Digital Scholarship Specialist/Librarian (Assistant or Associate) (UPDATED) -- University of Arizona -- Tucson, AZ

Posting Number: req7459
Department: Research Engagement
Department Website Link:
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights
Please note: A new instruction has been added to the 'Special Instructions to applicants' which is 'Candidates are encouraged to discuss relevant experiences and qualifications in their application materials. The new review date is November 30, 2021.'

The Data Cooperative provides data science and visualization services, research data repository services, geospatial services, and digital scholarship services for the University of Arizona. The incumbent will develop a robust program supporting computational applications in the humanities and social sciences through a variety of formats, providing up-to-date and on-demand training for relevant tools and resources.

The Digital Scholarship Specialist / Librarian will: stay abreast of trends and tools available in the evolving digital scholarship ecosystem; provide technical support and training in the use of tools and workflows to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; work with library colleagues and researchers to identify appropriate tools, platforms, and resources for digital projects; collaborate with other members of the Data Cooperative and Research Engagement to develop outreach strategies and partnerships for supporting digital research projects; identify opportunities for impactful engagement in digital scholarship by the University Libraries; advance digital research methods in interdisciplinary contexts; contribute to the scholarly record through research, creative works, and/or scholarship.

This is a continuing-eligible or continuing track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support UArizona researchers and scholars in navigating the digital scholarship landscape
  • Develop and lead training opportunities in digital scholarship tools and resources such as text data mining, natural language processing, and/or content analyses
  • Provide consultations on computational and digital approaches to scholarship in humanities and social sciences
  • Create effective outreach strategies for digital scholarship services
  • Contribute to web resources to aid in discovery of digital scholarship resources
  • Participate in the library’s outreach efforts to the Departments of English and Linguistics
  • Serve as liaison between the Departments of Linguistics and English and library personnel for reference requests
  • Selectively plan and provide course-integrated library instruction sessions in the Departments of English and Linguistics
  • Partner with campus units such as the Computational Social Sciences certificate program to create resilient network of digital scholarship support
  • Create and update instructional materials, learning modules, and tutorials using a variety of formats including print, digital, and web-based technologies
  • The UA Libraries support UArizona’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written, visual, and oral
  • Ability to identify and pursue opportunities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Ability to work in an academic environment, interacting with clientele from a range of career trajectories and disciplines
  • Commitment to the University of Arizona’s inclusive view of scholarship

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences field or masters degree in library and information science
  • Coursework or substantive experience with digital content and digital scholarship issues
  • Demonstrated experience with evolving landscape of digital scholarship technologies and resources, such as those applied in digital humanities and text data mining
  • Experience in one or more computer languages used in digital scholarship, including Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience working in an academic research library
  • Carpentries Instructor Certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in training audiences with diversity of experiences and backgrounds
  • Experience applying computational approaches including, but not limited to natural language processing, text data mining, content analysis, or network analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in pursuing independent and collaborative scholarship, such as peer-reviewed research, creative works, or open software projects

Tenure Information: Continuing-Eligible (CE)
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Libraries
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $60,000 - $75,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Target Hire Date: 2/21/2022

Contact Information for Candidates
Armando Cruz -

Open Date: 10/26/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant: To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your application by the first review date of November 30, 2021.

Candidates are encouraged to discuss relevant experiences and qualifications in their application materials.

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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