This position will support development and day-to-day operations of a Digital Health Humanities Institute Pilot. The goal of the Institute is to guide and support faculty in their engagement with digital tools and methods to facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship that will advance understanding of the profound effects of illness and disease on patients, health professionals, and the social worlds in which they live and work.
This one-year pilot will develop and implement curriculum for an educational program to inform faculty (staff, students) about the available digital resources at UCSF and other institutions and provide training on how to use computational tools and methods for digital health humanities projects. The Digital Health Humanities Institute will utilize the UCSF archives digital collections corpus, in particular, the AIDS History Project collections and the Industry Documents Library collections. The Institute will include a variety of classes (half-day classes, ten in total) and six all-day workshops geared towards building a community of practice for UCSF scholars who are conducting research at the intersection of health sciences, health humanities and digital humanities. At the conclusion of the pilot, the library team will conduct assessment of the Institute’s program to analyze its impact on education and research that will inform future requests for permanent funding.
The Institute’s Digital Humanities Research Accelerator will provide support for faculty research by offering expertise in digital research skills and programming, including project design and management, prototype development, computational methods, and digital publishing. The Accelerator will bring together an interdisciplinary team from diverse departments (Library: Archives & Special Collections, Industry Documents Library, Data Science Initiative; Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, Population Health and Health Equity program, UCSF NLP (natural language processing group) and others) to help develop and implement faculty-led digital research projects.
The pilot will conclude with a digital symposium hosted by the library that will showcase available digital collections and Digital Humanities projects of participating faculty. The symposium’s goal is to highlight the possibilities for projects and interdisciplinary collaborations for faculty in research and education.
The UCSF Library is one of the preeminent health sciences libraries in the world, containing an expansive collection of the world’s health sciences knowledge base. At its core, the Library facilitates connection to information and people by delivering a diverse range of human-centered services to the UCSF community and public visitors. Through its digital and physical spaces, the Library cultivates experiences that nurture progressive learning, meaningful engagement, and open creativity. As a vital campus resource, the library is dedicated to supporting the UCSF mission of advancing health worldwide.
We commit to building a diverse and inclusive Library (https://www.library.ucsf.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/) as a means of promoting health equity and counteracting historic and current systems of oppression. This commitment also applies to materials related to archives and special collections https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4mq1461d.
UCSF Archives and Special Collections is a dynamic health sciences research center that contributes to innovative scholarship, actively engages users through educational activities, preserves past knowledge, enables collaborative research experiences to address contemporary challenges, and translates scientific research into patient care.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
- Experience, as demonstrated by a history of successful projects, with computational techniques used in digital humanities (examples include: natural language processing, computer vision and image processing, machine learning, mapping and GIS, database design, creative computing, game design, network analysis, and data visualization)
- Working knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
- Proficiency in analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, collaboration and negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
- Experience teaching at the university level.
- Proven program planning and management of projects.
- Proficiency in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
- Working knowledge of adult learning theories and education methodologies.
- Working knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems.
- Working knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
- Working knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
- Working knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
- Working knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
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The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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