Digital Humanities Librarian - Library Operations

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  • Opening Date: 2018-09-11
  • Job Opening Id: 515900
  • College/Division: Library Operations
  • Department: GIS Ctr and Digital Collection

Job Information

Florida International University Libraries' Digital Collections Center and GIS Center invite applications for the position of Digital Humanities Librarian to join our growing team of digital scholarship professionals, supporting research, teaching, and learning in the humanities and social sciences.

The successful candidate will collaborate with library colleagues as well as serve as liaison to academic units across campus to provide training, project development, and consultation in current and evolving methods of digital scholarship. As the Libraries' designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, the Digital Humanities Librarian will participate in outreach and campus engagement, maintaining active rapport with faculty and students, supporting a range of digital scholarship services.

Job Description:

  • Identify and evaluate existing and emerging digital humanities tools and methodologies
  •  Provide individual consultation and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques
  •  Develop tutorials and instructional videos as well as deliver presentations, class instruction, and workshops on topics related to digital humanities tools and methodologies
  •  Foster and maintain relationships with the university community as well as peer institutions involved in humanities research and scholarship
  • Assist students, faculty, and researchers in planning successful, creative, and sustainable digital projects
  •  Plan and support digital humanities events
  • Support grant writing and other funding opportunities relating to digital humanities
  •  Engage in scholarly activity through presentations, conferences, workshops, seminars or other activities that enhance professional knowledge in the area of digital humanities
  • Serve the library and/or institution through contribution in meetings and committee work
  • Serve the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by department and assistant head

Minimum Requirements:

ALA accredited Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree
 Demonstrated experience with digital humanities / digital scholarship tool and methodologies
Strong sense of teamwork and ability to work across diverse departments and individual library and university stakeholders

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated leadership quality and experiences in creating and supervising work flows and project implementation
Two or more years of professional experience working with digital collections or digital scholarship
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
Experience developing and delivering workshops and other training
Experience working with faculty and students
Familiarity with issues in copyright and open access
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Second Masters or Bachelors in the Humanities
 Second Masters or Bachelors in the Computer Science

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 11, 2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.
 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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