Digital Scholarship Consultant

Fairfax, VA, VA
Sep 20, 2018
Jan 24, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : commensurate with education, experience, and rank, if applicable.

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Digital Scholarship Consultant

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The George Mason University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) supports the interdisciplinary teaching and learning needs in digital scholarship for students, staff and faculty, by providing digital research support in the areas of: creating, finding, and using data; data management, curation, and archiving; geographical information systems (GIS); digital scholarship methods and applications (humanities, social sciences, and sciences); digital projects planning and management; and related scholarly communication issues.

Reporting to the director of the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Scholarship Consultant will: Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with DiSC and University Libraries faculty and staff to provide digital scholarship services and to further digital scholarship and scholarly engagement;
  • Conduct research consultations and lead instruction for individuals, groups, and course-related, using digital tools and techniques supported by DiSC;
  • Provide expertise on digital humanities projects, methods, and tools;
  • Keep current on trends, tools, issues and needs in digital scholarship;
  • Partner with university faculty, staff, and relevant stakeholders to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Promote DiSC to faculty, staff, and students through outreach and marketing;
  • Plan, facilitate, and participate in DiSC events and workshops;
  • Work either independently or as part of a team, to innovatively and effectively support digital scholarship initiatives;
  • Stays abreast of digital scholarship developments and trends in order to deepen expertise and respond to student and faculty needs. Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library or Information Science or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent, and/or related graduate degree;
  • Knowledge of research tools and methodologies in digital scholarship such as text mining and analysis, data visualization, social network analysis, GIS & mapping, etc;
  • Understanding of research trends and applications in digital humanities or digital scholarship;
  • Experience with teaching to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated public presentation as well as oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse academic groups;
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues;
  • Strong understanding of trends affecting academic librarianship including scholarly communication issues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in order to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Contribute to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in committees. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, or significant coursework in a humanities discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability with Omeka Classic or Omeka-S;
  • Facility with or ability to master scripting languages utilized in digital scholarship, such as Python or R. Appointment/Benefits: 12-month professional faculty appointment with or without rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginias leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.

Special Instructions : All applications for this position (FA458z) MUST be submitted online at George Masons employment page ( Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (, Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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