Instruction + Research Specialist for the Arts & Humanities


The CDLA supports textual, visual, and archival modes of inquiry across the arts and humanities through a focus on resource curation, sharing, and analysis. We seek an engaged arts and humanities information specialist to join our diverse team of librarians, disciplinary specialists, and academic technologists. This is a two-year limited term position with possibility of renewal.

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Occidental College
Los Angeles
Application Deadline: 
Rolling review of applications. Position is open until filled.
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  • Collaborate directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize student learning goals, participate in related grant and funding opportunities, and inform assessments of student learning.
  • Research and implement best practices in digital pedagogy and instructional design in the arts and humanities with a focus on visual, music, and other media resources, humanities databases, archival resources, and digital humanities practices.
  • Work with Academic Affairs, Arts and Humanities departments, and related academic support units to develop and integrate information literacies across the curriculum.
  • Facilitate effective application of tools, methods and materials of primary inquiry (e.g., visual imagery, documents, artifacts, sound files) for undergraduate research.
  • Develop and instruct advanced workshops and advise students about research resources, methods, and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities.
  • Supervise and mentor student workers.
  • Provide research and insight on emergent arts and humanities resources, identify and advocate for learning space, software, hardware, and other resource needs specific to the arts and humanities.
  • Track emerging trends in pedagogy and technology across the arts and humanities; experiment with new approaches to scholarly content creation and presentation.  
  • Assess work activities, analyze evaluative data, and compile and report same – as required.
  • Oversee and participate in a range of relevant special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in library and information science or in a relevant arts or humanities discipline.
  • Working knowledge of arts and humanities research practices and methods; demonstrated expertise using a range of visual and information resources; experience with visual resource management and digital publishing platforms (e.g., ArtStor, Scalar, Omeka)
  • Experience in an academic setting providing teaching, technology and/or student/faculty research support in the arts and humanities; familiarity with liberal arts educational models preferred.
  • Excellent project management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well and inclusively with a diverse set of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as a team member or independently.
  • Proactive, intellectually curious, and self-motivated learner.