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“Radical Change for Tenure”

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Peyer Suber reports on Scott Jaschik, Radical Change for Tenure, Inside Higher Ed, December 30, 2005. Jashik sumarizes discussion in a special panel of the MLA focussed on overhaul of tenure review procedures. Among other things, the panel wants departments to end a bias that favors print over online publications.

Archaeology Data Service User Services Manager – Department of Archaeology

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Archaeology Data Service User Services Manager – Department of Archaeology
Vacancy reference: BR05505

Applications are invited for the position of User Services Manager in the Archaeology Data Service, available from February 2006. This is an opportunity to take a key management role within a team environment. The User Services Manager is responsible for promoting the ADS/ AHDS Archaeology and usage of its digital resources, particularly in Higher Education. You will be expected to have an active teaching and research profile and to undertake project management. Applicants should have a first degree and postgraduate qualification, at least one of which should be in archaeology.

Project StORe Researcher

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Applications are invited for a researcher to work on the White Rose Consortium (York, Sheffield, Leeds) contribution to this JISC-funded project, led by the University of Edinburgh. The post is based in York and you will be conducting a survey by questionnaire and structured interview of archaeology researchers to determine their current use of digital repositories (Archaeology Data Service and White Rose e-prints repository) and their future requirements.

You will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, and have experience of survey methods and academic research. Excellent time management, IT and communication skills are required, with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively. Knowledge of archaeology will be an advantage.

Salary within the range: £19,460 – £21,640 or £22,507 – £29,128 per annum, reduced pro rata. An appointment on the lower scale is anticipated. The hours of work will be 18.75 per week and the post is available for nine months.

For further particulars and details of how to apply, please see our website at: or write to the Personnel Office, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, quoting reference number BH05408.

Closing Date: 12 October 2005

The University of York is committed to diversity and has policies and developmental programmes in place to promote equality of opportunity. It particularly welcomes applications from ethnic minority candidates.

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Postdoc in Humanities Computing

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Call for Applicants: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Humanities Computing (Victoria, BC)

The University of Victoria’s Humanities Computing and Media Centre is looking for a suitably-qualified Post-Doctoral Researcher to join its work as part of the Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) Project for the 2005/6 academic year.

Candidates interested in this position will bring established academic research questions in an area or areas of Humanities Computing to the position, will have demonstrated capability in implementing solutions to those questions using the technologies supported by TAPoR at UVic, and will be prepared to work in a cooperative, collaborative environment toward achieving goals common to the UVic TAPoR group. This position may also involve teaching and participating in curriculum development.

Examples of technologies supported by TAPoR at UVic are: XML, XSLT, and XSL encoding languages; TEI P4 and P5; XQuery; and eXist XML databases. In addition, UVic TAPoR project members frequently work with XHTML, JavaScript and CSS, and web-based SQL database projects using PostgresSQL and mySQL.

Salary for this position is competitive, and will be commensurate with experience.

Applications including a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees, may be sent electronically to
Ray Siemens
Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing
UVic TAPoR Principle Investigator

Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

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ePublishing Job at UPenn

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Position Available

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image
University of Pennsylvania Library

The University of Pennsylvania Library is presently seeking a bright, creative individual with a solid background in humanities computing to guide and manage its electronic publishing unit, The Schoenberg Center for Text & Image (SCETI).

SCETI ( was created in 1996 to produce virtual facsimiles of rare and special materials from Penn’s collections. Over the years, SCETI has evolved into a fully integrated electronic library containing digital versions printed books, manuscripts, correspondences, images, and most recently recorded sound.
SCETI’s projects have ranged from Shakespeare, medieval Judaica, and the traditions of alchemy to ancient papyri, the works of Theodore Dreiser, and the spoken word. In 1998 SCETI received an NEH Challenge Grant, which was successfully met. SCETI collaborates on the Penn campus with faculty and academic units and internationally with institutions across North America and beyond. The SCETI web site is a destination stop for humanities scholars from around the world.

Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application which addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, to: Robert Eash, Human Resources Officer, University of Pennsylvania Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206 or email to:

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