Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Project Research Associates at CCH

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Job posting: three Project Research Associates required

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London is looking for three highly motivated and technically sophisticated individuals to work on its text-based research projects. The positions will involve using computer tools and methods to facilitate digital scholarship.

CCH is both a department with responsibility for its own academic programme and a research centre promoting the appropriate application of computing in humanities research. Its research projects cover a wide range of humanities disciplines, including medieval studies, history, literature and linguistics, and music, and also include a number of more general information management projects in both humanities and the social sciences.

The successful candidates will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills: they will be required to identify and engage with the core scholarly questions in a highly collaborative research context; to analyse a wide variety of humanities materials and to model them using XML-related technologies; to design and develop systems for editing and delivering text-based scholarly materials and to collaborate in the design of integrated HTML-based publication. Experience in creating and manipulating XML documents in a range of XML-related standards and technologies (DTDs, XPath, XSLT) is highly desirable, in particular textual materials encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative’s guidelines.

All successful candidates will need to have a good understanding of how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences and will be expected to make a strong contribution to the departmental research profile. They will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. They must have good communication skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.

One position is for one year on Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover) – within the Grade 5 scale, currently £28,074 to £32,176, inclusive of London Allowance.

Two positions are for one year on Fixed Term Contract – within the Grade 6 scale, currently £30,070 to £39,038 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Closing date: 12th February 2010

Please view and apply for positions at the following pages:

Job: Research Associate, Digital Sanskrit Library (Brown)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The following notice comes by way of Elli Mylonas at Brown University:

The digital Sanskrit library in the Department of Classics at Brown University seeks a post-doctoral research associate for one year to assist in an NEH-funded project entitled, “Enhancing Access to Primary Cultural Heritage Materials of India.”  The position carries a stipend of $25,000 for one year.

The Sanskrit Library is a collaborative project to make the heritage texts of India accessible on the web.  The project is building a digital Sanskrit library by integrating texts, linguistic software, and digital Sanskrit lexical sources.  This year the project is making digital images of manuscripts of the Mahābhārata and Bhāgavatapurāṇa housed at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, cataloguing them, and linking them with the corresponding machine-readable texts.  Extending the scope of linguistic software to these digital images serves as a pilot project to demonstrate the feasibility of doing so with manuscript images generally.

The research associate will work with the project director, software engineer, and student assistants on the following tasks:

–to mark manuscript page boundaries in machine-readable texts
–to develop word-spotting and automated text-image alignment techniques
–to develop conduits for simultaneous print, PDF, and html publication of the catalogue and other documents.

The position requires advanced training in Sanskrit, academic research skills, and expertise in XML.  Desirable additionally are some or all of the following: competence in the text-encoding initiative (TEI) standards, XSLT, HTML, CSS, TeX, Java, user-interface design, Perl, PhP, and server administration.  The applicant is expected to be creative and to able to work individually as well as to collaborate with technical personnel.

Brown University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  Apply by sending a resumé, a description of your relevant experience with links to products produced, a clear indication of your role and responsibility in their production (whether you are exclusively responsible or the manner and extent of your responsibility), and the names and contact information of three references to the project director (Peter Scharf) via email (scharf@brown.edu) with the subject heading, “Sanskrit Library Assistant,” by 1 December 2009.

Immediate opening for webmaster/systems administrator at ISAW

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We have an immediate opening for a full-time web master / systems administrator at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

NEH Program Officer jobs

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The National Endowment for the Humanities is hiring: two “humanities administrator” positions (aka program officers), and one accountant. Better hurry:   one of them closes this Friday.

Programming job: text mining in ancient texts

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Marco Büchler at the University of Leipzig just sent around this announcement:

The Natural Language Processing Division at the Computer Science Department of the  University of Leipzig, Germany, is the leading partner in the E-Humanties project eAQUA –  a project financed by the German Ministry of Research and Technology for applying  advanced text mining technology to digital ancient texts (www.eaqua.net).

For this project we are searching for computer scientist with demonstrated research expertise  in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience in Text Mining and Natural Language Processing,
  • Programming skills in Java with applications in the E-Humanties,
  • Processing of large digital text resources.

