DIL Seeks a Graduate Research Associate

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Feb 20 Update: We are no longer accepting applications for this semester, but graduate students interested in working with us in the future may submit a letter of interest and CV/Resume to Lab Manager Pam Lach.

The Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) at UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a graduate student (masters or PhD level) to join our team in the Spring 2014 semester. This individual will work 15 hours per week in the spring semester, and will be expected to continue in the position over the summer (additional summer hours may be possible), and beyond. He/she will contribute to our growing portfolio of public digital humanities projects, including contributing to the ongoing development of DH Press, a WordPress-based digital humanities visualization toolkit.

Anticipated job duties include:

  • Updating and reformatting existing DH Press user documentation
  • Management of ongoing and new DH Press projects
  • Working with and coordinating DIL staff, including
    • Undergraduate student workers
    • Graduate Practicum students


Candidates must be graduate students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Candidates must have experience working in WordPress and a demonstrated interest in digital humanities. Project management experience, as well as a working knowledge of one or several programming languages (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Ajax, Python) is desired.

Preference for candidates who can commit beyond Summer 2014.

About the DIL

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.

To Apply

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