[Humanist] 24.242 job at Hasselt; studentships at UCL

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 242.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>                       (70)
        Subject: Engineering Doctorate Studentship at UCL: Understanding the
                Use of3D Scanning in a Museum Environment

  [2]   From:    Claire Warwick <c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk>                      (45)
        Subject: PhD Studentship at UCL on the Impact of Large Scale Digital
                Collections

  [3]   From:    Karin Coninx <karin.coninx at uhasselt.be>                   (34)
        Subject: Open position : assistant/associate professor HCI at Hasselt
                University


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        Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:00:59 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Engineering Doctorate Studentship at UCL: Understanding the Use of3D Scanning in a Museum Environment


Hi Everyone,

Please see below an advert for an exciting Engineering Doctorate 
scholarship,  to be undertaken in Computing Science at UCL, in 
conjunction with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and a major London 
museum.

best,

Melissa

*Engineering Doctorate Studentship*

*Understanding the Use of 3D Scanning in a Museum Environment*

Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the UCL 
Centre for Digital Humanities and Department of Computer Science in 
conjunction with a major London museum. This is a 4-year studentship, 
starting in October 2010, leading to the award of an Engineering 
Doctorate, which offers the opportunity to conduct research within a 
cultural heritage context.

The research will seek to understand more about how 3D scans of museum 
objects can be used in a physical or virtual exhibition space. Within 
this we wish to ask the following subsidiary questions: how does the use 
of 3D scans affect the user experience of visiting an exhibition? (For 
example the user's level and type of learning, or how much they enjoy 
the experience.) Can users understand the relationship between the 
original and virtual object? Can users understand how such exhibitions 
should be navigated?

This EPSRC  http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/  (UK Research Council) funded 
studentship is available to UK citizens and EU nationals if a relevant 
connection with the UK has been established (usually by being resident 
for a period of three years immediately before the EngD).  Applicants 
must fulfil EPSRC eligibility criteria 
 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/PostgraduateTraining/StudentEligibility.htm  and 
the normal academic requirements for admission to study in the 
Department.  This studentship will pay a tax-free stipend of 
*approximately £18,000 per year*, plus tuition fees.  EU students 
without a relevant connection to the UK can receive an award to cover 
tuition fees only.

Applicants should have at least a high 2.1 in Computer Science, Human 
Computer Interaction, engineering or a related field. Applicants must 
also demonstrate an interest in cultural heritage, and the use of new 
media within a museum context.

Informal enquiries on the project can be made to Dr Melissa Terras 
(m.terras at ucl.ac.uk). For further information on the EngD Programme, see 
http://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/teaching/engd/ or contact Dr Jamie O'Brien, 
j.obrien at cs.ucl.ac.uk <mailto:j.obrien at cs.ucl.ac.uk>.

To be considered, you must fill in the general UCL application form.  
Please see 
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application-admission/, 
where you can download the forms and guidelines.  Make sure you specify 
Supervisor (Melissa Terras), and EngD ("Understanding the use of 3D 
Scanning in a Museum Environment") on the "Research Subject Area" part 
of the form. Please send the completed form to Naomi Jones & Melanie 
Johnson, Department of Computer Science, University College London, 
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

If you need further assistance regarding our application process, please 
contact the postgraduate administrators - Naomi Jones & Melanie Johnson 
(postgradadmin at cs.ucl.ac.uk <mailto:postgradadmin at cs.ucl.ac.uk>).

The closing date for applications is September 1^st 2010. Interviews 
will be held shortly thereafter.

-- 
Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
Henry Morley Building
University College London
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT

Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/

Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/
General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/



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        Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:49:50 +0100
        From: Claire Warwick <c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: PhD Studentship at UCL on the Impact of Large Scale Digital Collections


PhD Studentship at UCL on the Impact of Large Scale Digital Collections

PhD Studentship on the Impact of Large-scale Digital Collections
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at UCL Centre for Digital 
Humanities in collaboration with the British Library, to work on the 
impact of Large Scale Digitisation Initiatives (LDSIs), also commonly 
referred to as Million Book Projects. The aim of the research is to 
study the use of large-scale digitised collections to ascertain how, 
when, and by whom they are used. The research will gather quantitative 
and qualitative evidence and investigate theories and predictions about 
the impact of LDSIs on libraries, publishers and the reading and 
researching public.

The work will be carried out at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities 
which brings together work being done in many different UCL departments 
and centres, in the humanities, computer science and engineering, as 
well as Library Services and Museums and Collections. We also 
collaborate with organisations outside UCL, such as museums, galleries, 
libraries and archives. We aim to produce research that is meaningful to 
both computer scientists and humanities scholars, and that will bring 
about new knowledge in both research areas. In this case the research 
will collaborate with the British Library, and make use of some of their 
large-scale digitised collections.

The Studentship is for three years and carries a stipend of £15,000 for 
the 2010/11 session. This means that fees will be paid, but not all 
living expenses will be covered. Applicants must have at least a good 
2.1 in their first degree, and ideally an MA or MSc in a relevant 
discipline such as information studies, digital humanities or human 
computer interaction. Students may begin their research either in 
October or January of the 2010-2011 session.

The closing date for applications is the first of September 2010

-- 
Claire Warwick MA, MPhil, PhD
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
phone: 020 7679 2548, email: c.warwick at ucl.ac.uk
website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/



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        Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:43:32 +0100
        From: Karin Coninx <karin.coninx at uhasselt.be>
        Subject: Open position : assistant/associate professor HCI at Hasselt University


Open position : assistant/associate professor HCI at Hasselt University
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The Expertise Centre for Digital Media is a research institute of Hasselt
University, Belgium, hosting research groups in Human-Computer Interaction,
Computer Graphics and Multimedia and Communication Technology.

Currently, we have an open position for an assistant /associate professor in
Human-Computer Interaction
http://www2.uhasselt.be/actueel/vacatures/vac310492.asp

For an assistant professor, this is a tenure track position.

The candidate will perform and guide research related to the research topics
of the HCI group, as there are innovative interaction techniques in
multimodal and virtual environments, haptics, "tangible interaction",
serious games (with applications in e.g. culture and rehabilitation),
model-based development of interactive systems, interaction in networked
virtual environments and collaborative spaces, context aware (mobile)
applications and ubiquitous computing.

The candidate will be involved in education, mainly in the UHasselt Bachelor
and Master programs Computer Science, with master specializations in
Human-Computer Interaction, Multimedia and Databases.

With regard to the candidate's profile, we emphasize the fact that a strong
track record in research in one or more of the aforementioned research
topics is necessary. Therefore, concrete former research results such as
high-end publications, involvement in/ acquisition of basic and applied
research projects etc are expected.

Because there is a requirement to be able to teach in Dutch in a
"reasonable" time, the official vacancy text is only provided in Dutch.
Please contact us for all questions in this regard.

Applications are due September 7th, 2010. 

Please address information requests to: 

Prof. dr. Karin CONINX, karin.coninx at uhasselt.be, HCI research coordinator,
Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM) of Hasselt University, campus
Diepenbeek (near Hasselt), Belgium.
tel. 32 - 11 - 26 84 11
http://www.edm.uhasselt.be





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