Digital Scholarship Programmer

at University of Pennsylvania (view profile)
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted November 19, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 70,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 80,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @upennlib



The Research Data and Digital Scholarship (RDDS) team at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is looking for a digital scholarship programmer to be the server-side programmer and technical lead on data-intensive digital humanities and digital scholarship projects. The incumbent will work alongside RDDS team members with skills in data science, text mining, design, digital cultural heritage, scholarly communication, data visualization, and mapping to create lightweight web applications, digital humanities tools, and digital projects in collaboration with Penn faculty and students. As a project technical lead, they will have excellent knowledge of scripting languages such as Python; web-development technologies and frameworks (Javascript, CSS, HTML5); and relational and NoSQL databases. As a faculty-and-student facing member of the RDDS team, they will also have sound project management chops and a knack for explaining complex ideas to a broad variety of stakeholders.

All Research Data and Digital Scholarship team members are expected and encouraged to dedicate one half-day a week to independent collaborative, creative, research, or professional development activities.

The RDDS team values collaboration, transparency, equity, openness, and accessibility in their work and is looking for a colleague who shares their commitment to an inclusive, ethical, anti-racist praxis.