The University of Virginia Library seeks 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. 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 alt-ac humanities professionals. Reporting to the
Director of Digital Research and Scholarship for UV.a. 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.
Primary Responsibilities: Mentoring, managing day-to-day operations, and
coordinating staff support for both team-based and individual graduate
fellowship programs at UVa Library. Developing intellectual programming in the
digital humanities for the Scholars' Lab and building community among emerging
scholars at U.Va. Fostering collaboration on humanities training and research
support with internal and external partners.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Working knowledge of digital humanities
technologies and directions. Strong interest in mentoring junior scholars from
project conceptualization to published outcomes. Excellent communications
skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a
generalist audience and a clear understanding of humanities perspectives and
needs. Previous experience in higher education administration and experience
in scholarly research, writing, and digital project development preferred.
Education: Graduate study (PhD preferred) in a field related to humanities
scholarship or humanistic aspects of information science.
Experience: Demonstrated ability as an instructor, mentor, writer, and
researcher. Familiarity with development and delivery techniques for digital
humanities content and software. Project management or supervisory experience
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience, and expected to
range between approximately $65K and $75K per annum. Excellent benefits,
TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans along with generous funding for travel
and professional development.
To Apply: Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until
position is filled. Apply through the University of Virginia online employment
website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/.
Search by posting number 0611761, complete application, and attach cover
letter and CV, with contact information for three current, professional
For assistance, contact Al Sapienza, Library Human Resources at (434)
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members
of underrepresented groups.
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