We are hiring a Digital Humanities Programmer!

(If this looks familiar, it’s because I posted a similar post the last time we hired)

I head up the tech team at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and we are hiring a full time programmer. This programmer will work on a bunch of exciting projects like the ones listed on our Projects Page or our Nebraska Portal Page. Some of my favorites are listed below.

At the Center we create projects for various digital humanities topics. We make between 2-5 complete sites in a year. We also work on other smaller projects, such as adding features to existing Center projects and doing standalone experiments and research.

One thing that’s great about working here is the technical staff are part of the research teams set up for various projects. As such, we have the freedom to try things out and experiment (within reason, we have to maintain most of the things we create) and influence the direction the projects take. Being part of the research also means having the opportunity to publish and present on technical topics if we choose (though we are not required to publish or perish like our tenured counterparts). Depending on funding, we usually attend at least a couple of conferences a year.

This position would work with and direct students with a programming background, and occasionally gets pulled in to teach sessions or give workshops on aspects of programming for digital humanities courses, (un)conferences, and workshop series. The atmosphere is one of collaboration and learning.

If you can’t tell, I love where I work. It’s a great workplace and we get to do really cool stuff.

You would do well if:

  • You are well versed in some modern programming framework
  • You are good at working on a team and articulating technical issues
  • You enjoy research
  • You like discussing your research in a clear, articulate way (having a blog is a plus!)
  • You love the humanities
  • You like to try new things and experiment
  • You are interested in alternative ways to present data: mapping, visualizations, graphs
  • You love XML or are willing to develop a love for XML. Or just do a really good job at acting.

Sound interesting?

Here is the job ad. The last day to apply is October 29, 2015.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Just email me at karin [at] nirak.net

Some of my favorite projects:

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