Job posting: Research Consultant & Facilitator

Posted on Apr 12, 2017

We’re looking for a Research Consultant & Facilitator to join our team!

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) at the University of Victoria is looking for someone to join our team as a Research Consultant and Facilitator to plan, manage, and actively develop several partnered digital humanities initiatives with a focus on open social scholarship.

As a candidate for this position, you are an organized, self-motivated, natural manager and project planner who takes initiative under direction. Beyond this, you:

  • understand the value of the humanities, libraries, and archives of all kinds;
  • have good facility with computers and can carry out academic computation and the basic tenets of the digital humanities;
  • know what it means to be engaged in innovative work within larger structures;
  • have a passion for learning new things as your interests and work focus provide exposure and opportunity;
  • share your work and engage in the work of others in electronic environments, including on social media in a professional context;
  • are a team player, and support a positive work environment;
  • have completed an advanced university degree (i.e., Masters or PhD), and have documented professional experience in the areas above;
  • want to join a dynamic environment in which you can make a difference, drawing on your experience with operations, research and research-facilitation, and outreach/engagement.

This full-time (35 hours a week) position is initially offered as a probationary contract until 31 July 2017, with possibility of renewal as the academic year begins (September 1st 2017). Salary for this position is competitive in the local academic market and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications comprising a brief cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for at least three referees may be sent to etcl@uvic.ca. Applications will be reviewed beginning 15 April 2017, and will be considered until the position is filled. Please note that this position is subject to funding approval.

About the ETCL: The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities across the University of Victoria campus and beyond. A digital humanities lab with research, teaching, and service mandates, the ETCL is an intellectual centre for the activities of some 20 local faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars (over 60 since inception), who work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally and in the larger community. Through a series of highly collaborative relationships, ETCL’s international research community comprises over 300 researchers. The ETCL organizes the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; dhsi.org), which will welcome over 800 participants in 2017, and supports the activities of the multi-disciplinary Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE; inke.ca) research group, involving over 40 researchers and consultants, 50 graduate research assistants, 5 staff members, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 partners and associates.

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