Polina Ilieva
Polina is Associate University Librarian for Collections and UCSF Archivist.

Archives and Special Collections is Hiring a Digital Health Humanities Program Coordinator

The Library’s Archives and Special Collections team seeks a program coordinator to oversee the Digital Health Humanities (DHH) program. This is a contracted position that will end two years from the hire date. UCSF’s DHH programming supports faculty and researchers integrating methods from humanistic health sciences, digital humanities, data science, and archival research to understand and contextualize human experiences related to illness and disease.

Role responsibilities

The DHH program coordinator will manage the development and implementation of educational curricula for researchers at the intersections of health sciences, data science, health humanities, and digital humanities. They will initiate and sustain constructive relationships with researcher stakeholders (including faculty, students, and staff) and experts in computational research methods and archival health sciences collections. In addition, they will manage logistics for the Advancing Digital Health Humanities Institute. The Institute is a two-year initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Responsibilities for the Institute include recruiting participants, managing faculty and speaker collaborations, hosting meetings and workshops, and coordinating or contributing to institute publications, including a digital health humanities toolkit and related topical essays.

As a UCSF Archives and Special Collections team member, the DHH program coordinator contributes to innovative scholarship, actively engaging users through educational activities, preserving knowledge, enabling collaborative research experiences to address contemporary challenges, and supporting scientific research.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and one or more years of related work experience; or equivalent experience/training.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills.
  • Working knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
  • Experience, as demonstrated by a history of successful projects, with computational techniques used in digital humanities. Examples include natural language processing, computer vision and image processing, machine learning, mapping and GIS, database design, creative computing, game design, network analysis, and data visualization.

Learn more and apply

See the job description for details and to submit your application.

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