Digital Humanities Center Programs Specialist (Library Services Specialist III) (500864)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Human and Social Services Library Services Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the DH Librarian and Director of the Digital Humanities Center (DHC:, the person in this position will provide instructional and programmatic support to the DHC director, other DH initiative faculty members, researchers, and students ( This person will develop, implement and oversee the production of DH-related tool-based tutorials and other learning materials; support DH programs, events, and activities; engage in formal and informal learning opportunities for faculty and students, including developing new workshop series and content; support research endeavors of the DH Initiative; and support the director in the Center-related planning, communication, and assessment activities. The person in this position should be interested in new and emerging trends in the humanities, possess a drive to learn new tools and technologies, be able to work independently, and be committed to helping advance the anti-racist and anti-oppressive goals of the DH Center and DH Initiative.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Incumbents at this level perform more complex or specialized technical and paraprofessional library duties to support daily library operations and/or programs. They typically possess a broader knowledge of library functions within their functional area and/or have in-depth knowledge in their specialty area. Incumbents must possess a solid foundation in overall library policies, practices and procedures and must be able to use this knowledge in exercising judgment and initiative. Because of their functional expertise, incumbents often are responsible for overseeing daily operations of a library unit, including providing lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as student workers. Additionally, they may assist in supporting the unit's budgetary and/or other administrative activities.

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level III normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with and/or interest in digital humanities tools and platforms
  • Experience providing instruction about a topic and/or technology
  • Experience with and/or interest in learning content management systems, such as WordPress and Drupal
  • Experience developing or refining workflows
  • Knowledge of the humanities
  • Ability to learn new technologies independently

Specialized Skills
  • Experience assisting patrons, customers, or providing academic support assistance
  • Training, experience, and/or strong interest in the digital humanities, for example: text analysis, digital storytelling and data visualization, virtual reality or gaming, mobile app development, or other commonly used DH tools/methods
  • Ability and/or interest in developing skills to create learning materials and lead instruction sessions (formal and informal) for small and large groups, as well as one-on-one sessions.
  • Commitment to supporting inclusive, anti-oppressive, and welcoming spaces and communities

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,704 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,528 - $6,505 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 28, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 27, 2021. Cover letter should address the specifics of the position, with particular attention to digital humanities experience/interest and commitment to antiracist social justice work.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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