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The Libraries at The Five Colleges of Ohio (Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the College of Wooster) invite applications for a 12-month full-time grant-funded position starting January 3, 2018 as a Digital Scholarship Post-Baccalaureate Fellow to work in partnership with the libraries on a digital scholarship initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Post-Baccalaureate Fellow will join a collaborative team of librarians and technologists partnering with faculty members from the Five Colleges of Ohio to develop and integrate digital collections, tools, and methodologies into their teaching and research. The specific focus of the position will depend on the interests and background of the candidate, but in general, the Fellow will gain experience as a member of one or more faculty project teams, assisting with the coordination and management of grant-funded initiatives and events, and working directly with the prominent and emerging technology platforms in use by digital humanities practitioners at the Five Colleges of Ohio and by many in the broader DH community.

The successful candidate will be one who demonstrates a keen interest in exploring emerging technologies and has direct experience in at least one of the following areas: digital mapping, text encoding (TEI), computational textual analysis, oral history, cultural heritage metadata, digital preservation, or other relevant computational methods applied to humanities research and teaching. Building on this experience, the successful candidate will be able to articulate the position’s potential to bridge their previous undergraduate work with their career or research goals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Investigate emerging technologies relevant to existing and potential faculty projects.
  • Assist with planning and conducting faculty workshops on topics and tools related to digital scholarship.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of grant-funded programs and initiatives such as speaking events and workshops.
  • Support faculty projects by assisting with website creation, planning and creating metadata, and training students contributing to faculty projects in both classroom and one-on-one settings.
  • Assist with assessment of new and existing grant-funded programs and initiatives (e.g. workshop series, faculty development opportunities, faculty projects).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with digital tools and methods applied to undergraduate research and teaching (examples could include coursework, independent research, or direct participation in a group project).
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Experience with creating or maintaining websites.
  • Experience with at least one of the following areas: digital mapping, text encoding (TEI), computational textual analysis, oral history, cultural heritage metadata, digital preservation, or other relevant computational methods applied to humanities research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from one of the Five Colleges of Ohio.
  • Prior experience organizing students.
  • Communication or event planning.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Javascript).
  • Experience with one or more platforms commonly used in digital humanities research and teaching (e.g. Omeka, ArcGIS, Scalar, Voyant).
  • Willingness to travel between campuses.

To Apply

  • Deadline for applications is October 13, 2017. To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit:
  • A 1-2 page letter explaining your interest in the position and articulating how you feel this position might serve as a bridge to your future academic or career goals.
  • A current resume.
  • A recent college transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Contact information for three references.

Five Colleges of Ohio employees are hired through Kenyon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the college’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

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08/28/2017
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