Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scholarly Outreach Liaison

Faculty Opening

Scholarly Outreach Liaison,
Digital Research & Scholarship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative, enterprising person – who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the intellectual and technical scene of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences – to coordinate outreach to faculty and students through the Scholars’ Lab and to facilitate communication between the Library’s research and development staff and their scholarly clientele.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Digital Research & Scholarship, the Scholarly Outreach Liaison is responsible for establishing goals for outreach and coordination of scholarly projects. The full ad can be reviewed at

Qualifications: Master’s or terminal degree in a traditional humanities field, a strong background in computer science, and experience in an academic library setting is required. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a working knowledge of digital humanities technologies and directions, a strong public service orientation, and interest in guiding faculty projects from conceptualization to the formulation of workable project plans. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience and a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of the professorate.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by position number FP622, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Library Human Resources at (434) 924-3081.

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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