Two Scholars’ Lab opportunities: Head of Scholars’ Lab, Head of Graduate Programs

We are delighted to announce two exciting job opportunities at the Scholars’ Lab. Read on for more details!

Head of Scholars’ Lab

Are you an experienced digital humanities scholar-practitioner with a strong background in project management and public service? The University of Virginia Library seeks an energetic, adaptable leader for the digital consultation services and intellectual programming of our internationally-respected Scholars’ Lab. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, eager to work collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff, and able to muster and effectively communicate UVa Library’s deep resources for digital scholarship. This supervisory position is responsible for day-to-day operations in the Scholars’ Lab and, together with the heads of Graduate Programs and Research & Development, completes the leadership team reporting to the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship for UVa Library.

The Head of the Scholars’ Lab should have a strong service ethic, broad technical knowledge, and ability to collaborate as a partner with faculty and graduate students, enabling next-generation digital scholarship in a library lab setting. He or she should also be able to take good advantage of the “20% time” afforded to all in the Department of Digital Research & Scholarship to pursue professional development and their own (often collaborative) research projects related to the mission of the Scholars’ Lab. This is a full-time, permanent managerial and professional staff position at UVa.

For more details and to apply, visit the University of Virginia’s online employment website. (If you need to search the Jobs@UVa portal, the posting number is 0612479.)

Head of Graduate Programs

The University of Virginia Library is also seeking 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. For this position, 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 alternative academic humanities professionals. Reporting to the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship for UVa 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.

For full details, and to apply for the position, please see the official posting. (If you need to search the Jobs@UVa portal, the posting number is 0611761).

Don’t miss these chances to work with our wonderful students and incredible Scholars’ Lab team!


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