Prior experience in participating in large European or other transnational initiatives is highly  desirable.

The starting date for this full-time position is February 1, 2009. The initial period of  appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to follow-up funding.
The position is at the rank of “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter” (M.A. or equivalent required).  The salary is determined by the German civil servants standard (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) and  amounts to 42000-52000 Euro per year. The exact salary depends on the successful  applicant’s experience.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well as names and  addresses of references. Applications should be sent by mail or by email to the address below.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer
Automatische Sprachverarbeitung
Institut für Informatik
Universität Leipzig
Postfach 10
D – 04009 Leipzig
Germany
email: heyer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Applications received by January 31, 2009 will receive full consideration, although interviews  may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled  applicants. The University of Leipzig strives to increase the proportion of women in research  and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply.

Digital Humanities Tool Survey

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

In Brett Bobley’s recent email, he alerted us to Susan Schreibman’s survey:

Colleagues,

Over the past few years, the idea of tool development as a scholarly activity in the digital humanities has been gaining ground. It has been the subject of numerous articles and conference presentations. There has not been, however, a concerted effort to gather information about the perceived value of tool development, not only as a scholarly activity, but in relation to the tenure and promotion process, as well as for the advancement of the field itself.

Ann Hanlon and myself have compiled such a survey and would be grateful if those of you who are or have been engaged in tool development for the digital humanities would take the time to complete an online Digital Humanities Tool Developers’ Survey.

You will need to fill up a consent form before you begin, and there is an opportunity to provide us with feedback on more than one tool (you simply take the survey again). The survey should not take more than 10-15 minutes. It is our intention to present the results of our survey at Digital Humanities 2008.

With all best wishes,

Susan Schreibman
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research McKeldin Library University of
Maryland College Park

Senior Research Programmer – Humanities

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The following by way of TEI-L:

The Scholarly Technology Group at Brown is looking for the right person to complete our team.

We’re looking for a creative, technically sophisticated individual who will use computer methods and structured data to augment the resarch process for humanities scholars. We’re not an acronym-based technical services shop; we are part of the university research environment, with a license to explore content and technology, and push the boundaries of practice where possible. If you’re not interested in digitality or the humanities, you’re probably not a good fit.

As a senior technical member of the team, you will have the opportunity to explore and to lead, in a unique academic environment.

An increased, university-wide, focus on the digital humanities and digital libraries make this an especially exciting moment to join STG. The Senior Research Programmer will be a technical contributor and a partner in defining and implementing technology in humanities research agendas at Brown.

While this is not an academic position, STG has close relationships with the academic part of the university, and can arrange departmental affiliations for an appropriate candidate.

This position requires breadth of vision and experience across significant and disparate fields. No candidate can be equally deep in all areas, so we are not limited by formal credentials in any specific area; we are looking for a candidate who can excel in an interdisciplinary environment. You will thrive here if you can communicate and think across the gap between Snow’s “two cultures.” We will also consider interested applicants without a formal humanities background. Applicants with a degree in Library Science, Information Science, or Computer Science and an interest in the kinds of problems involved in digital humanities projects and data are encouraged to apply.

Senior Research Programmer – Humanities
Scholarly Technology Group
Brown University

The Scholarly Technology Group (STG) at Brown University is seeking a senior staff member who will provide technical leadership and innovation as part of STG’s involvement in, and engagement with, faculty research projects in the digital humanities. STG projects range from document databases based on XML and XML tools, to experiments in collaboration, classification, mapping and visualization. STG projects are founded in high-level information design, and require current knowledge of web standards and interaction design. The Senior Research Programmer is encouraged to have a relevant research agenda of their own, or to participate in the group’s ongoing research into digital humanities topics.

STG staff provide faculty projects with expertise in text encoding and metadata standards, accessibility, database design, web programming, digital project design, information design, and grant-writing. We combine a strong background in the humanities and social sciences with a deep interest in the meaning of digital technologies for scholarly communication.

The Senior Research Programmer works closely with faculty, STG staff and students to carry out digital humanities projects by performing project analysis, providing technical leadership, system architecture and programming and software development. Since STG is a small group, this person can contribute at all levels: to recruit, plan, manage projects, write grant proposals, stay abreast of new methods and technologies and disseminate STG’s work at conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree in the humanities desirable. Formal CS coursework or equivalent.
  • Experience in digital humanities, digital libraries or comparable area.
  • Strong technical background in relevant areas, ideally: XML, web technologies, metadata standards, text retrieval, software development
  • Interest in digital communications and collaboration, new media.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; can formulate options, develop and recommend solutions, especially in a constantly changing work environment.
  • Ability to communicate STG ideas and results within the group and externally.

STG is part of Computing and Information Services and provides advanced technology consulting to Brown humanities faculty primarily through large and small projects in support of scholarly work in the digital medium. We explore, extend anc contribute to the critical new technologies that are transforming scholarly work and helping to maintain its longevity: data and metadata standards, XML publication tools, text encoding methods, database design, and accessibility standards. We have a strong relationship with the Brown University Library’s Center for Digital Initiatives, and often work on joint projects. STG consists of three staff members: the Director, a Senior Research Programmer, and a Research Programmer. STG also employs several student programmers and designers and works with graduate students who provide content expertise.

For more information: www.stg.brown.edu or elli_mylonas@brown.edu

To apply: careers.brown.edu, go to job B00938

E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Updated version of the Oxford e-science posts with the corrected deadline forwarded to me by Marilyn Deegan:

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FACULTY OF CLASSICS

Sub-Faculty of Ancient History

E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Applications are invited for two posts for which funding has been secured through the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities E-Science initiative to support research on the application of Information Technology to ancient documents. Both posts are attached to a project which will develop a networked software system that can support the imaging, documentation, and interpretation of damaged texts from the ancient world, principally Greek and Latin papyri, inscriptions and writing tablets. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Professors Alan Bowman FBA, Sir Michael Brady FRS FREng (University of Oxford) and Dr. Melissa Terras (University College London).

1. A Doctoral Studentship for a period of 4 years from 1 January, 2008. The studentship will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The Studentship award covers both the cost of tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a maintenance grant. To be eligible for a full award, the student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for a period of 3 years before the start of the award.

2. A postdoctoral Research Assistantship for a period of 3 years from 1 January, 2008. The post will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The salary will be in the range of £26,666 – £31,840 p.a. Applicants must have expertise in programming and Informatics and an interest in the application of imaging technology and signal-processing to manuscripts and documents.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 September 2007. Further details about both posts, the project, the qualifications required and the method of application are available from Ms Ghislaine Rowe, Graduate Studies Administrator, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’ , Oxford OX1 3LU (01865 288397, ghislaine.rowe@classics.ox.ac.uk). It is hoped that interviews will be held and the appointments made on 11 October.

E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

See and forwarded from Classicists mailing list

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FACULTY OF CLASSICS

Sub-Faculty of Ancient History

E-Science, Imaging Technology and
Ancient Documents

Applications are invited for two posts for which funding has been secured through the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities E-Science initiative to support research on the application of Information Technology to ancient documents. Both posts are attached to a project which will develop a networked software system that can support the imaging, documentation, and interpretation of damaged texts from the ancient world, principally Greek and Latin papyri, inscriptions and writing tablets. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Professors Alan Bowman FBA, Sir Michael Brady FRS FREng (University of Oxford) and and Dr. Melissa Terras (University College London).

1. A Doctoral Studentship for a period of 4 years from 1 January, 2008. The studentship will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The Studentship award covers both the cost of tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a maintenance grant. To be eligible for a full award, the student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for a period of 3 years before the start of the award.

2. A postdoctoral Research Assistantship for a period of 3 years from 1 January, 2008. The post will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The salary will be in the range of £26,666 – £31,840 p.a. Applicants must have expertise in programming and Informatics and an interest in the application of imaging technology and signal-processing to manuscripts and documents.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 September 2007. Further details about both posts, the project, the qualifications required and the method of application are available from Ms Ghislaine Rowe, Graduate Studies Administrator, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’ , Oxford OX1 3LU (01865 288397, ghislaine.rowe@classics.ox.ac.uk). It is hoped that interviews will be held and the appointments made on 11 October.

