[Humanist] 23.51 postdoc in digital humanities

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Fri May 29 07:18:59 CEST 2009

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 51.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 14:41:21 -0700
        From: ETCL University of Victoria <uvic.etcl at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities with a focus on Information Management (2009-10, renewable)

Hello all--

The ETCL has a new job posting that may be of interest to you, or someone
you know. You can read the posting on the ETCL website <

*The job ad is posted below, as well.


*Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities with a focus on
Information Management (2009-10, renewable)

*The Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project seeks a
post-doctoral fellow in digital humanities with expertise in information
management. This position is based in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at
the University of Victoria. The successful candidate will work closely with
team members at U Victoria, the Digital Humanities Observatory, U Toronto, U
Montreal, Nipissing U, U Alberta, McMaster U, and beyond.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with production-focused and experimental
corpora, datastores, and analytical technologies, collaborating with those
associated with INKE’s information management team and others, consulting
with project stakeholders and potential stakeholders, and liaising with
other INKE researchers located in North America and the UK.

The successful candidate will have skills and aptitudes in
humanities-oriented research, corpora, datastores, and computational
analysis tools, including training or demonstrated experience working with a
variety of digital humanities resources, including digital archives,
scholarly editions, journals and monographs, and text analysis and
visualization tools. Organizational skills are essential. Interest and
aptitude in research planning and management would be an asset. The ability
to work in concert with our existing team is a critical requirement.

Examples of technologies employed in related INKE projects are as follows:
TEI P5; XML, XSLT, XSL and XHTML encoding; XQuery; eXist XML databases;
JavaScript; Ruby on Rails; PHP; CSS; and web-based SQL database projects
using PostgresSQL and mySQL. Experience in some or all of these areas and
similar areas would be an asset, but is not a requirement, though aptitude
with digital tools is required.

Our current team members pride themselves on a passionate interest in both
the humanities and their computational engagement. Our ideal candidate is
someone with similar passions who can introduce the team to new ideas and
provide new perspectives on existing digital humanities issues.

The salary for this position is competitive in the Canadian context, and is
governed in part by SSHRC practices.  Applications comprising a brief cover
letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees may be
sent electronically to <etcl-apply at gmail.com>. The contract can begin as
early as 1 September 2009; it is for a one-year term, with the possibility
of renewal.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in June at the Digital Humanities
Summer Institute, the Digital Humanities 2009 conference, and other venues
at which INKE team members are present. Applications will be received and
reviewed until the position is filled.

*Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
University of Victoria
web: http://etcl.uvic.ca/
email: uvic.etcl at gmail.com

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