Digital Humanities Librarian

at University of Kansas Libraries (view profile)
Published August 10, 2023
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by date of appointment.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $58,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency Final determination commensurate with experience
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Assistant or Associate Librarian
Twitter Handle @idrh_ku


The Digital Humanities Librarian collaborates with faculty, staff, and students on the use of digital humanities (DH) scholarship, tools, and methods. Duties will include project consulting and development, working with course instructors to incorporate DH into the classroom, and providing training for faculty, staff, and students in digital humanities tools and methods. The position requires a broad familiarity with the digital humanities, including the capacity of the field to amplify stories by and about underrepresented groups. Working closely with colleagues as a part of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) and KU Libraries, the successful applicant will contribute to a collaborative approach to digital scholarship that raises the visibility of digital humanities on campus and enhances KU’s reputation in the DH community.

Situated in KU Libraries and reporting to the librarian co-director of the IDRH, the Digital Humanities Librarian is a key member of the IDRH staff, collaborating closely with the IDRH co-directors and other stakeholders to shape the vision of the IDRH, set and assess goals, and provide a range of services, programming, and support for digital humanities research.

The IDRH supports, creates, and disseminates digital research in the humanities (DH). Established in 2010 as a partnership between KU Libraries, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Hall Center for the Humanities, the IDRH provides an intellectual hub for DH and fosters an interdisciplinary conversation across the university community. Led by a co-director from KU Libraries and a co-director from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IDRH aims to build a flourishing environment for innovative exploration at the intersection of digital technology and humanities research by providing resources and training in the practices and tools of DH.  Promoting public scholarship and partnership-building, the IDRH facilitates externally funded research and welcomes everyone, from the curious to the novice to the expert. Major IDRH initiatives include a DH Fellows program for KU faculty and students; a public-facing DH colloquium; offering regular workshops in DH tools and methods; providing grants for research and teaching; project consulting and partnerships; and externally funded grant initiatives in the digital humanities.

We encourage candidates who meet the minimum requirements to apply. There are multiple paths to success, and we are committed to supporting professional development and growth in this position.
The University of Kansas Libraries support a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities at KU. We are committed to building a diverse and pluralistic workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates. This position demonstrates a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the libraries and contributes to an inclusive environment.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian. See the Libraries Criteria for Academic Ranks document:

Additional information about the Libraries promotion and tenure procedures can be found at the following website: