Post-Doc Opportunity: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at the Price Lab, University of Pennsylvania

The Price Lab invites applications for the 2018–2019 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2009 and December 2017. The DH Fellow is required to spend the ten-month academic year (August 2018 – May 2019) in residence at Penn. Fellows are not expected to be in residence during the summer. Fellows have the option to renew the fellowship for a second year if they wish to stay but are not required to do so.

This fellowship is designed to provide an early career scholar with time and support for research, so teaching and other responsibilities are light. Fellows will teach one class during each year of the fellowship, topic and syllabus to be determined in consultation with the Lab’s directors and the Undergraduate Chair of the relevant department. In addition, fellows will lend their advice and expertise on projects that fall into their areas of interest, and will provide assistance at occasional Price Lab workshops and bootcamps.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required. We welcome applicants from outside the US who are eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.

The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue their own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief sample course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)

The Mellon DH Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $58,350 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents).

Information on How To Apply.


Job Opportunities at Temple University Libraries

There are two job opportunities at Temple University Libraries Technology Development Group:

1) Senior Library Applications Developer

The Temple University Libraries Technology Development group is growing, and we are seeking a Senior Library Applications Developer to work with us as we plan the future of our online environment. This exciting position provides the opportunity for telecommuting, in addition to competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Reporting to the Lead Technology Developer and working in close collaboration with other developers and colleagues, the Senior Applications Developer develops and maintains the technological infrastructure for library systems, which includes discovery layer development (Blacklight), digital repository development facilitating preservation of large collections of rare materials (Hydra), coordinating development and integrations with Content Management Systems (Drupal/WordPress) and supporting digital scholarship and digital publishing initiatives.

The Senior Developer plays a substantial role in coordinating the development of the library systems architecture as a whole, and thinks strategically about IT infrastructure and software platform choices. Takes a significant leadership role in overall management of projects. Gathers requirements and develops specifications, architects, implements, tests, and deploys projects. When appropriate, contributes the code generated to the open source community. Maintains awareness of developments in the realm of library-related software and infrastructure. May supervise other developers (full-time staff or part-time student employees). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:
BS in Computer Science or related field and two years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language like Ruby/Rails, Javascript, Python, PHP, or Java.
Expertise with web-based development and software integrations, for instance using REST APIs, and JSON or XML for data interoperability.
Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux, including basic administration, shell scripting, and authentication and authorization technologies, including LDAP and Oauth.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to perform effective code testing.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.
Experience with a repository system, such as Hydra/Islandora, a CMS like Drupal or an exhibit curation system like Omeka.

Compensation:
Competitive salary and benefits package, including possible relocation allowance. Telecommuting arrangements will be considered for this position.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 17000067. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

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2) Library Applications Developer

The Temple University Libraries Technology Development group is growing, and we are seeking a Library Applications Developer to work with us as we plan the future of our online environment. In addition to competitive salary and excellent benefits, this position can provide an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy professional to receive mentoring from senior developers with experience in full stack application development in a library setting.

Reporting to the Lead Technology Developer and working closely with others in the Technology Development Department, the Library Applications Developer develops web applications and helps maintain the technological infrastructure for Temple University’s library systems environment, which includes discovery layer development (Blacklight), website development (Drupal/Omeka), preserving and delivering large collections of digital objects (Hydra), and supporting digital humanities and scholarly communication initiatives throughout the Library. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and at least one year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby/Rails, Javascript, Python, PHP, or Java
Experience with MySQL or other database management systems

Skills and Abilities:
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
Experience with project requirements gathering.
Demonstrated ability to perform effective code testing and to write clear documentation.
Commitment to responsive and innovative service.

Compensation:
Competitive salary and benefits package, including possible relocation allowance. Telecommuting arrangements will be considered for this position.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 17000070. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.


Digital Job Opportunities in Libraries

There are a couple of recent postings for digital-related jobs in local university libraries.

The University of Delaware Library is seeking a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Information about the posting may be found at https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1310557/digital-scholarship-librarian/

The Falvey Library at Villanova University is seeking a Library Technology Developer. Information about the posting may be found at https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/10193

Though not specifically requiring digital skills, the Library Company of Philadelphia is also seeking an African American History Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian. Information about that posting may be found at http://www.librarycompany.org/about/employment.htm


Internship Opportunity at Villanova Library

The Villanova Digital Library, part of Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial
Library, located in Villanova PA, has available a dynamic and innovative internship position for the Spring 2017 academic semester. The primary mission of Villanova’s Digital Library is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These include materials such as medieval manuscripts, letters, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers.

Interns will work a 20 hour work week. During the course of the 20 week internship, an intern will follow a project through the development life cycle and will acquire and enhance digital project management skills. Activities may include image preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text encoding), transcription, scanning, web site development, student supervision, computer programming, and interface evaluation. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to assist in digital preservation activities.

Paid: $15 per hour

Transcripts are required; unofficial copies may be included electronically with originals provided if granted an interview. All applications must include the contact information for at least one reference who will receive a secure email to upload a confidential letter of recommendation when the application is submitted.