Professor Alan Bowman
Camden Professor of Ancient History
Brasenose College,
Oxford OX1 4AJ
+44 (0)1865 277874

Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
The Stelios Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St Giles’
Oxford OX1 3LU
+44 (0)1865 610227

Post-doctoral Research Assistantship in e-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Friday, July 27th, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FACULTY OF CLASSICS

(Sub-Faculty of Ancient History)

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP IN E-SCIENCE, IMAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ANCIENT DOCUMENTS

Further Particulars (more…)

Doctoral Studentship in e-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Friday, July 27th, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FACULTY OF CLASSICS
(Sub-Faculty of Ancient History)

DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP IN E-SCIENCE, IMAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ANCIENT DOCUMENTS

Further Particulars (more…)

Digital Projects Technical Coordinator

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Copied from Humanist

LIBRARY DIGITAL PROJECTS TECHNICAL COORDINATOR

Northern Illinois University Libraries seek a dynamic individual to coordinate technical aspects of their award-winning digital projects.

Responsibilities include setting markup and metadata standards for all of the library Digitization Unit’s new projects, supervision of the digitization of materials on-site and at collaborating institutions, including training student workers and other staff members in necessary skills and processes, and development of searchable databases presenting online materials. Responsibilities also include supervising the maintenance and operation of existing online materials and maintenance and further development (as needed) of the Digitization Unit’s large internal databases. For complete job description, see
https://www.ulib.niu.edu/jobs.cfm.

The Digitization Unit’s work is currently funded by the university, a variety of federal, state, and private foundation grants, and collaborations with the private sector. Successful candidate must be capable of extensive self-directed work and continuing professional growth and acquisition of new skills. Must also be eager to identify and solve new, technically oriented problems as they emerge in project work. Project materials include searchable text, image, sound, video, and interactive map resources. The library’s digital projects are available for review at:
http://www.ulib.niu.edu/digitalprojlist.cfm.

Northern Illinois University is located approximately sixty miles west of downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Required: Bachelor’s degree; working familiarity with markup and metadata standards in digital project development, including SGML/XML, Dublin Core, and METS. Strongly preferred: MLS or significant experience in digital project development; extensive experience with MySQL database development, PHP scripting language, and UNIX/Linux system administration; basic understanding of American history.

Renewable, 12-month appointment; vacation and sick leave; competitive salary.

To assure full consideration, apply by September 3, 2007. Direct letter of application, resume, and names/contact information of at least three references to: Kathy Sherman, Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. AA/EEO.

Drew E. VandeCreek
Director of Digital Projects
Northern Illinois University Libraries
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-7179

Project Research Fellow Post at CCH

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London is seeking someone to assist with the technical research development of research projects:

Project Research Fellow

Full-time, open-ended
Closing date for applications: 10th August 2007
Reference: W2/AAV/123/07

The successful candidate to this position would be required to work with discipline specialists to analyse a wide variety of humanities materials and to model them using database and other highly-structured approaches; to design, write and modify programs to search, query, retrieve and display them; and to collaborate in the creation of integrated web-based interfaces to publish them.

Experience in design and building environments powered by relational database technologies is essential. The department uses primarily Java and J2EE technologies to publish database materials on the web, and experience with these technologies is also critical. Familiarity with standards-compliant XHTML and CSS and issues around accessibility is highly desirable, as is familiarity with XML and some of the emerging XML technologies that work with highly structured data such as XSLT 2.0 and XQuery.

Proven experience in creating integrated research applications using a range of technologies would be a significant advantage.

In addition you will need to have a good understanding – and preferably experience – of how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences and will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.

This appointment is on the RAII scale, currently ranging from £29,927 to £39,602 per annum plus of £2,323 London Allowance.

For further particulars please contact john.bradley@kcl.ac.uk.

