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The University of Virginia Library has created two new general
faculty positions in support of digital scholarship in the humanities
and social sciences, and is now considering applications:


Digital Humanities Specialist,
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a technically-grounded,
visionary person with a deep understanding of scholarship in the
humanities and social sciences to shape the services of the Scholars'
Lab and Digital Scholarship R&D departments around text-based digital
humanities. The successful candidate will design and implement
technical services that sustain legacy content while supporting
current faculty development, are forward-looking to research trends
such as data mining, visualization, and social, semantic, and web
services, and that further UVA Library's reputation as a leader in
the digital humanities.

The Scholars' Lab is located in Alderman Library and is a
collaborative venture between the UVA Library and ITC, the University
of Virginia's Information Technology and Communications
division.  The Scholars' Lab combines the services of the former
GeoStat and Etext Centers and is designed to provide faculty and
students in humanities and social science disciplines with technology
and guidance to support their interpretive and scholarly work in
geospatial, statistical, and text-based computing. Research and
Development is a unit of the Library's Digital Research & Scholarship
department devoted to programming support for scholarly projects and
interfaces. Information about both groups can be accessed at
<http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/>.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Digital Research &
Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Specialist offers and coordinates
support for scholarly projects and public services around text-based
digital humanities. This individual will: consult with faculty on
scholarly and technical goals and best practices; perform XSL work in
support of faculty projects as needed and provide targeted TEI, XML,
and XSLT training for faculty and students; collaborate with Digital
Scholarship R&D on the development of faculty projects with
significant textual components; pursue innovative solutions to
problems of ontology, markup, data mining, visualization, and
display; supervise XML/XSLT efforts by Scholars' Lab students
attached to faculty projects; create and offer training programs
related to text-based digital humanities, assist in ongoing corpus
management work related to resources developed by the former Etext
Center; and follow emerging standards and methods to ensure that UVA
Library practices keep pace in public service and technology support.
The Digital Humanities Specialist is further expected to engage
professionally in digital scholarship by publishing and presenting
original research or development work.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This
position has general faculty status with excellent benefits,
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement
plans. Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2008 and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through
the University of Virginia online employment website at
<https://jobs.virginia.edu/>. Search by
position number FP644; then, complete a Candidate Profile, and attach
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current,
professional references. For assistance with this process contact
Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.



Scholarly Outreach Liaison,
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative, enterprising
person who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the intellectual
and technical scene of digital scholarship in the humanities and
social sciences to coordinate outreach to faculty and students
through the Scholars' Lab and to facilitate communication between the
Library's research and development staff and their scholarly
clientele. The successful candidate will design and implement
consultative services to address the needs of humanities and social
science scholars and will aggressively promote intellectual
programming and outreach activity in the Scholars' Lab.

The Scholars' Lab is located in Alderman Library and is a
collaborative venture between the UVA Library and ITC, the University
of Virginia's Information Technology and Communications division. The
Scholars' Lab combines the services of the former GeoStat and Etext
Centers and is designed to provide faculty and students in humanities
and social science disciplines with technology and guidance to
support their interpretive and scholarly work in geospatial,
statistical, and text-based computing. Research and Development is a
unit of the Library's Digital Research & Scholarship department
devoted to programming support for scholarly projects and interfaces.
Information about both groups can be accessed at
<http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/>.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Digital Research &
Scholarship, the Scholarly Outreach Liaison is responsible for
establishing goals for outreach and coordination of scholarly
projects. This individual will: develop and implement an intake
process for new projects, including assisting faculty in defining
their research goals and conducting discipline-specific and
technological literature reviews; develop project workplans and
agreements; coordinate the activities of Scholars' Lab staff and
student employees in support of this work as needed; and engage in
targeted and general outreach, including organization of the
Scholars' Lab's speaker series and luncheon talks and workshops and
of the Library's Graduate Fellows Program in Digital Humanities. The
Scholarly Outreach Liaison is further expected to engage in
instruction and professional development by offering workshops to
faculty, students, and staff, and publishing and presenting original
research in digital scholarship.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This
position has general faculty status with excellent benefits,
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement
plans. Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2008 and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through
the University of Virginia online employment website at
<https://jobs.virginia.edu/>. Search by
position number FP622; complete a Candidate Profile, and attach cover
letter, resume, and contact information for three current,
professional references. For assistance with this process contact
Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.