Job Opportunity with the DIL

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Update (12/3/12): We are no longer accepting applications for this position. You may still send a cover letter and resume to Pam Lach to be kept on file should a position open up in the future.


The Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) at UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a graduate student (masters or PhD level) to join our team beginning January 2013. This individual will work 10-15 hours a week in the spring semester, and will be expected to continue in the position over the summer (additional summer hours may be possible). He/she will contribute to digital humanities projects, including the testing, extension, and documentation of a new beta digital humanities toolkit, diPH (pronounced “diff”). This position will likely involve some project management, particularly coordinating the work of our four undergraduate student workers.


The candidate should have experience with, or be able to quickly learn, some or all of the following: PHP, Ajax, JavaScript, JSON, and HTML5. Experience with databases and content management systems, particularly WordPress, preferred (the ability to create WordPress themes is especially welcome). Knowledge of Python a plus. The ideal candidate should be a detail-oriented individual who can work independently and as a member of a diverse team.


Launched in July 2011, the DIL is a project-focused hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary discovery, experimentation, implementation, and assessment in the use of digital technologies to advance the work of the University in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The DIL’s work seeks to lower the barriers of access (time, money, and technological) for humanists and cultural heritage organizations to create digital humanities projects. The DIL contributes heavily to the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Please send cover letter and resume/CV to Dr. Pam Lach, Lab Manager. Inquiries should be directed via email to Dr. Lach.