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Humanist Archives: Sept. 25, 2021, 7:12 a.m. Humanist 35.263 - librarianship; asst professorships; research staff

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 263.
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    [1]    From: Brannen, Michelle <>
           Subject: Job Announcement: Digital Scholarship Librarian (203)

    [2]    From: Lee, Min Kyung <>
           Subject: Assistant Professors in HCI, Human-Centered Data Science, and Health/Social Justice Informatics, UT Austin School of Information (28)

    [3]    From: Richard Rogers <>
           Subject: Job opening: Early career researcher in digital methods (159)

        Date: 2021-09-24 20:41:42+00:00
        From: Brannen, Michelle <>
        Subject: Job Announcement: Digital Scholarship Librarian

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), a Research 1 institution and the
flagship institution for the state, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly
motivated individual to join the collaborative and innovative Scholars’
Collaborative team at the University Libraries. The City of Knoxville is a
hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active
neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy
driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky

Digital scholarship at the University of Tennessee is in a state of growth with
expanding interest in undergraduate humanities computing; increased interest in
research computing and data sciences; a new Graduate Certificate for Digital
Humanities; and an active digital humanities community.  The Digital Scholarship
librarian will have the opportunity to collaborate in the development of new and
evolving library services and spaces supporting digital scholarship. They will
work directly with scholars integrating digital resources and methodologies into
their research, teaching, learning, and engagement. As a member of the Scholars’
Collaborative, the Digital Scholarship Librarian increases the visibility and
usability of digital scholarship practices and resources through research
consultations; workshops and course-integrated instruction; online research
guides; outreach; and participation with liaison librarian programs.

Specific Duties:

The Digital Scholarship Librarian is expected to:

  *   Adapt work practices to support digital scholarship and digital
humanities, broadly defined (e.g. text mining, machine learning, data
  *   Work closely with the Humanities Center to offer robust programming and
opportunities for faculty and students to engage in digital scholarship
  *   Collaborate with library colleagues to develop a suite of research
services to the campus, and be a catalyst and facilitator for the Libraries’
digital scholarship activities. Examples may include:

     *   Explore and develop the use of library collections as data
     *   Support maximizing the use of licensed digital content by university
     *   Contribute to development of relevant data and digital scholarship
  *   Consult with researchers at all levels on using digital tools and
techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship
  *   Provide instruction and training on information visualization and emerging
digital scholarship methods
  *   Coordinate information about digital scholarship and visualization tools
and techniques to connect scholars across the disciplines and promote
  *   Actively explore relevant research methods and technologies to keep
current with the rapidly evolving discipline
  *   Serve as PI, co-PI, or grant team member on externally funded projects as
approved by library administration and in coordination with other relevant
  *   Participate in liaison responsibilities to include: teaching research and
information literacy classes; participating in engagement activities; and
providing research consultation
  *   Serve the library profession through involvement in professional
organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information
  *   Engage in research/scholarship/creative activity through publication,
presentation, and other outlets

Required Qualifications:

  *   ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or
equivalent degree in related discipline
  *   Evidence of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in a
higher education setting
  *   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  *   Demonstrated experience with one or more examples of digital research
approaches and techniques, such as text encoding or analysis, web development,
digital storytelling, multimodal publishing, digital exhibits, or database
  *   Knowledge of metadata standards and the application of metadata to digital
humanities scholarship
  *   Understanding of scholarly communication issues, especially as applied in
digital scholarship practices and as they apply to the arts and humanities
  *   Demonstrated commitment to public service and excellence in teaching and
technology training
  *   Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively in developing and
promoting the use of library services and collections through a variety of
outreach efforts
  *   Understanding of project life-cycles including sustainability,
preservation, and procedures for sun-setting projects
  *   Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to
manage projects and initiatives
  *   Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service
consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Significant digital scholarship experience
  *   Experience with data management in a digital humanities context including
the creation of metadata
  *   Knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language such as
Python, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript
  *   Experience using one or more data analysis and visualization
software/tools such as Tableau, Plotly, Leaflet, D3.js, Gephi, Power BI, or
methods in machine learning


The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of Tennessee’s
premier public research university. The University of Tennessee holds the
Carnegie Foundation Research 1 designation, granted to doctoral universities
with very high research activity.  As a land-grant university and as Volunteers,
serving our state and nation are key to our mission. UT enrolls approximately
30,000 students at its Knoxville campus.  Demographically, 24% of all students
identify as non-white, 24% identify as first-generation students and 29% are
Pell-eligible. The University culture is guided by adherence to core values that
define the Volunteer spirit and include: seeking knowledge; leading with
innovation and integrity; advancing diversity and inclusion; engaging locally
and globally; and embracing responsible stewardship of resources.

The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the
university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville
campus—through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and
instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.
The John C. Hodges Library in the heart of campus houses the majority of the UT
Libraries' collections and many unique services. Two branch libraries offer
specialized collections and services: the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and
Veterinary Medicine Library and the George F. DeVine Music Library.

The UT Libraries is a national leader in digital collections; in support of open
access though our digital repository, Trace; and through a rich history of
designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the
teaching/learning enterprise. The UT Libraries is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries,
HathiTrust, the Library Publishing Coalition, LYRASIS, and the Center for
Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level
with the other University of Tennessee System libraries as well as the libraries
in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University
of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment. More information
about how we put our principles of civility and community into action is
available at

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at


Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a salary of $53,500.
Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library
faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan
(TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with
nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional
group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all
university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to
dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount
of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel &
professional development.

