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University of Rochester Digital Scholarship Designer - 234376 in Rochester, New York

Digital Scholarship Designer Job ID 234376

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Dept Desc



The Digital Scholarship Designer supports faculty and student research through the creation of digital tools and platforms in order to create new knowledge and technology-rich experiential learning opportunities. The DS Designer consults primarily with faculty and graduate students to help troubleshoot research challenges and provide recommendations on interface design and user experience, with a focus on faculty grant-funded projects. Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship and Studio X (the hub for Extended Reality at UofR), the DS Designer participates in strategic conversations around digital scholarship, immersive technologies, and related platforms; collaborates to provide feedback on potential digital scholarship and extended reality projects; and supports application development in collaboration with research teams. Stays current on emerging trends in UI in 2D and 3D design.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Digital Scholarship and XR Consultations

  • Assist in providing consultations to faculty and students regarding user interface design (UI)

  • Train faculty and students engaged in digital scholarship projects on related tools, platforms, and design concepts

  • Work with DS colleagues to determine project feasibility, design requirements, phases, and timelines

    Digital Scholarship Project Management

  • Participate in project team meetings with faculty, staff, and students

  • Communicate with stakeholders to manage project expectations and deadlines

  • Work with DS Developer, faculty and student teams to build rapid prototypes in support of grant applications

Project Development

  • Implement sustainable infrastructure, including documentation and versioning

  • Design and build tools and platforms that facilitate research opportunities and knowledge creation

  • Implement designs using Styled Components, SASS, CSS, or equivalent in line with industry standards

  • Maintain and review legacy projects to be sure the adhere to principles of accessible design

Support for Emerging Strategic Priorities

  • Provide guidance and information on emerging trends and new technologies

  • Identify and run pilot projects to test new technologies that align with emerging strategic priorities

  • Participate in River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Professional Development

  • Explore new trends in design and front-end development for 2D and 3D

  • Participate in professional networks and organizations to expand knowledge base and share our work with a broader community



  • Bachelor’s degree plus relevant user interface design experience (degree + 1 year of practical work experience either through a job, internship, or project)

  • User Interface (UI) design following industry standard best practices

  • Implementation of UI designs using CSS, Sass, or Less

  • Experience with at least one CMS framework (ex. Drupal, WordPress, Omeka)

  • Version control software (Git)

  • Experience translating user ideas and design mock-ups to working prototypes

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

  • Strong knowledge of collaborative design software (ex. Figma, Sketch, Framer)

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5

  • Working knowledge of web standards, including designing for accessibility

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Digital Humanities tools and platforms

  • 3D Modeling experience (Blender, Maya, 3ds Max, Substance Suite)

  • UI design for extended reality (XR) experiences

    How To Apply

Application Instructions: Please upload resume, cover letter and professional references as one PDF document.

All applicants must apply online.

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