Studentship and job in E-Science, Imaging Technology and Ancient Documents

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Posted for Melissa Terras:

Applications are invited for two posts for which funding has been secured through the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities E-Science initiative to support research on the application of Information Technology to ancient documents. Both posts are attached to a project which will develop a networked software system that can support the imaging, documentation, and interpretation of damaged texts from the ancient world, principally Greek and Latin papyri, inscriptions and writing tablets. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Professors Alan Bowman FBA, Sir Michael Brady FRS FREng (University of Oxford) and Dr. Melissa Terras (University College London).

1. A Doctoral Studentship for a period of 4 years from 1 October, 2007. The studentship will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The Studentship award covers both the cost of tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a maintenance grant. To be eligible for a full award, the student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for a period of 3 years before the start of the award. (Further Particulars2)
2. A postdoctoral Research Assistantship for a period of 3 years from 1 October, 2007. The post will be held in the Faculty of Classics (Sub-Faculty of Ancient History) and supported at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford E-Research Centre. The salary will be in the range of £26,666 – £31,840 p.a. Applicants must have expertise in programming and Informatics and an interest in the application of imaging technology and signal-processing to manuscripts and documents. (Further Particulars)
The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 July 2007. Further details about both posts, the project, the qualifications required and the method of application are available from Ms Ghislaine Rowe, Graduate Studies Administrator, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU (01865 288397, ghislaine.rowe@classics.ox.ac.uk). It is hoped that interviews will be held and the appointments made in the first half of July.

Two Digital Humanities Job Openings at Brown University

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

1. Scholarly Technology Group—Senior Research Programmer

The Senior Research Programmer Analyst works closely with faculty and STG staff to carry out digital humanities projects by performing project analysis, providing technical leadership, programming and software development in support of STG’s projects. This person will recruit, plan and manage projects, write grant proposals, stay abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to Digital Humanities and disseminate STG’s work at conferences.

(for more information see Brown Careers (under B00938) and http://www.stg.brown.edu)

2. Women Writers Project—Project Manager / Textbase Editor

The Women Writers Project develops and publishes a digital research collection of early modern women’s writing, and conducts ongoing research on digital editing and text encoding. The WWP Project Manager/Textbase Editor is responsible for the general management of the WWP, overseeing the development and editing of the textbase content, managing licensing for Women Writers Online, and managing the WWP’s outreach and publicity activities. The Project Manager also works on WWP research projects and occasionally with the Scholarly Technology Group as opportunity permits. The position requires expertise in humanities computing, literary research, and computer project management, and a strong background in TEI/XML text encoding.

(for more information see Brown Careers and http://www.wwp.brown.edu)

Job: Research Associate at Telota Initiative, BBAW

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Alexander Czmiel posts to following job to the Digital Classicist list:

I would like to point you to an open position at the Telota-Initiative (“The electronic life of the Academy”) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Though the job advertisement is in German and knowledge of German is advantageous the project language is not necessarily German.

http://www.bbaw.de/schein/stelle/telota.html

Basic data:
- position: research associate
- duration: as soon as possible until 31 December 2008
- qualifications:
- knowledge in producing digital scholarly editions
- knowledge of XML and related technologies
- knowledge of a programming language

You can find an overview of our last projects at http://pom.bbaw.de/index-en.html

Applications should be addressed to Regina Reimann (reimann@bbaw.de).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me (czmiel@bbaw.de) for further informations.

Job Openings at CHNM – Post-Doc, Digital History Associate, Summer Intern

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is hiring:

Post-Doc in History of Science & Technology and/or Digital History: This is a one-year position (with possible renewal) at the rank of Research Assistant Professor at the Center for History and New Media (CHNM), which is closely affiliated with the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. A PhD or advanced ABD in History or a closely related field is required. We are especially interested in people with some or all of the following credentials, but they are not all required for the position: 1. experience in digital history or digital libraries; 2. strong technical background in new technology and new media; 3. administrative and organizational experience; 4. background in the history of science, technology, and industry, broadly defined; 5. background in post-1945 U.S. history. Please send letter of application, CV or resume, and three letters of recommendation (or dossier) to chnm@gmu.edu or Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 1E7, Fairfax, VA 22030. Electronic submissions encouraged. Please use subject line “Digital Historian.” We will begin considering applications 15 March 2006.