UT’s Prospective Faculty Viewbook<
content/uploads/sites/10/2017/12/Prospective-Faculty-Viewbook-1.pdf> has
information on academic support, personal support, and living in Knoxville.


A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  In
order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit, via Interfolio at<> cover letter
addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names,
addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references.
Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Greene, Executive Director, Libraries
Administration and Human Resources,<>.
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021, and will continue until the
position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and
admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or
mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and
conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by
laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination
statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of
Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this
policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of
violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex),
Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act
(age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of
Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560,
telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be
directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Michelle H. Brannen
Head of Scholars’ Collaborative; Associate Professor
University of Tennessee Libraries<> | she, her, hers<> |<>

        Date: 2021-09-24 16:51:03+00:00
        From: Lee, Min Kyung <>
        Subject: Assistant Professors in HCI, Human-Centered Data Science, and Health/Social Justice Informatics, UT Austin School of Information

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Subject: [Air-L] Assistant Professors in HCI, Human-Centered Data
Science, and Health/Social Justice Informatics, UT Austin School of
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:23:58 +0000
From: Lee, Min Kyung <>
To: <>

The School of Information at UT Austin has multiple tenure-track
positions available:

- Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Data Science or Human-Computer

- Assistant Professor in Health Informatics and/or Social Justice

More information:

Please spread the word and consider applying!

Min Kyung Lee
Assistant Professor
School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

        Date: 2021-09-24 13:54:22+00:00
        From: Richard Rogers <>
        Subject: Job opening: Early career researcher in digital methods

Research Staff Member in Digital Methods
Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

Closing date: 15 October 2021
Level of education: Master's degree
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary indication: €2,700 tot €3,606 gross per month (based on 38 hours
per week)
Vacancy number: 21-757

Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research
schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities
Research (AIHR). The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (AIHR), one
of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant,
early-stage research staff member position as part of the CLEOPATRA ITN:
'Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy', led by
Prof. Richard Rogers.

ASCA is home to more than 110 scholars and 120 PhD candidates and is a
world-leading international research school in Cultural Analysis. ASCA
members share a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary framework
and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and
political debates.

What are you going to do:

The research staff member position is in digital methods with a focus on
the cross-lingual study of media events. It is connected to the
CLEOPATRA EU research project that aims to make sense of the massive
digital coverage of events of global importance in Europe over the past
decade. CLEOPATRA offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral
research and training programme, which explores how we can begin to
analyse and understand the major events that influence and shape our
lives and our societies. It facilitates advanced cross-lingual
processing of textual and visual information related to key contemporary
events at scale and develops innovative methods for efficient and
intuitive user access to and interaction with multilingual information.

Successful candidates will have a strong background in digital methods
for media analysis (an outstanding MA or MSc degree in the corresponding

Excellent proficiency in English is expected; knowledge of further
European languages is an advantage. International experience during your
studies or afterwards as well as good social and communication skills
are helpful.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

        • conduct research in coordination with the project leader at
University of Amsterdam (UvA) in digital methods with a focus on the
cross-lingual study of media events. The research will take place in the
context of the CLEOPATRA project.
        • provide important input to the development of integrated
cross-lingual data analytics platforms.;
        • actively participate in the training programme offered by the
        • engage with researchers at CLEOPATRA partner organisations across the
        • conduct research visits and secondments according to the individual
career development plan.

What do we require of you:

To be eligible the applicant must satisfy the mobility requirements of
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. According to these guidelines, at the
time of recruitment, the potential candidate 'must not have resided or
carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of
the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years
immediately before the recruitment date'. Compulsory national service,
short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for
obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951) are not
taken into account. Furthermore, according to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie
rules, Early-Stage Researchers shall, at the time of recruitment by the
host organisation, 'be in the first four years (full-time equivalent
research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded
a doctoral degree'.

Your experience and profile:

        • a relevant Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences,
focusing on digital methods or new media and digital culture;
        • outstanding research qualities, manifested in strong transcripts and
a high-quality Master’s thesis;
        • demonstrable experience with research software and working in data
sprint environments;
        • demonstrable experience working with theoretical frameworks and a
keen interest in new media and digital culture;         • excellent written and
spoken English;
        • eeen interest in interdisciplinary research methods and approaches;
        • ability and willingness to work in a team;
        • willingness to travel abroad for research stays, conferences and
project expert workshops;
        • strong organizational skills.

Our offer:

We offer a temporary full-time contract for the period of 16 months.
Preferred starting date is 1 January 2022. The gross monthly salary
based on 38 hours per week ranges from €2.700 up to a maximum of €3.606.
This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The
starting salary will be based on qualifications, expertise and relevant
experience, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university,
offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000
students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in
a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity. Curious
about our organisation and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous
holiday arrangement and development opportunities? Here you can read
more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with
a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de
field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the
faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the
capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary
collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Job application

The University of Amsterdam is an equal-opportunity employer. We
prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive
environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance,
provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of
curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognise yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to
receiving your application. You may apply online by using the link
below. Applications, including a letter of motivation and CV, should be
submitted in pdf.

The response period closes on 15 October 2021. Only complete
applications received within the response period will be considered.

The interviews will be held in mid-November.

Applications may be made here:

CLEOPATRA project:

Prof. Richard Rogers
Media Studies
University of Amsterdam

Out now:
R. Rogers (2019), Doing Digital Methods, Los Angeles: Sage.
Just out:
R. Rogers and S. Niederer (eds.) (2020), The Politics of Social Media
Manipulation, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

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