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 will work collaboratively within the department and across the Libraries to develop and foster best practices for curating research data across Humanities disciplines, produce library collections developed for computational use, and shape repository policies and features to encourage computational use of collections. The Librarian will proactively seek to build collaborative relationships with 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.
Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. 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 more than 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.
Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $75,453.
Applications received by September 11, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
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.
Strong interest in working with students and faculty.
Knowledge of history resources and scholarly communication issues and trends.
Experience in licensing and acquisitions of digital resources in history.
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 (ex. WordPress, Omeka).