Digital History Associate: The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is hiring two “Digital History Associates.” We are seeking energetic, well-organized people who take initiative and work well collaboratively. We are especially interested in people with some combination of research experience, administrative experience, and web development and programming experience. These exciting, grant-funded positions are particularly appropriate for someone with combined interest in history and technology, but the only specific requirements are a BA by June 1, 2007, and a demonstrated interest in both history and the web. Please apply for position #10384Z online at jobs.gmu.edu and attach both a resume and a cover letter. We will begin considering applications on 3/15/07 and continue until the positions are filled.

Summer Intern – Humanities Computing: The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University is seeking creative, energetic, well-rounded, and well-organized college/high school students for 8-12 week paid summer internships in 2007 at a leading digital humanities center. Ability to work in a team is very important. Strong grades are essential. Preference will be given to those with working knowledge of one or more of the following: web- database development in PHP and MySQL; JavaScript, XML, CSS, and other technologies critical for Firefox development; and command-line Linux system administration. This is an especially good opportunity for someone with a combined interest in computing and history. Please send resume and cover letter with subject line: “humanities computing internship” to chnm@gmu.edu. We will begin considering applications on 2/15/07 and will continue until the position is filled.

About CHNM: Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people—scholars, students, and the general public—learn about and use the past. We do that by bringing together the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship. We believe that serious scholarship and cutting edge multimedia can be combined to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy that fosters deep understanding of the most complex issues about the past and present. CHNM’s work has been internationally recognized for cutting-edge work in history and new media. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, CHNM is 15 miles from Washington, DC, and is accessible by public transportation.

Mellon Post-Doc at Tufts

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

See on the Tufts website (see full ad). This might be an appropriate post for a digital classicist to apply for; interested candidates are encouraged to contact Gregory Crane (gregory.crane@tufts.edu) as soon as possible.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows each year for four years to pursue new collaborative research projects with Tufts faculty in the Humanities. Two fellows will be appointed in fall 2007.

Each fellow will be housed for two years in a particular department or interdisciplinary program, and will be associated with one or more Tufts faculty members who will serve as advisor/mentor(s). Fellows will be expected to teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency. Applications will be competitively evaluated by the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens. Applicants for the fellowships must have received their PhD within the past five years. The stipend for fellows will be $46,440 plus benefits, and a research allowance of $6,000 per year.

Recipients of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, upon the recommendation of the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee and in consultation with appropriate departments. All applications must be received no later than February 1, 2007.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mellon Administrator David Proctor at david.proctor@tufts.edu or 617-627-3213.

See the full advert, with application forms, online at http://ase.tufts.edu/mellonpostdoc/

2007 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources for Humanists

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Description: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2007 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources for Humanists. Now in its fourth year, the fellowship provides new scholars in the humanities a unique opportunity to develop expertise in the new forms of scholarly research and the information resources that support them, both traditional and digital, that are challenging research institutions. The program offers fellowships to individuals who believe that there are opportunities to develop meaningful linkages between disciplinary scholarship, libraries, archives, and evolving digital tools.

About eight fellowships will be awarded, with fellowships beginning in Summer 2007 and ranging from one to two years in length. The fellowships will pay a salary ($35,000-$50,000) plus benefits at one of the collaborating academic libraries, each of which will serve as a fellowship sponsor. Applicants must have earned their Ph.D.s in disciplines in the humanities within the past five years, or earn them before starting the program. Fellows must be in residence at a sponsoring institution for the duration of the fellowship, and must be able to attend a mandatory two-week seminar at Bryn Mawr College from July 22-August 2, 2007.

Sponsoring institutions for 2007-2008 include: Appalachian College Association Georgia Institute of Technology Lehigh University The Ohio State University Pepperdine University The Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center University of California, Los Angeles University of Virginia Applications must be postmarked by February 16, 2007. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 30, 2007.

