Working with the DSU

Recent Graduates Job Opportunity: Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship

  • Start date: Fall 2020
  • What: Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship
  • When: Fall 2020/Winter 2021 - Full time, 25$/hr

As the successful candidate for the position of "Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship," you will receive training in multiple steps of the digital collection and software development process, working with librarians, library technicians, archivists, software developers and systems administrators to develop and promote digital collections and digital scholarship tools. You will help in the next big push to increase accessibility to some of our most sought after special-collections, all while developing an enviable portfolio to attract future employers.

You are comfortable with technology and excited by its possibilities, and you have the confidence and drive for continual learning. You are an advocate of open source and open access data, and are passionate about diversity and accessibility. We encourage applications from Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e. youth with disabilities, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians). Candidates must qualify for the Young Canada Works Internship Program. This position is also available under this platform as “Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship" under the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program. See "Who can apply"

Located at the east-end of Toronto, Scarborough is ethnically diverse, full of beautiful natural scenery (part of Toronto’s ravine system) and home to a well-respected food scene. The University of Toronto Scarborough’s new Aquatics Centre and Field House opened in 2015 for the Pan Am/Parapan Am. Games, representing a major investment in amateur sport. UTSC is also accessible by public transit to the Durham regions as well as downtown Toronto.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, and a brief statement of interest through YCW, or by email to digitalscholarship@utsc.utoronto.ca by September 13th. Questions about the role can also be directed to this address. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current Students Job Oppourtunity: Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship

  • Start date: Immediately to Spring 2021
  • What: Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship
  • When: Fall 2020/Winter 2021 - Full time or Part Time 25$/hr

As the successful candidate to be an Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship, you are matched based on your interests and skill sets to one or more active Digital Scholarship Unit projects in areas like Scholarly Communications, Digital Collections, Data Visualization, Software Development or online Learning Object development for digital tools. You will be working with librarians, library technicians, archivists, software developers and systems administrators. In this role, your contributions will be celebrated and credited. Take this opportunity to develop an enviable portfolio to attract future employers.   

You are comfortable with technology and excited by its possibilities, and you have the confidence and drive for continual learning. You have demonstrated your interest in Digital Scholarship in your professional or academic life, and are comfortable collaborating remotely and working with common productivity formats such as spreadsheets. We encourage applications from Government of Canada's job equity groups (i.e. youth with disabilities, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians). Please submit a cover letter that outlines what dimensions of digital scholarship are most exciting to you and what skills in technology and tool building you bring to the table.  
What do we mean by digital scholarship? Stuff like:  

  • Online Pedagogy/Tool Teaching 
  • Text Mining Software 
  • Data Visualization Software 
  • Website content development 
  • Accessibility and User Experience Auditing 
  • Scholarly Ontology development 
  • Metadata Analysis and development/Advanced Data Wrangling 
  • Scholarly Publishing Workflows 
  • Software Development 
  • Project Management 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis at digitalscholarship@utsc.utoronto.ca until the posiitons are filled. You can also work part time for a longer period if that suits. Let us know your interests and availability. All work must be complete by March 31, 2021, and candidates must be eligible to work under the YCW program.  

A student may be eligible for employment if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

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The UTSC Library Digital Scholarship Unit also supports UTSC Arts & Science Co-op and Workstudy positions, available through CLNx (The Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network).