Apply online at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/10072


Job Opportunity: Digital Assets Coordinator, Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE, seeks a full-time Digital Assets Coordinator. Hagley is
an independent research library devoted to documenting the history of American business, technology,
and industrial design.

The successful candidate will work in the Library’s Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives
Department to assist us in our mission to produce, preserve, and provide access to digital records for
current and future generations of researchers. Hagley has a significant collection of digital surrogates that
are available at digital.hagley.org and a growing collection of born-digital records offline. The Digital
Assets Coordinator will work with the Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections to ensure long-term
access and preservation of Hagley’s digital records collections.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as Hagley’s manager of born-digital records and digital surrogates; facilitate their
creation/acquisition, processing, storage, and preservation.
• Manage and facilitate access to electronic records via Hagley’s digital asset management
infrastructure.
• Manage a large and growing collection of surrogates produced from Hagley’s analog collections;
manage digitization and processing projects; assist with selection and oversee metadata for
archived web content; migrate born-digital data to preservation formats; and produce metadata for
digital content.
• Supervise and train interns and volunteers supporting digital collection projects.
• Train staff on using digital tools for processing and preservation.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Masters degree in library science or public history, with a concentration in archives management
or a graduate degree in a related field or significant and relevant work experience.
• Working knowledge of platforms for storing and managing digital assets (experience with
Islandora is highly preferred).
• Ability to identify, install, and configure digital tools to improve processing workflow, access,
and preservation of digital assets.
• Thorough knowledge of current trends in the archival profession in regards to e-records and
digital asset management.
• Project management experience.

PREFERENCES:
• Significant work experience in an historical or cultural institution. Prior archival experience or
demonstrated ability to process, preserve, and service collections, particularly electronic records.
• Experience digitizing and creating metadata for a wide variety of formats, including moving
picture images and sound recordings.
• Experience with the following: Amazon AWS, Drupal, XTF, Archivist’s Toolkit /
ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, FTK, BitCurator, Python, Open Refine, TreeSize, DROID,
JHOVE, Cygwin, and other software and platforms that serve similar functions.
• Knowledge of metadata standards such as MODS, BEXT, EAD, Dublin Core, MARC XML,
PBCore, and IPTC.
• Basic programming/scripting experience.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Hagley Museum and Library
Yvonne Dalton, Personnel Support Services Manager
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
ydalton@hagley.org

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015 and preliminary phone interviews with qualified
candidates will follow. The job will remain open until filled.


Job Opportunities: Systems Administrator and Digital Imaging Technician at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

CHF is hiring for a Systems Administrator to contribute to our new DevOps environment. The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Systems Administrator. The Systems Administrator will oversee the technical infrastructure for CHF’s forthcoming digital collection, built on the open-source Hydra repository technology stack (Fedora 4, Solr, and Blacklight). The Systems Administrator will also be responsible for architecting scalable cloud-based Linux infrastructure for multiple applications serving library, archive, museum, and oral history collections using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Responsibilities include:

Manage CHF’s AWS environment.
Contribute to development operations (DevOps) by using build automation and deployment tools.
Coordinate and perform large-scale upgrades and OS-level updates.
Install and maintain open-source software applications, upgrades, and patches.
Set up and conduct process monitoring, log analysis, and load testing; make adjustments for improved services and increasing storage capacity as needed.
Design and implement strategies for back-ups; maintain back-up scripts.
Oversee security provisions and perform regular security monitoring.
Perform and maintain risk assessments and business impact analyses.
Manage user application accounts and integrate with LDAP server.
Communicate with different departments and provide user support, as needed.
The successful candidate will possess:

A minimum of 3 years experience in systems administration or similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree.
Demonstrated knowledge of Linux servers.
Experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting open-source technology.
Demonstrated record of success in learning new technologies.
Experience reconfiguring multi-server architecture, preferably with Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a plus.
Experience working with Git and GitHub in a collaborative environment is preferred.
Experience with build automation tools (such as Chef or Ansible) is a plus.
Knowledge of CMS and DAMS software used at cultural heritage institutions, such as Drupal, Hydra, ArchivesSpace, or similar.
Knowledge of a scripting language such as Bash, Python, or Ruby.
Experience working with a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), especially serving Java applications via Tomcat, is a plus.
Experience administering and tuning an SQL database server such as PostgreSQL or MySQL is a plus.
To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations and resume to:

Sysadmin2015@chemheritage.org

Details are at: http://www.chemheritage.org/about/careers/systems-administrator.aspx

CHF is also seeking a Digital Imaging Technician to work with our Digital Collections Archivist on our first mass archival digitization. It’d be a great job for a recent MLIS graduate, and I know we have plenty of these talented folks across the Philly area: http://www.chemheritage.org/about/careers/digital-imaging-technician.aspx


Job Opportunity: Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian, University of Delaware

The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Library Server and Data Management Department in the Library Technologies and Digital Initiatives Division, the position works closely with colleagues throughout the library in three areas of primary responsibility:

