Digital Scholarship Research Developer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-02-25

Employer: Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)

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The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is seeking a full-time Digital Scholarship Research Developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable projects and platforms in order to support interdisciplinary research in the computational social sciences and digital humanities at Stanford. Regular tasks will include analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, modifying, and maintaining computer programs in systems of moderate size and complexity or segments of larger systems.

Reporting to the head of CIDR, the successful candidate will join a distinguished and widely recognized team of software developers and academic and library technologists with combined decades of expertise in the computational social sciences and digital humanities. Its activities support research and teaching in these fields for the Stanford community. CIDR collaborates both with individual faculty and with Departments, Centers and Institutes engaged in digital research, such as the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA); the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); the Stanford Humanities Center; and the Center for Computational Social Sciences. CIDR is also a hub for collaboration and communication among social science and digital humanities scholars, library curators, and professional developers, promoting a sense of shared purpose in support of the Stanford mission of research and teaching.

The candidate will also contribute to the CIDR workshop series through planning and teaching pragmatic, interactive workshops related to digital scholarship. Through this activity and others, the candidate will promote and represent CIDR, improving the visibility of its programs and its reputation across campus and beyond; liaise with peers at other academic institutions and in industry; publish and present at professional conferences; review professional literature; participate in discussion groups and other forums to stay abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to the computational social sciences and digital humanities.

The successful candidate will be a skilled software developer with a deep understanding of scholarship in the social sciences or the humanities. The candidate will consult and collaborate with faculty on scholarly projects to identify technical approaches, processes and tools; evaluate and integrate existing software tools; and design and implement new solutions. The candidate should have both a broad and deep understanding of current state of the art in computational social sciences or digital humanities projects, as well as experience developing full-stack software for one or more of these domains: information visualization; statistical and textual analysis; natural language processing; large dataset management and transformation; digital content creation, storage, and discovery; geospatial analysis; high-performance and secure computing concepts; or network analysis.

Archived on: 2020-01-02