Two-Year Research Fellowship in Digital Curation | University of Colorado Boulder

Two-Year Research Fellowship in Digital Curation
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder

 We are seeking to hire a research fellow with a degree in Library and/or Information Science, or an arts, humanities or social science discipline in which the candidate has acquired significant research and practical expertise in the area of digital curation. The ideal candidate should provide evidence of past practical experience in digital curation and possess a clear research and/or creative work agenda in which digital curation is the central activity. We seek to hire someone who has earned a graduate degree within the past three years that emphasizes digital archiving, preservation and curation. A Ph.D. is preferred, but strong candidates with M.A. or M.S. degrees also will be considered.

During his/her tenure as a digital curation fellow, the person hired will: 1) curate an original or collaborative project on campus; 2) make occasional campus presentations about the subject of digital curation and its value across disciplines;  (3) conduct a graduate seminar, open to graduate students from multiple disciplines, surveying research and best practices within the field of digital curation; and (4) advise faculty and administrators on the development of curriculum in the field of digital curation.

The person hired would provide outreach to various constituencies on campus, particularly visual artists, musicians, journalists, filmmakers, librarians, museum curators and archivists who seek to acquire curation skills for creating digital archives of primary data (image, sound, text), and for accessing, analyzing, and presenting such data.

The salary would be US $50,000 per year for a two-year contract. Full faculty benefits would be provided for the period of the contract.

Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For guidelines on applying, go to: www.jobsatcu.com. The job posting number is: 817241

The University of Colorado Boulder is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Author:Lori Emerson

I am an Associate Professor of English and Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound and co-editor of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media.

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