• Facilitate and provide support to University of Delaware digital humanities initiatives. Work collaboratively with library colleagues and campus faculty in creating scholarly projects in the humanities. Provide guidance to and maintain a working knowledge of available library and campus resources. Evaluate existing tools and technologies and investigate emerging technologies for potential uses in humanities research. Provide training and group instruction and partner with other library colleagues in outreach.
• Coordinate the University of Delaware Library web environment, which provides worldwide access to collections, services and resources. Create new original content. Maintain and enhance existing web content and delivery. Assess and monitor the functionality of Library web content delivery, as well as the visual display of content. Ensure user accessibility. Assist library staff in the development and implementation of new web content and services. Create documentation, compile user statistics and analysis reports. Facilitate communication regarding web trends and new resources.
• Collaborate with library colleagues to plan and manage web projects to increase electronic access to Library content and collections, particularly unique and scholarly materials from the Library’s digital collections. Participate in the design, implementation, and enhancement of content delivery systems such as REST (Representational State Transfer), Omeka and XTF (eXtensible Text Framework). Collaborate with other colleagues on open web resources, digital asset management, and content sharing initiatives, such as the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Wikiproject.

Recent projects have included the creation of an online exhibition site using the Omeka software, the delivery of XML EAD based finding aids using the XTF software, and the redesign and migration of the Library website to WordPress. Ongoing projects include working with the Colored Conventions digital humanities project, enhancements to the campus institutional repository, the creation of a new digital collections portal, efforts to directly embed content from digital collections stored in Artstor and DSpace into webpages, and the exploration of crowdsourcing. For additional information about Digital Humanities at the University of Delaware please visit http://www.ihrc.udel.edu.

Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree. Demonstrated experience in web design and content creation. Demonstrated experience working effectively with HTML, CSS, and WordPress. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP, XSLT and XML. Familiarity with emerging trends in digital humanities and data mining. Ability to write concisely and effectively for the web. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical information to users with various levels of technology experience. Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced, rapidly changing technical environment. Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong analytic and problem solving skills. Excellent organization, planning, and decision-making skills.

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online: http://www .udel.edu/Benefits/

Appointment: Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E, or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E. New graduates of ALA accredited graduate degree programs are encouraged to apply. The University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document is available online at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm.

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ by October 9, 2015.


Job Opportunity: Managing Director of the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at Penn

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a leader with experience and vision to help launch a major new center for digital humanities research. The Price Lab for Digital Humanities will play a key role in fostering technologically advanced interdisciplinary scholarship and innovative curricular initiatives. The Managing Director will work closely with the Faculty Director and Executive Board to build and sustain an intellectual community and to make the best use of the new infrastructure and services represented by the Price Lab. We seek someone who will help to develop the center’s strategic goals as well as to achieve them. Reporting to the Faculty Director and the SAS Dean’s office, the Managing Director will have primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of the center and will be instrumental in developing its vision and raising its national profile as well as ensuring its smooth and effective operation.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
* Ph.D., terminal Masters, combination M.L.S. and humanities M.A., or comparable educational background in the humanities, library sciences, or relevant field of the social sciences
* Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in a prominent DH program or center
* Minimum of 4 years’ experience with project management for academic research, including digital research
* Demonstrated expertise in the use of digital tools and methods in humanities scholarship
* Experience in an administrative position with supervisory responsibilities
* Experience with budget management and oversight of financial operations
* Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
* Excellent organizational habits and ability to manage and prioritize diverse activities
* Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

Posting for this job can be found at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/12753


Job Opportunity: PostDoc at Price Lab for Digital Humanities at Penn

The Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. One award is available to an untenured scholar in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2007 and December 2015. The DH Fellow is required to spend the nine-month academic year (September 2016 – May 2017) in residence at Penn.
The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.

The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue his or her own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out next spring with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)

The Mellon DH Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $55,000 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents). Applicants from outside the US must be eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status); no exceptions will be made, and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.

Applications are accepted via secure webform only. Requires three letters of recommendation, an application form, and a CV.

Full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and details on the Price Lab website: pricelab.sas.upenn.edu
Application deadline: 30 October 2015.


Job Opportunity: Library Applications and Operations Developer for the Tri-College Library Consortiumat Swarthmore

The Tri-College Library Consortium (comprised of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and inquisitive Library Applications & Operations Developer to join our team and help move the Tri-Co Libraries forward as a leading academic library consortium.

Reporting to the Tri-College Library Technology Coordinator and based out of Swarthmore College, the Library Applications & Operations Developer works in a team-oriented environment to develop the applications and systems operation of the Tri-College Library Consortium, with the aim of connecting users to library content and extending and enhancing library services.

S/he designs, implements, administers, tests, and documents features and functionality for LAMP applications, chiefly the catalog discovery service, to facilitate access to library resources and to support consortial staff initiatives. S/he manages the configuration of Apache HTTP Servers, virtual servers, and library application development environments. S/he optimizes production environments, administers version control software and workflows, and documents deployment procedures. S/he develops, optimizes, and coordinates lifecycle development processes and strategies for redundancy, fail-over, and optimal caching. S/he provides technical leadership by helping guide the Consortium on technical solutions, efficiencies, new tools, languages, development environments, and deployment paradigms.

The full job posting and application details can be found at http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YEVUU&sid=GTGTF&jid=UUDFBW&site=Swarthmore

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