For further information, or to download an application, please visit our website. Please direct any questions to Amy Harbur, Program Officer http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/postdoc.html Contact Info: Amy Harbur, Program Officer Council on Library and Information Resources 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 aharbur@clir.org Expire Date: February 16, 2007

EPSRC Research Studentship

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Human-Computer Interaction VESSEL Project (Village e-science for Life)

Bursary £12,300 pa incl.Three year post

Ref: PHD

We are seeking a postgraduate research student to join the VESSEL Project (Village e-science for Life) a EPSRC-funded research project commencing in October 2006. The aim of VESSEL is to explore and develop participatory methods for developing novel solutions for ICT in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular emphasis upon the educational barriers. The initial normal place of work will be the Slough Campus but you will have the opportunity to spend some periods distributed over the project life within an African context, as well as site visits to Kenya. You should have a good BSc or MSc degree in a computing discipline with a significant HCI component. You should also have a keen interest in understanding African cultures and knowledge of KisSwahili would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Lynne Dunckley (Lynne.Dunckley@tvu.ac.uk) or Dr. Jose Abdelnour-Nocera (Jose.Abdelnour-Nocera@tvu.ac.uk) In return, TVU offers you the benefits of a final salary pension scheme, excellent financially supported development opportunities and generous holiday entitlement.

For further details and an application form, please contact www.tvu.ac.uk/vacancies or the Human Resources Department on 020 8231 2321 (24 hour voicemail) or e-mail hr@tvu.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference number.

Closing date for the post: 3 November 2006.

Senior Research Project Coordinator

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

ICT Methods Network Administrative Centre Centre for Computing in the Humanities (18 months contract) Applications are invited for a post in the AHRC ICT Methods Network Administrative Centre (NAC), based at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King’s College London. This national initiative promotes and disseminates the use of ICT in UK arts and humanities research, by building a broadly based collaborative network of researchers from all humanities and arts disciplines working on the application of computational methods in research. The Methods Network promotes collaboration and facilitates multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work via a series of high-profile activities and publications.

The holder of this position will have a broad remit to co-ordinate Methods Network outreach and collaborations, They will also be responsible for the development and management of a broad programme of activities and publications to promote, support and disseminate the use of ICT for effective research in the arts and humanities, and take responsibility for overall supervision of all stages of these activities and publications, including planning, development and implementation. Activities include expert seminars, workshops, conferences and postgraduate training events. All activities and publications will be developed in close consultation with the Manager and Directors of the Methods Network and with staff from a number of participating institutions, in particular the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS).

Applicants should have a degree in a humanities, arts or related discipline, and an interest and expertise in computing in the arts and humanities, as well as expertise in the associated technologies. Experience of working on a collaborative basis in major research projects involving research academics and specialists in applied computing, and experience of managing complex events and activities in an academic context would be an advantage. Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and implement projects and work to deadlines.

For more information, and a detailed job description, please see: www.methnet.ac.uk/advert/index.html or alternatively see the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or email strand-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk or fax +44 (0)20 7848 1352. Quote reference number E3/AAV/140/06. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2006. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Appointment will be made depending on qualifications and experience on ALC3, currently from £32,212 to £34,655 (depending on experience) plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum. nd consideration of on-line media

Perseus Job Opportunities

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Please apply through the Tufts Human Resources WWW site:

RESEARCH PROGRAMMER ANALYST
Perseus/Classics Tracking Code M06-552

Job Description There are 3 positions available. These are grant-funded, limited appointment positions with an end date of 6/30/2007. (more…)

Tech-oriented Latin teacher needed for TV studio

Friday, February 10th, 2006

From: Joan Jahnige jjahnige@ket.org
Date: February 10, 2006 9:07:45 AM EST

KET is actively seeking a Latin teacher. I am planning to retire after 15 fascinating years of teaching and learning. KET is looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years of classroom experience, an interest in technology and a love of teaching Latin. The teacher must have certification that can be transferred to Kentucky and be able to teach from the television studios in Lexington. Please visit my websites for more information and contact me via email or telephone if you are interested. It is an exciting challenge…time consuming but so rewarding. If you are concerned that you will not know your students I can assure you that those who want to connect do so and continue to do so long after they leave high school. KET is very supportive to its teachers and a wonderful environment in which to work. Please pass the word along to anyone you know who does not read Latinteach daily.

