The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applicants to apply for our Digital Scholarship Library Fellow. Successful candidates should have digital scholarship skills built on their training in librarianship, digital humanities, or informatics, and will contribute to the development and deepening of transdisciplinary digital scholarship work across the university.
This position is one of four strategic positions we are recruiting for as a part of "The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Catalyst Trandisciplinary Research" grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati. This grant is in support of the Digital Scholarship Center's research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines. We have positioned our Digital Scholarship Center as a catalyst - an intellectual partner making new forms of digital research possible by lowering the technical barrier to entry for faculty to investigate their research questions, and by creating transdisciplinary teams to work in partnership through the research lifecycle.
The Digital Scholarship Library Fellow will work within our transdisciplinary research teams composed of faculty from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. This position will actively support research projects and assist faculty and graduate students in the use of digital methods, including but not limited to: data visualization, text mining, text encoding (TEI), geographic information systems (GIS) and Omeka. The Fellow will directly contribute to the development of our cloud-based Catalyst machine learning and data visualization platform and will also provide coordination and project management for large research projects at the Center.
The Digital Scholarship Library Fellow will contribute to digital humanities and digital scholarship at the University of Cincinnati through teaching, research assistance, digital curation or related activities.
This is a thirty month appointment, with annual salary of $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 and a comprehensive benefits package.
Master's level degree in Library/Information Science, Digital Humanities, Informatics, Data Science, or relevant fields.
Working knowledge of one or more digital humanities technologies (e.g., visualization, text mining, text encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, dynamic digital editions, presentation and content management tools) for creating and transmitting scholarship.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Graduate level degree/education will be a plus, preferably in the humanities or library/information science.
Technical ability in Python, Java, R, and other languages.
General experience with website design, content management systems and social media technologies.
Candidates must complete the online application, attaching a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled.
University of Cincinnati Libraries
The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus and transforming itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. For more information about the University of Cincinnati Libraries , visit http://libraries.uc.edu/about.html
Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. For more about the Digital Scholarship Center, visit http://dsc.uc.edu
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
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