging technologies, including both infrastructure and standards developments (e.g. emerging data discovery and exchange standards such as the Resource Description Framework, Linked Open Data)

Qualifications & Experience Required

* PhD or Master's degree in an appropriate subject discipline is required
* A minimum of 10 years of work experience in a research setting, with at least 2 years of managerial experience preferred
* Proven capacity in strategic planning and policy development to envision, develop, implement and evaluate strategies and initiatives to deliver complex DS services and programmes
* Knowledge of current DS trends, and demonstrated experience in the application of one or more of the following digital research tools and approaches: GIS tools and methods, data visualization, text mining and analysis, data encoding standards, image analysis, 3D visualization and modeling, DS platforms, and/or data management
* Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, communication and decision making skills
* Experience providing consultation as well as teaching or conducting workshops on DS tools and methods to faculty and students
* Demonstrated ability to engage, build partnerships and work collaboratively with faculty/researchers across disciplines, and articulate opportunities of digital research to scholars and Library Professionals
* Ability to coordinate and maintain cooperative working relationships with different levels of Library Professionals overseeing technical services, research data management, preservation and special collections, information technology services and intellectual property, while fostering positive, harmonious working environment
* Exceptional technology skills, and ability to evaluate and implement new technologies
* Experience with Web application development, digital library systems, metadata standards, as well as object oriented languages, common scripting languages, database design, XML or web programming using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, R, Python or similar
* Experience with project management, planning, implementing and managing DS research projects in an academic setting, including post-completion project review and evaluation

        Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:44:47 +0000
        From: Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>
        Subject: Larry W. & Susan Hardin Wood Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska is very pleased to announce the "Larry W. and Susan Hardin Wood Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities," available for the 2017/2018 academic year. For details about the Center and its faculty, see http://cdrh.unl.edu.

The Wood postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with faculty and staff in the Center while conducting their own research in digital humanities.

The full University of Nebraska-Lincoln job announcement and details about applying, salary and deadline can be found at: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/53478/print_preview.

Katherine L. Walter
Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Professor and Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
319A Love Library
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100
kwalter1 at unl.edu

        Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:41:43 +0000
        From: Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>
        Subject: DH/History position at Stanford (alt-ac)

Dear fellow Humanists,

It's a pleasure to share this announcement for a very unusual and interesting alt-ac opening at Stanford, which is hybrid in all the best ways: jointly based in the Libraries and the History Dept., employing both serious technical understanding and deeply humanistic knowledge and interest, etc.  The incumbent will join a really wonderful team (which I co-lead: caveat lector).

The position is permanent (at least, as permanent as anything in this world), but not tenure-track; so as not to mislead, I should clarify that there are not inherent allowances for one's own research or teaching -- but it's certainly a professional (and not micro-managed) position, and there are opportunities galore for both research collaborations and (mostly less-formal) teaching.

Please consider joining us, or sending us your best digital historians!


Academic Technology Specialist, Department of History
Apply at: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=74400

The Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) is a staff member of the Stanford University Libraries, closely collaborating with (and jointly funded by) the University’s Department of History. The ATS’s primary responsibilities are to promote, develop, and deploy innovative technological solutions in support of research, pedagogy, and publication. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making technology accessible, understandable, and appealing to an academic audience. The ATS must demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the ideas and practices that form the foundation of instruction and research in History. The History ATS is expected to bring the leadership and technical expertise necessary to envision and execute exceptional, innovative projects for faculty in the Department of History and often as part of a team of SUL staff in providing such support. Within the Department of History this will involve innovations in pedagogy and research, and in the department's Web presence. The ATS should be able to guide students in pursuing digitally based research and methodologies, assist faculty and students in developing digital presentations, and guide faculty in understanding some of the possibilities for incorporating a digital component into their work. This is a job for an historian with technical expertise, enthusiasm for digital methods, and a desire to push faculty and students to explore new methodologies and build things with us.

The ATS will have an office in the History Department, engaging independently with faculty and students in that department, and reporting to a manager in the Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR); the ATS will work frequently with CIDR colleagues as well as the various Library Curators and Departments; all Library staff, namely the ATS for History, CIDR colleagues, and the Library Curators, will communicate and coordinate among themselves on regular and as needed bases in supporting research, teaching, and learning emanating from the History Dept. In particular, the ATS serves as a conduit for knowledge and leveraging of the Libraries’ digital resources and infrastructures in the History Department, as well as advocating and fostering in the Libraries an appreciation for the needs of the Department and of the profession more broadly.

Stanford's Academic Technology Specialists always work in alignment with the University's commitment to excellence in education and its general vision to improve teaching, learning, and research by implementing and developing new technologies.

• Assist with providing departmental academic staff support for use of technology in teaching, learning, community building and/or research. Oversee or provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extracurricular or co-curricular learning, library products and services, and/or research projects.
• Lead the development and/or adoption of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of technology.
• Actively encourage and support the use of computer-based tools by developing and implementing new tools and resources for instructors or students, assisting them with the tools, disseminating knowledge of these tools throughout the program or university, and creating and supporting an infrastructure that allows use of the tools in research, teaching and learning.
• Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning, library applications, and/or community building. Consult on development of software applications, or work with on- or off-campus resources to develop or adapt software solutions.
• Consult with and help instructors, library staff, and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals.
• Stay abreast of educational and library technology research and participate in academic and professional conferences.
• Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology in the classroom, in research, and in the library.
• Teach or co-teach occasional classes in digital scholarship techniques and methods, and engage professionally in related scholarship through publication and other research presentation.

Education & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in an historical discipline plus four years of relevant experience in the Digital Humanities, or combination of education and relevant experience
• Strongly preferred: an advanced degree in History
• Preferred: expertise in GIS and computational social sciences, including skills such as R, Python, ArcGIS, Processing, d3. Ideally, candidates should be conversant in one or more language/method.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Expertise in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and research.
• Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
• Ability to plan, design, develop and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects.
• Experience with delivering applications in a networked environment.
• Excellent teaching, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community; demonstrated experience working in an environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs.
• Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.
• Excellent time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goal.
• Expert knowledge of Macintosh and Windows environments, and facility with Unix.
• Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience.
• Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.

Apply at: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=74400

Glen Worthey, Digital Humanities Librarian
Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)
Stanford University Libraries
(ph) +1-650-213-6759; (f) +1-650-723-9383

        Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:07:22 +0000
        From: "Bonds, Leigh" <bonds.19 at osu.edu>
        Subject: Job Posting: Data Visualization Specialist

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a creative, research-minded Data Visualization Specialist to join our Research Commons team.

The Data Visualization Specialist will help researchers and project teams understand and use data visualization techniques to support their work. The specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University relating to data visualization and visual thinking. The specialist will provide consulting services to faculty and students and collaborate with other campus units already providing visualization and design services. The specialist will work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the GIS Specialist, the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in both the Research Commons and elsewhere in University Libraries to increase understanding of visual data issues, ranging from preparing data for visualization to limitations of data visualization. The specialist will be responsible for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation. This position reports to the Manager of the Research Commons.

You may find the full job posting and application procedures on the Careers at Ohio State site:  https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/77380. Please email questions to Erica Chambers Jonak in University Libraries Human Resources: jonak.3 at osu.edu.

[The Ohio State University]
E. Leigh Bonds, PhD
Assistant Professor
Digital Humanities Librarian
University Libraries Research Services
490D 18th Avenue Library, 175 W 18th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
614.292.0849 Office
bonds.19 at osu.edu

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