Now accepting student applications for AY 2018-2019!

Duke University Libraries seek to hire graduate assistants to help with the design and development of innovative digital humanities projects at Duke. The assistants will have the opportunity to work closely with Duke faculty, students, and library staff to create exciting new projects from the ground up, gaining hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary practices of the digital humanities. Day-to-day work may include gathering requirements, contributing to the development of software projects and Web resources, researching and reporting on platforms and tools, advising faculty on technical matters, and serving as a liaison between principal investigators, library staff, and other project stakeholders.

Anyone with interest in the theory and practice of digital humanities, familiarity or competence with digital tools and methods, and prior experience with digital project development is welcome to apply. Experience with a modern programming language (Java, JavaScript, PHP, etc.) or knowledge of database systems (e.g., MySQL) is helpful but not essential. Preferred qualifications also include an academic background in a humanities discipline, previous experience using digital technologies in the humanities, and an awareness of current digital humanities trends and projects. These positions require frequent one-on-one consultation and team collaboration, so excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills are a must.

These nine-month assistantships are part of Duke’s Humanities Unbounded grant, directly supporting its projects and the goals of that initiative. Assistants work up to 10 hours per week, for a total compensation of $6000 per year (fringe included), and report to the Data and Visualization Services and Digital Scholarship Services department heads. This is an academic-year position, with potential for renewal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. To apply, complete an application online, including a letter of intent, CV, and contact information for two references. Direct any questions to Joel.Herndon [at] or Liz.Milewicz [at]

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