Bryn Mawr College is accepting applications for a Director of Digital Scholarship Specialist
Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college with a student body of 1,300 undergraduates as well as 350 graduate students in programs in social work, humanities, and science. An historically women’s college, we are a diverse and international community who shares an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College is committed to social justice, civic engagement, and inclusion.
JOB TITLE: Digital Scholarship Specialist
JOB CLASSIFICATION: A/P
SUPERVISOR: Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management
JOB SUMMARY: The Digital Scholarship Specialist joins the new Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management team in Bryn Mawr College’s dynamic Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization. The Digital Scholarship Specialist will be responsible for evolving a vision for the Digital Scholarship Program, formalized in 2016, that engages faculty, students, and staff colleagues in rich and ambitious digital scholarship ventures. In addition to program-building efforts and technical support of existing and future digital scholarship platforms, the Digital Scholarship Specialist is responsible for overseeing a number of undergraduate and graduate student programs and opportunities including the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows Program and the Digital Scholarship Graduate Student Community of Learning. The Digital Scholarship Specialist will collaborate with colleagues in Educational Technology Services, Special Collections, and Research and Instructional Services to build infrastructure to support digital scholarship across campus, including support for digital scholarship projects emerging from the Digital Bryn Mawr seed grant program. The position will work with the team Director to build infrastructure in support of a number of History of the College projects that engage students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i in telling diverse stories grounded in materials from the College Archives. The position will collaborate with team members to develop and run programs for the forthcoming opening of the College’s Makerspace.
In consultation with Director, design and assess programmatic architecture to support digital scholarship endeavors and evolve a vision for ongoing digital scholarship activities.
Oversee programs in support of student mentorship, including the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows Program and the Digital Scholarship Graduate Student Community of Learning.
Build partnerships with staff colleagues, students, and faculty to incorporate technology into research activities and to enable digital scholarship production and communication practices across departments and disciplines.
Manage digital scholarship projects as they arise, including projects supported through Digital Bryn Mawr seed grants.
Design and offer workshop series for both the Makerspace and Digital Media and Collaboration Lab to equip and empower colleagues, faculty, and students to use digital scholarship methods.
Provide technical support and consultations for common digital scholarship technologies and platforms, including managing services related to the Domain of One’s Own platform.
Raise community awareness of digital scholarship activities and convey vision for the Digital Scholarship Program through regular communications, including management and maintenance of the Digital Scholarship Program website.
Formalize programmatic elements for review, assessment, and curation of digital scholarship projects.
Hire, train, mentor, and supervise graduate and undergraduate students.
Collaborate with colleagues in the Tri-College Library Consortium (which includes Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges) on digital scholarship projects, programs, and events.
Investigate and share information on funding opportunities and participate in grant-writing and grants administration.
Maintain current awareness of digital scholarship methodologies and tools.
In collaboration with LITS and Tri-College colleagues, participate in regular review and evaluation of relevant platforms and tools.
Represent Bryn Mawr College on Tri-College committees and at meetings of professional associations and other scholarly organizations.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned or directed.
Master’s or Doctoral degree in relevant discipline.
1-3 years’ experience working in a Digital Scholarship or Digital Humanities center, building scholarly programs outside of digital scholarship, managing a collaborative DS/DH project, or a combination of the above.
Demonstrated experience supporting common digital scholarship platforms and technologies, such as Omeka, Scalar, WordPress, ArtStor, GIS, 3D Modeling, and/or Photogrammetry.
Proven record of achieving results under deadlines and of completing successful, simultaneous projects and program activities.
Project management skills and ability to balance and prioritize competing work and time commitments.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially and effectively with a diverse population of staff, faculty, and students.
Proactive, intellectually curious, and self-motivated learner.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2-3 years’ experience building academic programs in a higher educational or non-profit institution.
Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and other front-end web development technologies.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio:
Bryn Mawr College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability in its employment practices. We are committed to building a culturally diverse environment and welcome all applican
About Bryn Mawr College
The mission of Bryn Mawr College is to provide a rigorous education and to encourage the pursuit of knowledge as preparation for life and work. Bryn Mawr teaches and values critical, creative and independent habits of thought and expression in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum for women and in coeducational graduate programs in arts and sciences and social work and social research. Bryn Mawr seeks to sustain a community diverse in nature and democratic in practice, for we believe that only through considering many perspectives do we gain a deeper understanding of each other and the world.
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