The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a Digital Humanities and Africana Scholar, Special Collections. We seek a scholar with significant subject knowledge in Black humanities to take a lead role in partnering with Library, Museums and Press staff, University faculty and community partners to foster the use of collections for digital humanities projects, both in and beyond the classroom.
This joint appointment provides unique opportunities to bring archives and special collections into the classroom and the broader world and to develop innovative exhibitions and research projects in collaboration with students, faculty, staff and community. The scholar will have opportunities to partner with colleagues in the Library’s Digital Scholarship and Publishing Department, the University’s Center for Material Culture Studies (CMCS), the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC), the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI), Antiracism Initiative (UDARI) and the African American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI).
This is a joint appointment to the Special Collections in the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press and the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, where the incumbent will hold an appointment as an affiliated faculty member. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of one class per semester, engaging students with UD’s special collections materials. Special Collections and the University Museums are one division within the Library, adding to the richness of resources and collaborative opportunities for this position.
The successful candidate will possess an educational background suited to work at the intersection of the classroom, the museum and/or archive, and the digital realm and articulate strategic approaches to foster digital scholarship using UD Library’s Special Collections holdings, particularly African American sources, in the classroom.