The DH Program is Hiring!

By Ashley Garcia

Applications are sought for a lecturer in UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program (50%) and a project scientist affiliated with UCLA’s Digital Research Consortium (50%). Applicants may apply to either position or to both (as a 100%, full-time position). For applicants interested in both, two separate applications must be completed using the respective links. Review of applications will begin June 2, 2020. Start date is negotiable for summer or fall 2020.

Lecturer in DH: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05461

Project Scientist (III) in DH: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05462

Lecturer in DH:

The Digital Humanities Program at UCLA seeks applications for a 50% lecturer position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The lecturer is responsible for teaching 4 courses per year focused on foundational courses in “computation for humanists.” These classes may be developed for both undergraduate and graduate students and should include data scraping and data cleaning,  critical data analysis, and data visualization using Python, R, JavaScript, SQL, C++, as well as working with code libraries, using APIs, and documenting code in repositories such as GitHub and Jupyter Notebooks. Classes also involve regularly scheduled office hours to consult with students and offer technical support. Pending approval of funding.

Requirements: Ph.D. in hand, preferably from a field in the Humanities; technical proficiency in digital humanities methods and tools; and experience teaching at the university level. Candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, at least two sample syllabi of “foundational courses in computation for humanities,” and names/contact information for three references.

More information about the Digital Humanities Program and research opportunities within the program can be found at: http://dh.ucla.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy visit: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Project Scientist (III) in DH:

The Digital Humanities Program at UCLA seeks applications for a 50% Project Scientist Step III position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Project Scientist is responsible for architecting and writing code for faculty- and student-led digital projects in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. The Project Scientist is part of UCLA’s Digital Research Consortium (http://drc.ucla.edu) and provides technical expertise to collaborative research projects. This includes three primary areas: programming, computational methods, and digital humanities research in fields such as text-mining, mapping, data modeling, and data visualization.

The Project Scientist works with faculty and other campus partners to develop digital humanities projects, advises faculty on project requests and grant proposals, and contributes to development of project workflows, application development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Experience with CMS/LMS repository system frameworks; web-based code repositories and code-sharing frameworks such as GitHub, Jupyter, or Collab Notebooks; databases and database programming languages; web development (with knowledge of Javascript and JQuery), Python, and other scripting languages is required.

Requirements: Ph.D. in hand, preferably from a field in the Humanities; technical proficiency in digital humanities methods and tools; and experience developing digital projects. Candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, links to at least two projects developed, and names/contact information for three references.

More information about the Digital Humanities Program and teaching opportunities within the program can be found at: http://dh.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy visit: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 


 

HumTech is hiring too!

 

Humanities Graduate Student Job Openings:

Humanities Technology and the Digital Research Consortium are seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for 2020-21.

Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2020 

Are you looking for a job that offers fee remissions and real-world professional and research training in a supportive team environment? Are you open to expanding your higher ed tech skills? Consider applying for a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) for 2020-21!

We are accepting applicants from any UCLA graduate program with special interest in applicants from the Humanities Division or programs affiliated with the Digital Humanities Program.

What does a RITC do?

RITCs have dual, equal roles: supporting Humanities faculty and TAs in the use of technology for instruction and contributing to a wide range of digital research projects. RITCs develop technology skills, acquire project management experience, and network with faculty, staff, and students around research and instruction. This includes:

Research Support:

  • Participate in research project collaborations undertaken by HumTech and the Digital Research Consortium
  • Be part of digital research teams with faculty, staff, librarians, and other students
  • Provide technical support to faculty with research questions
  • Research and implement ideal practices for research related tools and technologies

Instructional Support:

  • Participate in instructional project collaborations undertaken by HumTech and the Digital Research Consortium
  • Support Humanities instructors’ use of course websites
  • Train and support Humanities faculty, instructors, and TAs in digitizing print, audio, and video media for online delivery
  • Provide drop-in and scheduled technical support to faculty with instructional questions
  • Research and implement ideal practices for instructional tools and technologies (with a focus on the Humanities)

Humanities Technology offers three full quarters (AY 2020-21) of 50% employment, paid equivalent to a GSR (step 5-7, note that this is not an ASE appointment), as well as in-state fee remissions and UCLA student health coverage. Reappointment for an additional year is possible, assuming continued good standing and available budget; summer work is also an option.

Let us know if you have any of the following skills or experiences: based in a Humanities department or a department affiliated with the Digital Humanities program; have expertise in two or more languages; have experience teaching undergraduates; have experience in areas such as databases, network analysis, text mining, multimedia editing, GIS, 3D modeling, or web design; have interest in the use of technology in instruction and in digital scholarship and research, and have interest in providing technological support and training to faculty and other graduate students.

Qualifications (required): 

  • An interest in learning new technology skills Availability for the full AY 2020-21 (Fall-Winter-Spring), and the week of September 16, 2020 (for training).
  • Eligible to work 50% time for the full academic year; if fee remissions are not sought, must be able to work at least 38% time (15 hours/week).
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 units/quarter for fee remission positions.
  • Be a graduate student in good standing, who is eligible to work in the United States

How to Apply:

Email a letter of interest and a copy of your current CV to Thomas Garbelotti (tom@humnet.ucla.edu) by May 7, 2020. If you have questions on the position, please email us at tom@humnet.ucla.edu or stop in our virtual workspace, https://ucla.zoom.us/j/865893942, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, and speak with an existing RITC!

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct