Job Opening: Digital Humanities Design Consultant, Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are currently seeking a Digital Humanities Design Consultant who is a creative researcher interested in exploring an ‘alternative academic’ career and in expanding the modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. The person in this position will be a critical part of initiating services and programs in support of the digital humanities at Penn State, and will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts.

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively between the boundaries of various humanities disciplines to help Penn State develop its digital humanities research programs. He or she will collaborate effectively and translate ideas and concepts between diverse audiences to enable the creation of new knowledge and will have fluency with a variety of technologies and direct experience in bringing technology to bear on research and teaching.

This is a fixed-term (multi-year), non-tenure-track appointment based in the newly formed Publishing and Curation Services department and funded by both the Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It includes support for professional development activities.

The complete job description is posted here: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/dhdc.html.

For more context on Publishing and Curation Services at the Penn State Libraries, please see this recent blog post by Mike Furlough, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications:

http://stewardship.psu.edu/2012/09/publishing-and-curation-services—-making-it-work.html

Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2012, and proceed until the position is filled.