Gratias omnibus.

Joan


Joan Jahnige, Latin teacher
KY Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr. Lexington, KY 40502

859-258-7133 /800-333-9764 – phone
859-258-7390 – fax
http://www.dl.ket.org

Pleiades project seeks software applications analyst

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I am happy to announce that a 2-year Software Application Analyst position for the Pleiades project is now open for application. We will carefully evaluate all applications received (online, see below) by the deadline of 13 February 2006 with a view toward filling the position as quickly as possible.

We are seeking someone with the following skills (please see full description linked below): Python, Zope, Plone, ArchGenXML, XHTML, CSS, XML, usability and Section 508 compliance; UML (for content type and workflow modeling); Linux (Red Hat/Fedora Core), Apache, CVS/SVN, Windows and Zope/Plone setup and administration; and one or more of the following: PostgreSQL+PsycoPG; MapServer/PrimaGIS/PostGIS.

One finds the job listing and application by going first to: http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm
Then, select “Staff positions (SPA) -> Open positions”
Then, select “Position #/Keyword Search”
Enter position ID 0056777 and select the “Go” button.

1-2 Posts in 3D Visualisation (London)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

(1) Network Development Officer

JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network Part-time, 0.5FTE, 36 months
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London wishes to employ, an outgoing, dynamic and organised person to initiate a programme of rapid community building under the direction of the King’s Visualisation Lab. The Network will provide support for 3D visualisation activities in Arts and Humanities disciplines in UK Higher Education institutions.The Network Development Officer will establish and develop communications with projects and groups in UK HE institutions that are engaged in applying 3D visualisation approaches within Arts and Humanities disciplines. She/he will help to establish a Network Steering Group, provide the “visualisation community” with networking assistance, establish structures to foster exchange of information and skills between institutions, disseminate the work of the Network, promote discussion of key issues identified by the community and monitor Network sustainability issues. The appointee will organise scheduled meetings and assist Network members in organising conference presentations and panels.

The successful applicant will have a good honours degree, experience of communications and publicity activities, excellent interpersonal, written, web-editing and administrative skills, with proven strengths in taking initiative and working independently within collaborative contexts. She/he will preferably have some knowledge and understanding of computer-aided visualisation activities in the academic, educational, cultural heritage and/or commercial sectors.

For further details and an application form please see related document below.

Closing date for applications: 13 February 2006

Reference: E2/AAV/133/05

(2) 3D Visualisation Research Fellow

JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network, Part-time, 0.5FTE, 24 monthsThe Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London wishes to employ a part-time Research Fellow to assist the newly-established King’s Visualisation Lab in developing a national 3D Visualisation Network in the Arts.

The 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network, part of the JISC Visualisation Support Network, will:

  • build a sustainable community supporting 3D Visualisation in the Arts
  • encourage and facilitate exchange of skills and knowledge
  • stimulate and coordinate community-wide debate on key issues
  • pro-actively interface with the JISC Visualisation Support Network
  • form strategic connections between domains through a range of related, external bodies
  • raise awareness and understanding of the Network in the JISC community and society

The Network’s 3D Visualisation Research Fellow will provide research-based support for the 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network through a number of activities, including writing, presenting and publishing periodic reports on the research activities of the Network. The appointee will also work closely with members of the AHDS to analyse and augment aspects of the Projects and Methods Database, with a view to assisting the visualisation community to gain maximum benefit from it.

A knowledge and understanding of computer-aided visualisation activities in the academic, educational, cultural heritage and/or commercial sectors is essential. In addition, the successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, excellent research and written communication skills, extensive knowledge and experience of visualisation projects and proven strengths in working both independently and collaboratively.

For further details and an application form please see related document below.

Closing date for applications: 13 February 2006

Reference: W1/AAV/132/05

Please note: These two positions may be filled by the same or two different persons.

Attached files
Network Development Officer.pdf [ PDF | 285 KB ]

Research Fellow.pdf [ PDF | 293 KB ]