The UCI Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Research Librarian for Digital Humanities & History to lead the development and growth of the Libraries’ Digital Humanities Program. As a member of the Digital Scholarship Services Department, the Librarian manages digital humanities projects, provides instruction and consultation services for digital research, and provides technical support on project work. The Librarian will proactively seek to build collaborative relationships with librarians and library staff, campus researchers, and scholars involved with digital humanities and humanities data. As liaison to the History Department, the Librarian will work closely with history researchers on digital humanities and data curation efforts, will be responsible for history collection strategies and specialized research consultations, and will facilitate subject-based instructional services to the History Department.
At the heart of University of California, Irvine’s academic community, the UCI Libraries plays a vital role in enabling our outstanding students, faculty and researchers to create new knowledge, develop lifelong learning skills, and make meaningful contributions to society. We value innovation and collaboration, and we are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. See our Diversity Statement and Plan, https://www.lib.uci.edu/diversity-statement-and-plan. The Libraries physical spaces consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has a total of over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 1,700 faculty and staff. Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. Over 50% of UCI’s Bachelor Degrees are awarded to first generation college students. The New York Times ranks UCI as the #1 college doing the most for the American Dream, and U.S. News and Report ranks UCI among the top ten public universities in the nation. Noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, UCI offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.
Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $55,014 - $82,045. Applications received by May 25, 2020 will receive first consideration.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience related to digital humanities, humanities data, or digital libraries
Experience working with digital humanities projects
Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in digital humanities and humanities data
Experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches (e.g. text mining, data visualization, image analysis)
Knowledge of data issues in the research life cycle and the use of collections as data
Ability to provide specialized reference and instruction in the subject area of history and digital humanities
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
Familiarity with key research resources in digital humanities and history
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus
Educational background in history or a related discipline
Strong interest in working with students and faculty
Knowledge of history resources and scholarly communication issues and trends
Proficiency in a foreign language
Demonstrated ability to lead change
Experience with grant writing
Experience in developing a multifaceted program for a multidisciplinary constituency
Familiarity with common content-management systems used by humanities data creators (such as WordPress, Omeka, etc.)