Academic Technologist for Digital Scholarship

MINNESOTA, NORTHFIELD 55057. Academic Technology (, a unit of Information Technology Services at Carleton College, is soliciting applications for the position of Academic Technologist for Digital Scholarship.

We seek a creative and collaborative individual who is passionate about promoting and supporting the methods of digital scholarship. These methods include: computer programming, text-mining, data visualization, network analysis, GIS mapping, and 3D modeling.

We desire someone who is active within professional communities and effective at bringing research insights into the classroom. We invite applicants from any field whose work has demonstrable relevance to our mission, but we particularly encourage Ph.D. recipients in the humanities who are interested in helping to develop a Digital Scholarship program at a forward-thinking liberal arts school.

The successful candidate will participate in new and established campus-wide efforts to support digital scholarship and pedagogy and will provide critical support for individual scholars, teams of faculty and students, and events aimed at exploring the role of digital practices on teaching and learning and the production of scholarship and creative work. In collaboration with other Academic Technologists, Library and other College staff, the Academic Technologist for Digital Scholarship will help to ensure that these projects reflect effective practices.

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 2 years of experience post-Master’s degree in a higher education setting.  Doctoral Degree, strong research skills, and suitable publications and grant success are preferred. The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital scholarship methods and technologies, and have experience working in environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted. Candidates will ideally have experience creating and coordinating educational programing focused on digital issues and projects and participating in campus groups that support the emerging concept of the digital liberal arts. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.

The Academic Technologist for Digital Scholarship will devote the majority of their time to central Academic Technology activities fostering digital scholarship but will also be encouraged to remain active in their field and to conduct their own research that furthers College goals and engages students as researchers.

The Academic Technology unit is actively growing and reimagining itself and the person in the role of Academic Technologist for Digital Scholarship will play a central role in this process.  Academic Technology is housed in the Weitz Center for Creativity, as is the lab under its care, the Idea Lab.  The Idea Lab is a central gathering point on campus built through a generous gift from Bill Gage (’64) and Nancy Bauer.  Campus groups such as the library and the Humanities Center are collaborating with Academic Technology to transform the Idea Lab into a space where any and all activities supporting digital scholarship can occur (classes, guest lectures, discussion gatherings, private project consultations, tool training sessions, and project work).

Application Deadline and Process: Applications submitted by January 4, 2016 will be given preferential consideration. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at You will be asked to electronically submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.

Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Initial appointment to this position will begin Summer 2016.

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