Fellow in Data Curation for African American Collections

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Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Department University Library-550501 Working Title Fellow in Data Curation for African American Collections Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Posting Category Libraries Salary Range Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent Hours per Week 40 Vacancy ID NF0003652 Position ID 20032728 Posting Open Date 04/01/2019 Application Deadline 04/30/2019 Open Until Filled No Proposed Start Date 05/01/2019 Position Summary

The Fellow in Data Curation for African American Collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries (University Libraries) will increase the visibility, discoverability, access, and use of materials relevant to African American studies, including the potential use of these materials as data. The fellow’s work will intersect with data curation activities during each stage of the research lifecycle with goals focused on the development of models for describing, storing, and displaying community-driven data collections. The fellow will engage with Carolina researchers to promote the use of the deep and exceptional collections available from the University Libraries.
The fellow will make use of the data being collected from the University Libraries’ Community-Driven Archives, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support historically underrepresented history keepers. Based in the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Special Collections Library, the project is built upon partnerships with African American communities, including the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP), the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA), and the San Antonio African American Community Archives and Museum (SAAACAM).

Educational Requirements

ALA accredited Masters, or related advanced degree

Qualifications and Experience

Required
ALA accredited Masters, or related advanced degree
Experience in an archive, special collections, or professional experience in public history or community outreach.
Understanding of data curation practices.
Knowledge of digital scholarship methods.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility.
Enthusiasm for collaborating across departments, campus units, and community partners.
Preferred
PhD in relevant subject area
Strong commitment to public service, particularly in working with underrepresented communities.
Demonstrated understanding of the ethical and legal issues of archival work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Special Instructions
For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment/

Please include a cover letter, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.

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Department Contact Name and Title Freda McClain Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above
    2. Do you have an ALA accredited Masters, or related advanced degree?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. Do you have experience in an archive, special collections, or professional experience in public history or community outreach?
      • Yes
      • No

     

     

     

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