Bucknell has created 2 new job positions – GIS/Web Application Specialist and Digital Scholarship Coordinator – to support digital scholarship initiatives on campus. Click here to apply. The new hires will be part of the ITEC group within the Library and IT Division and will join a team of instructional technology specialists who focus on integrating GIS, digital media and other technologies across the curriculum at Bucknell.
Our ideal candidate for the GIS/Web Application Specialist position will have strong tech skills in GIS and web development combined with an interest in visualization and data graphics in general. As the first person to fill this role, the GIS/Web Application Specialist will have an opportunity to set the tone for what digital scholarship projects will look like at Bucknell. We are looking for someone who is creative, innovative and thrives on learning new tools & technologies. In addition to GIS and application development, the GIS/Web Application Specialist will have an opportunity to delve into a wide range of other types of visualizations – including timelines, networks, interactive graphs/charts, etc. – to create highly-interactive sites that showcase faculty & student research and can serve as teaching/scholarship tools.
We have a wide range of exciting teaching and research projects already underway and we’re looking for these new hires to help showcase those efforts and take digital scholarship to a new level at Bucknell. I’ve been here for 3 and a half years and can tell you that Bucknell is an amazing place to work. The atmosphere is both collegial and collaborative. The faculty have a deep commitment to engaging students in learning, both in the classroom and through faculty-led and independent student research projects. In the last 4 years, Bucknell has created five new positions (GIS Specialist, Video Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, GIS/Web Application Specialist and Digital Scholarship Coordinator) to support this type of work on campus. That alone speaks volumes about the high level of support we have from the university administration and Library & IT leadership for doing innovative work.
If you are interested in either of these jobs or know of someone who might be, please check out the job descriptions. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Click here to apply.