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Digital Humanities Graduate Research Assistant

Digital Humanities Graduate Research Assistant Department Library-Cataloging Job

2019-06-26 2020
University of Kansas
Position: Research Assistant Salary: Unspecified Type: Full Time Location: Lawrence, KS
Job Description
Be a degree-seeking graduate student, admitted to a graduate program during the current semester fall/spring) or summer
session. Perform research that is in his/her field (or a closely related field) of study and is integral to the student’s
education (e.g., dissertation topic. During the term of appointment, the GRA must be in academic good standing and
making satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University’s programs and activities. Access to information regarding
equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-
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directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, [email protected], 1246 W. Campus Road,
Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 pm.
Contact Information to Applicants
Mike Broadwell
[email protected]
Required Qualifications
Successful completion, in a humanities discipline, of the doctoral comprehensive examination and all other Graduate
Studies and departmental requirements for candidacy to the doctoral degree.
Student should be enrolled in one dissertation/thesis credit hour and be eligible for a graduate research assistantship
At least two years of experience working in interdisciplinary humanities environments, such as acting as a teaching
assistant or research assistant, working as an administrator in a humanities department or center, or working as an
administrator or program coordinator in an arts or humanities library or museum.
Superior written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.
NOTE: To be appointed as the DH GRA, the candidate must be enrolled for 1 credit-hour (a PhD student that has completed
all coursework).
Advertised Salary Range
Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with theory and/or methods in Digital Humanities.
Experience with academic project planning, management, or consultative services.
Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to take initiative, and set and meet deadlines.
Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment as demonstrated by application materials.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Position Overview
The IDRH Graduate Research Assistant supports the development of digital humanities programming at the Institute for
Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH). A partnership between KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, IDRH provides resources and training in the practices and tools of the digital humanities,
facilitating interdisciplinary academic collaborations, innovative research, and external funding opportunities.
IDRH seeks a graduate research assistant enrolled in one credit hour at the ABD level who seeks to develop experience and
skills in digital humanities research and program development. The GRA will be based in Watson Library and will report to
one of the co-directors of IDRH (Libraries faculty).
This position is a limited term appointment for one (1) academic year with a start date of August 26th, 2019 and an end
date of May 7th, 2020. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before
employment begins.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references (including at
least one previous or current supervisor) to this online application. Please use your cover letter to address your specific
digital humanities experience, explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position, and describing how this position
will further your overall professional and academic goals.
An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.
Apply by the deadline of July 8, 2019 to be considered.
KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.
This job is no longer available, please consider other positions.


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