RITC Call 2023-2024

Humanities Technology is now seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for Academic Year 23-24

Deadline for Applications:
May 5, 2023

Are you looking for a job that offers fee remissions and real-world professional and research training in a supportive team environment? Are you open to expanding your higher ed tech skills? If so, apply to join us as a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) for 2023-24!

We seek applicants from students in any graduate program, with a particular interest in applicants from the Humanities Division or the Digital Humanities Program.

What does a RITC do?

RITCs have a split appointment: 1) supporting Humanities instructors in the use of technology for instruction, and 2) contributing to a wide range of faculty-driven digital research projects. 

As a RITC, you will develop technical and instructional design skills, acquire project management experience, and network with faculty, staff, and students around both research and instruction. This includes:

Research Support

  • Participate in research project collaborations undertaken by the Digital Research Consortium
  • Be part of digital research teams with faculty, staff, librarians, and other students
  • Provide technical support to faculty with research questions
  • Research and implement best practices for sustainable research-related tools and technologies
  • Propose personal digital research projects with support from the DRC and fellow RITCs

Instructional Support

  • Participate in instructional project collaborations undertaken by HumTech and the Digital Research Consortium
  • Support Humanities instructors’ use of course websites and related tools
  • Train and support Humanities faculty, instructors, and TAs in digitizing print, audio, and video media for online delivery
  • Provide drop-in and scheduled technical support to faculty with instructional questions
  • Research and implement solutions and best practices for instructional tools and technologies (with a focus on the Humanities)

Humanities Technology offers three full quarters (AY 2023-24) of 50% employment, paid equivalent to a GSR.

Reappointment for an additional year is possible, assuming continued good standing and available budget; summer work may also be available..

Let us know if you are based in a Humanities department, are affiliated with the Digital Humanities program, and/or any of the following:

  • Expertise in two or more languages; 
  • Experience teaching undergraduates; 
  • Experience in areas such as databases, network analysis, text mining, multimedia editing, GIS, 3D modeling, data wrangling, UX/UI experience; 
  • Have interest in the use of technology for instruction, digital scholarship, and research; and/or 
  • Have interest in providing technical support and training to faculty and other graduate students.

Required Qualifications

  • An interest in learning new technology skills
  • Availability for the full AY 2023-24 (Fall-Winter-Spring), and the week of September 18, 2023 (for training)
  • Eligible to work 50% time for the full academic year
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 units/quarter to receive fee remissions
  • Being a graduate student in good standing, who is eligible to work in the United States

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and a copy of your current CV to Thomas Garbelotti (tom@humnet.ucla.edu) by May 5, 2023. If you have questions on the position, please email us at tom@humnet.ucla.edu or stop into our virtual workspace, Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm, and speak with a current RITC!

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

About the Author

Thomas Garbelotti is the Humanities CIO and the Director of Humtech. He started in the department as the Instructional Technology Coordinator before taking on his new role in 2024. He received his BA in German Literature from the University of Arizona and a MS in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College. He has had the pleasure to have worked with faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury, Dartmouth, and New York University Abu Dhabi. He has been at UCLA since 2014, and served on the UCLA emergency operations center for COVID-19.