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Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced individual to join our team as a Digital Humanities Specialist. Responsible for supporting and assisting the evolution of Gale’s digital scholarship program, the successful candidate will serve as a key support and development liaison to key customers that are engaging in advanced humanities research and instruction. The Digital Humanities Specialist will identify trends and activities in digital humanities taking place throughout the academic market, provide digital scholarship support services, and support faculty teaching DH and libraries as the central research hub on campus.
Reporting to Director of Product Management, Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Specialist will provide on-site support and guidance for digital humanities scholars and students that are using Gale and other content and tools to drive active research. Responsibilities will focus on working collaboratively with colleagues at Gale and throughout our academic customer base to advance research activities and the use of Gale content in the scholarly workflow. The Digital Humanities Specialist will develop and conduct workshops on Gale’s digital scholarship resources and work collaboratively with other Gale team members in pursuit of new tools and features/best practices.
The position is ideally suited for (but not limited to) someone with an interest in scholarly research and publishing, natural language processing, GIS/mapping, data visualizing, text analysis and related teaching methodologies. Working on a team of dedicated digital scholarship and publishing professionals, this position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to engage in continuing research execution and support using a broad array of computational techniques.
The Digital Humanities Specialist will provide subject-specific leadership for collection building and management, as well as promote library collections, programs, and services to faculty and the market at large. As an integral member of Gale’s digital scholarship program, the Digital Humanities Specialist will assist with the development of DH-related tools, curriculum and materials that will be used by key accounts in the academic space. This role will also conduct in-depth research to inform future technology and content needs both at Gale and at point of use in academia. With a solid understanding of current resources and technologies, the Digital Humanities Specialist will assist in the development of instructional materials and new features in the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Active engagement with faculty and students throughout our customer base is required.
This role is specifically responsible for the promotion, support, and ongoing development of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a research environment designed to enable and assist digital scholarship in the academic community.