HumTech is Hiring!

By Ashley Sanders

Humanities Graduate Student Job Openings:

Humanities Technology and the Digital Research Consortium are seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for 2020-21.

Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2020 

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? Consider applying for a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) for 2020-21!

We are accepting applicants from any UCLA graduate program with special interest in applicants from the Humanities Division or programs affiliated with the Digital Humanities Program.

What does a RITC do?

RITCs have dual, equal roles: supporting Humanities faculty and TAs in the use of technology for instruction and contributing to a wide range of digital research projects. RITCs develop technology skills, acquire project management experience, and network with faculty, staff, and students around research and instruction. This includes:

Research Support:

  • Participate in research project collaborations undertaken by HumTech and 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 ideal practices for research related tools and technologies

Instructional Support:

  • Participate in instructional project collaborations undertaken by HumTech and the Digital Research Consortium
  • Support Humanities instructors’ use of course websites
  • 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 ideal practices for instructional tools and technologies (with a focus on the Humanities)

Humanities Technology offers three full quarters (AY 2020-21) of 50% employment, paid equivalent to a GSR (step 5-7, note that this is not an ASE appointment), as well as in-state fee remissions and UCLA student health coverage. Reappointment for an additional year is possible, assuming continued good standing and available budget; summer work is also an option.

Let us know if you have any of the following skills or experiences: based in a Humanities department or a department affiliated with the Digital Humanities program; have expertise in two or more languages; have experience teaching undergraduates; have experience in areas such as databases, network analysis, text mining, multimedia editing, GIS, 3D modeling, or web design; have interest in the use of technology in instruction and in digital scholarship and research, and have interest in providing technological support and training to faculty and other graduate students.

Qualifications (required): 

  • An interest in learning new technology skills Availability for the full AY 2020-21 (Fall-Winter-Spring), and the week of September 16, 2020 (for training).
  • Eligible to work 50% time for the full academic year; if fee remissions are not sought, must be able to work at least 38% time (15 hours/week).
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 units/quarter for fee remission positions.
  • Be 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 ( by May 7, 2020. If you have questions on the position, please email us at or stop in our virtual workspace,, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, and speak with an existing 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: