Digital Humanities Librarian, Florida International University

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, 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 and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. 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 with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. 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/ 

Digital Humanities Librarian

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 to Job Opening ID 515900 at facultycareers.fiu.edu 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.

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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rev. 11/2016

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