11.0713 job at Virginia

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:13:48 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 713.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:42:22 -0400
From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu>
Subject: Humanities Computing/Digital Library Job at Virginia

Humanities Computing/Digital Library Job at Virginia

Associate Director
Electronic Text Center
The University of Virginia


The University of Virginia Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic
humanist who will help to develop the mission of the Electronic Text Center,
aggressively implement and evaluate services, and ensure delivery of quality
information and service in a dynamic environment.

This faculty position reports to and assists the Center's Director
in the overall planning and operation of the Center; develops
the collection and maintains the Online Library of Electronic Texts; creates
SGML-encoded humanities texts in TEI, and creates archival-quality digital
images; maintains web interfaces for full-text databases; manages the
development of ongoing faculty and University projects (such as multimedia
research archives, course-related websites, grant-funded projects, and new
uses for e-text); develops and teaches classes in electronic text and
image creation and use; explores emerging etext standards and

The University of Virginia is a national focal point for humanities
computing and digital library initiatives. The Library includes electronic
centers for texts, digital images, music and media, geospatial and
statistical data, and rare books and manuscripts. In addition, we are
closely allied to related UVa organizations, including the Institute for
Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), and the Teaching and Technology

The Library system consists of ten libraries, with independent libraries for
health sciences, law, and business. The libraries serve 11,000
undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty. The
Historic Grounds and Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village provide a
gracious backdrop for teaching, learning, and reseach.

Qualifications: Master's degree in library science, or master's
degree in a related field such as the Humanities, required. Knowledge of and
ability to use computer information technologies effectively and demonstrated
familiarity with the methods of scholarly research, especially bibliography,
textual criticism, and textual analysis. Experience creating and searching
full-texts, familiarity with SGML/TEI and other tagging systems and with
archival imaging standards. Experience with full-text search engines for PC
and UNIX platforms. Knowledge of the UNIX operating system, X-Windows, and
Internet protocols. Ability to conduct effective user education.
Effective organizational, communication, presentation, and
supervisory skills. Strong service orientation. Commitment to professional
growth and development.

Salary and Benefits: $35,000 or higher, depending on qualifications. General
faculty status, generous vacation and sick leave, group health insurance,
TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans. Applications received by April 24
will be given first consideration. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS

Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references to: Ms. Gail Oltmanns, Associate University Librarian,
Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
22903-2498. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer.

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