The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
Job Description: This position will provide logistical support for the project “Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities,” involving scholars and community organizations. The person in this position will assist with designing and managing a digital humanities lab. They may lead workshops and training sessions for graduate students and faculty and will support faculty and graduate student projects in digital and public humanities. This individual will also assist with grant writing to sustain activities of the lab. Logistical support for projects may entail event planning, coordinating calendars, and travel arrangements.
Qualifications: Applicants must have obtained a B.A. or B.S. in Library Science, Museum Studies, or in a Humanities-related field with experience in Digital Humanities. M.A./M.S preferred. Also preferred: at least 1 year of project-based experience in digital humanities and/or public humanities and a proven record of methodological skills in one or multiple of the following DH subfields:
Cultural Analytics, Data-Mining, and Network Analysis;
Humanities Data Science (Python and/or R programming, Geospatial Investigation, Thick Mapping, etc.);
Data curation, and Data Management;
Exhibit and Archive/Collection Development;
Visualization (2D and/or 3D) and Humanistic Data Design;
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
3-5 required (contact information only)
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on the University of California Academic Specialist Series Salary scale. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately.
Internal Number: JPF00720
About University of California, Merced
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.