Head of Scholars' Lab Graduate Programs

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Created: March 23, 2013


The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, versatile digital scholar and administrator to lead programs for graduate students in our internationally-recognized Scholars' Lab, home of the Praxis Program and a vibrant community of Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities. The ideal candidate will have: deep familiarity with humanities scholarship and digital methods at the graduate level; an interest in experimental approaches to analysis, authoring, and publication; experience in teaching and administrative roles in higher education; and a commitment to the training of emerging scholars and alt-ac humanities professionals. Reporting to the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship for UV.a. Library, the Head of Scholars' Lab Graduate Programs joins an accomplished and forward-looking digital scholarship team, and is eligible for the self-directed research time that all of our staff members are granted for professional engagement and to pursue their own, often collaborative, R&D projects.

Primary Responsibilities: Mentoring, managing day-to-day operations, and coordinating staff support for both team-based and individual graduate fellowship programs at UVa Library. Developing intellectual programming in the digital humanities for the Scholars’ Lab and building community among emerging scholars at U.Va. Fostering collaboration on humanities training and research support with internal and external partners.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Working knowledge of digital humanities technologies and directions. Strong interest in mentoring junior scholars from project conceptualization to published outcomes. Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience and a clear understanding of humanities perspectives and needs. Previous experience in higher education administration and experience in scholarly research, writing, and digital project development preferred.

Education: Graduate study (PhD preferred) in a field related to humanities scholarship or humanistic aspects of information science.

Experience: Demonstrated ability as an instructor, mentor, writer, and researcher. Familiarity with development and delivery techniques for digital humanities content and software. Project management or supervisory experience highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience, and expected to range between approximately $65K and $75K per annum. Excellent benefits, TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans along with generous funding for travel and professional development.

To Apply: Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/.

Search by posting number 0611761, complete application, and attach cover letter and CV, with contact information for three current, professional references.

For assistance, contact Al Sapienza, Library Human Resources at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.


Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 19:23 UTC

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