The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Program Manager - Latin American Studies Digital Scholarship Coordinator

Hiring department Inst Latin Amer Stds
Monthly salary $4,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 15-10-15-01-0367
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Digital Scholarship Coordinator at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections partners with faculty, librarians and staff to promote the use of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and research at UT Austin, with a focus on Latin American Studies.

Essential Functions

Digital Strategy and Technology: Provide leadership for the incorporation of emerging digital technologies and research methodologies into scholarly activities of the social sciences and humanities at UT Austin; partner with UT Libraries Digital Scholarship team to expand the use of digital technologies in Latin American Studies research, teaching, learning, and scholarly communications; advise on best practices and emerging trends in digital pedagogy and work to design courses and workshops. LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship: Implement and oversee digital scholarship program activities, including faculty and student fellowships, annual workshop, lectures and seminars; prepare and manage the LLILAS Benson digital scholarship annual budget; hire, train, and supervise graduate research assistants; coordinate implementation of current grant-funded initiatives and pursue new grants and other funding opportunities in support of digital initiatives and digital scholarship. Digital Initiatives: Work with LLILAS Benson digital initiatives team to provide stewardship for the portfolio of Latin American digital collections; work with UT Libraries, TACC, Learning Sciences, LAITS, and other technology groups at UT to ensure adequete technology and developer support for LLILAS Benson digital scholarship and digital initiatives; conduct scholarly communication outreach and instruction on intellectual property issues, open access, and opportunities for digital publishing.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Masters degree in a discipline relevant to the study of Latin America. Specialization in, or thorough knowledge of, the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Professional working proficiency in Spanish. At least 3 years professional experience using technology for digital scholarship or in the digital humanities. Experience developing and managing a portfolio of digital projects and/or providing stewardship for large collections of digital assets. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non technical audiences. Ability to lead multiple projects effectively, to manage competing priorities, and to work under pressure of tight and competing deadlines. Ability to thrive in a culture of constant change and to foster that capacity in others. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD relevant to the study of Latin America or Masters degree in Library Information Sciences from ALA-accredited program. Classroom or workshop teaching experience. Project or portfolio management experience. Supervision experience. Experience working collaboratively on digital initiatives. Experience writing code to build and manage digital collections, digital assets, and websites, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and scripting or programming languages and frameworks such as Django, Python, PHP, or Ruby. Experience managing web-based collections and sites with a front end framework or CMS (Foundation, Drupal, or Wordpress). Experience building and managing collections in a repository or DAMS environment (Fedora, Hydra, Islandora, Dspace). Experience using metadata schemas and standards (MODS, METS, Dublin Core, TEI, EAD). Experience using digital tools, platforms, and third-party applications (Scalar, Omeka, Neatline, HistoryPin, StoryMaps). Experience with data visualization and data mining tools and applications. Experience with born digital acquisitions, including web archiving. Experience with metadata crosswalking and migration (Open Refine, XSLT, Oxygen XML editor, Excel).

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Periodic domestic and international travel.

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