Digital Humanities in the Job Market

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)Posterpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages857-859
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Conference

Title84th Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology
LocationBoth virtually and in person
PlaceUnited States
CitySalt Lake
Period30 October - 2 November 2021

Abstract

This study identifies the degree requirements which employers are looking for and analyzes the common positions in digital humanities job advertisements. Using data from the Digital Humanities Now website from 2012   to 2019, we investigate a total of 933   jobs opening related to the digital humanities field. Total job market demand has been relatively stable, having fallen in the last two years. Our study provides a concrete blueprint for the work needs of digital humanities. We find that internal demand structures of industry and academia is changing over time. Job demands from academia account for about 75%. Most of them needs academic staff and librarians. Data shows that 68% of jobs want PhDs. Digital humanities practitioners should pay close attention to changes in market demand and adjust their professional ability in time. Only in this way can they be well prepared to apply for the job they want.

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  • Digital Humanities, Content Analysis, Job advertisements

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Digital Humanities in the Job Market. / Wang, Yahan; Zuo, Zhiya; Wang, Xi.

2021. 857-859 Poster session presented at 84th Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology, Salt Lake, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)Posterpeer-review