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Specialist, Digital Humanities

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Please complete the online application and attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Specialist, Digital Humanities
Department Library
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Digital Humanities Specialist, in conjunction with the Digital Initiatives Librarian. The incumbent will build and maintain the library digital collections and support faculty, staff, and students to find innovative ways to organize and creatively curate research online. This position will be responsible for the digitization and interactive curation of digital collections and/or exhibits by using a variety of technologies and experiential online formats. The position will also create, edit, or enhance metadata for primary resources added to library digital collections which will require the candidate to have excellent researching skills. In addition to updating UNR Library collections to become fully digitized and curated online, this position will support library efforts to support digital projects created by UNR faculty and students.

Compensation and benefits: Salary range: $45,000-$61,677, DOE. This is a limited term, 2-year, administrative faculty position with continuation contingent upon funding and business need. It is full-benefits with health care and a retirement plan. 24 annual vacation days; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, which was completed in 2008, is a campus showpiece providing high-tech research, presentation and computing spaces, and inviting study areas. The DeLaMare Library is housed in one of the oldest buildings on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places. Together, the Libraries combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces to meet the needs of university faculty and students. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.

Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree and 1 year of relevant work experience. Relevant Experience: working in a library environment with digital projects.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Work with metadata standards and schemas including Dublin Core, LC NAF, AAT, and LC TGM
  • Experience with digital exhibit platforms and software including StoryMaps and Omeka
  • Education or experience working with Nevada History and using primary resources
  • Understanding of methodologies and tools used by digital humanists to collect, analyze, and visualize data
Contact Information for this Position

Amy Hunsaker

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references.

Job Open Date 06/09/2017
Job Close Date 07/10/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72622
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Reference Contact Information
  3. Resume/CV
Optional Documents