Clinical Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Librarian -- UIC University Library

Post date: January 11, 2023

The Digital Scholarship Librarian plays a critical role in the development and delivery of digital scholarship programs and services to the UIC community. This position will provide instruction, consults, and training to UIC faculty and students in support of digital scholarship and digital humanities research methods. This position reports to Head of Assessment and Scholarly and Communications and will work closely with the Assessment and Scholarly Communications team, liaison librarians, digital programs librarians, and other faculty and staff across the libraries.


This clinical track appointment includes the expectation that that faculty member will be actively engaged in and contribute to the profession through scholarship and service related to professional and scholarly interests. This includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various levels. Support for scholarship and professional development including funding, research leave, and mentoring are provided.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide training and workshops to support faculty and students on digital scholarship/digital humanities research methods, tools, and platforms, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities (e.g., data analysis, visualization, GIS, text mining, multimodal publishing, 3D modeling, digital media (podcasting), and/or network analysis).

  • Consult with faculty, students, and other researchers to support their development of digital scholarship projects.

  • Respond to in-person and electronic inquiries from faculty and students related to digital scholarship.

  • Provide guidance and support to digital scholarship student employees on consults, workshops, demos, and instruction as appropriate.

  • Manage the operation of the digital scholarship and fabrication hubs, including supervision of student employees.

  • Collaborate with other units on campus to organize lectures, seminars, and other events on digital scholarship.

  • Support and promote digital scholarship initiatives and collaborate with the Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities programing.

  • Maintain awareness of emerging and evolving technology, methods, and initiatives in digital scholarship to inform decision-making, support services, and further innovation.

  • Provide input on software and services needed to support digital scholarship.

  • Participate in library, university, and professional service activities.


For more information and to apply, please visit the URL provided: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2509?c=uic