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Digital Scholarship Library Fellow

Digital Scholarship Library Fellow

University of Cincinnati Job Location: Ohio Date Created: 02-15-2018

General Description:

The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a 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 is one of four strategic positions UC Libraries is recruiting as part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Catalyst Transdisciplinary Research grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati in support of the Digital Scholarship Center’s research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines in the humanities and beyond. 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.

This position is a thirty (30) month appointment, with annual salary of $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 and a comprehensive benefits package.

Relationship and Authority:
This position will report to Dr. James Lee, Digital Scholarship Center co-director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    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.
2.    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.
3.    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.
4.    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.

Required Qualifications:

1.    Master’s level degree in Library/Information Science, Digital Humanities, Informatics, Data Science, or relevant fields.
2.    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.
3.    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Graduate level degree/education will be a plus, preferably in the humanities or library/information science.
2.    Technical ability in Python, Java, R, and other languages.
3.    General experience with website design, content management systems and social media technologies.

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 is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000+ students. The university’s mission is to serve the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning and research. For more information about the University of Cincinnati, visit http://www.uc.edu/about.html.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply on-line via the university’s recruitment and hiring system located at https://jobs.uc.edu. Candidates must complete the online application, attaching a cover letter, and CV. Review of applications begins February 26, 2018, and the position will be open until filled. First-round interviews conducted via Skype.

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