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Job at UVA: Humanities Design (UX) Architect

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Joseph Gilbert <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:53:04 -0500

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Hi all,

The Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library
(http://lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab) seeks a Humanities Design
Architect who can create and guide exciting, professional user
experiences, who possesses broad, synthetic knowledge of humanities
and social science scholarship, who is passionate about the quality of
his or her code and who wants to be part of a team that does great
work in the rapidly-expanding digital humanities. As Humanities Design
Architect in the Scholars' Lab, you will be responsible for the design
and implementation of effective and inspiring digital resources for
teaching and scholarship. We are looking for someone who is highly
technically skilled and a talented designer, and who has a deep
background in humanities or social science scholarship. This position
is for a true "hybrid" or "alternative academic" someone who can
communicate effectively with faculty and graduate students.

Not only should you enjoy designing functional interpretive scholarly
interfaces, but you should enjoy working in close collegial
partnership with teammates and scholarly stake holders to solve
problems in software engineering and the digital humanities. You will
need to fit into a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment where
technology enables creative vision and where you can take good
advantage of the time that all Scholars' Lab and Department of Digital
Research & Scholarship faculty and staff are granted to pursue
professional development and their own (often collaborative) R&D
projects. The Scholars' Lab has been awarded major funding for a
two-year project related to work on geospatial and archival
information. There is a possibility that this position will be funded
beyond the initial 2 year period.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Conduct UX/UI research for user models
- Drive the functional requirements
- Create wireframes and prototypes
- Conduct informal usability tests
- Work closely with R&D Team

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

- Experience with interaction across a variety of media (web, mobile)
with a strong desire for innovation
- Experience as a project manager or technical team leader on scholarly projects
- Experience with user-centered design patterns and methodologies
- Experience running user testing and conducting accessibility testing
- Comfort with complexity and ambiguity, and the challenges of the
humanities and social sciences
- Advanced understanding of UI client technologies such as Javascript,
AJAX, HTML, CSS, etc.
- Creation of standard UX deliverables: Site maps, Process flows,
Personas, Use Cases, Concept Models
- Strong presentation and communication skills
- Expertise in current design tools
- A research agenda related to the user experience of digital
humanities and social science projects.

Education:

Masters Degree in Humanities or Social Sciences

Experience:

3 years experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive depending on
qualifications. This position has general faculty status with
excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation; TIAA/CREF and other
retirement plans.

To Apply:

Please visit http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62775

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the
University of Virginia's Jobs@UVA online employment website at
https://jobs.virginia.edu/ Search by posting number 0606774, complete
application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact
information for three current, professional references. For assistance
with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director Library Human
Resources at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications
and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

As a reminder, the Scholars' Lab also is accepting applications for
our Senior Developer position:
http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62652
http://www.scholarslab.org/announcements/senior-developer-position/

Joseph Gilbert
Head, Scholars' Lab
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library
434.243.2324  |  [log in to unmask]

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