Public Humanities Data Librarian

University of Houston | Houston, TX

About Job

The Public Humanities Data Librarian coordinates public humanities data initiatives and technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the research community at the University of Houston on behalf of University Libraries and in collaboration with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute (HPE DSI). Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Research Services, the successful candidate will partner with a diverse range of UH Researchers to advance the knowledge, discovery, acquisition, organization, management, and curation of data in a variety of disciplines with a specialized focus on engaging the broader public. This also includes collaborating with researcher teams on digital public humanities projects to provide proposal development resources and services, project management for externally awarded projects and initiatives, and humanities subject matter expertise to advance the projects.

The successful candidate will also ensure optimal technological services by collaborating with the Libraries Technology Services department and University Information Technology to manage digital assets and technological infrastructure, including hardware, software, tooling, and server support, needed to launch and sustain public humanities digital projects.

The candidate will have the opportunity to develop new or enhance existing programming in the Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC), the Research Services department, and other campus partners; consult with UH Researchers on public humanities data projects; and design and deliver workshops and instruction, such as data carpentries (tools and techniques), to classes, research groups, and other audiences to further data literacy competencies and outcomes.

Librarians are governed by the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws document. This librarian position is a full-time, non-promotion eligible appointment. The successful candidate will be supported and encouraged to engage in professional development. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the university prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.



  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program, or an advanced degree in the humanities with demonstrated experience in digital humanities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital humanities workflows and research lifecycle data services, such as database and web interface management, and humanities data collection, manipulation, and/or analysis.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and sustaining digital humanities projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse and inclusive organization


  • Experience with digital humanities platforms for research and data sharing.

Notes to Applicant: Applicants should submit the names and contact information for 3 professional references as part of the application. At time of application an unofficial transcript of the required masters degree is requested. Official transcripts are required for all faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information about the Libraries and a detailed position announcement:

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts