[Humanist] 23.588 postdocs

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 588.
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  [1]   From:    Alan Galey <galey.lists at gmail.com>                        (54)
        Subject: INKE Postdoctoral Fellowship: History and Future of the Book

  [2]   From:    Bill Kapralos <Bill.Kapralos at uoit.ca>                     (91)
        Subject: [IFIP-EC-NEWS] Post-doctoral Fellowship

        Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:26:32 -0500
        From: Alan Galey <galey.lists at gmail.com>
        Subject: INKE Postdoctoral Fellowship: History and Future of the Book

Job Posting:
Postdoctoral Fellow in the History and Future of the Book (2010-11, renewable)

The Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, funded by
a Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), seeks a
post-doctoral fellow in the History and Future of the Book, with
expertise in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. This position is
based in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, in
partnership with the Jackman Humanities Institute. The successful
candidate is anticipated to work closely with team members at U
Toronto, Acadia U, U Saskatchewan, U Victoria, U Western Ontario, and
beyond. The postdoctoral fellow will work with digital manifestations
of historical textual features, collaborating with INKE’s Textual
Studies team and others, consulting with project stakeholders and
potential stakeholders, and liaising with other INKE researchers
located in North America and the UK. The fellow will be expected teach
a light course load in the Faculty of Information and the
collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture, to be
remunerated in addition to the fellowship’s salary.

The successful candidate will have skills and aptitudes in
humanities-oriented research, textual studies and book
history/bibliography, 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 INKE projects are as follows: TEI
P5 ; XML, XSLT, XSL and XHTML encoding; XQuery; eXist XML databases;
JavaScript; and Ruby on Rails.  Experience in some or all technologies
in use in INKE-related projects and similar areas would be an asset,
but is not a requirement, though hands-on aptitude with -- as distinct
from merely interest in -- 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
inke.ischool at utoronto.ca. The contract can begin as early as 1
September 2010; it is for a one-year term, with the possibility of
renewal. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Interviews may be conducted via Skype, or in person at the Congress of
the Humanities and Social Sciences (Montréal), the Digital Humanities
Summer Institute (Victoria), and other venues at which INKE team
members are present.  Applications will be reviewed until the position
is filled.


        Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:51:18 +0000
        From: Bill Kapralos <Bill.Kapralos at uoit.ca>
        Subject: Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Interactive Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering and the Play:CES studio in the Faculty of
Education at York University, Toronto, Ontario are seeking applicants
for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Computer Science and Engineering,
beginning as soon as February 1, 2010 and ending April 1, 2011.

The applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by
Dr. Jen Jenson, Faculty of Education at York University and will be
co-supervised by Dr. Jenson and Dr. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger. In the
collaborative project, the applicant will participate in a major role in
an intensive work for theorizing and implementing innovative software
development projects, relating both to digital game development and
qualitative research. These include, primarily, a multi-media database
for use by researchers, for uploading, synchronizing and analyzing
multiple strands of qualitative and quantitative research data
(including sound, video, text transcripts, and surveys) for a research
project on Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) players and
communities. Other potential projects include educational game
development for either the iPhone/iPod Touch and/or Flash.

Applicants must have finished or be demonstrably close to finishing a
relevant PhD. Fluency in both written and spoken English is necessary.
The successful applicant should have extensive experience with web
development and on-line database systems. A proven track record that
demonstrates high-quality work is necessary. Familiarity and/or fluency
with some tools for digital game development on hand-held devices or WWW
pages is also desired. Competency with game tool and knowledge
of/enthusiasm for independent, casual, small-scale games and game
development is a bonus.

Please send a brief letter of application, including a curriculum vitae,
and digital portfolio (in PDF format or as WWW links) to Wolfgang
Stuerzlinger <wolfgang at cse.yorku.ca>. Three reference letters should be
sent independently to the same address. We will begin reviewing
applications immediately.

The Interactive Systems Research Group is a rich community of students,
researchers, and faculty investigating many aspects of Human Computer
Interaction, 3D User Interfaces and Virtual Reality in Toronto. The
group is one of the largest Human-Computer Interaction research groups
in Canada. It is based within the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering, and has established connections with many other disciplines
at York, including the world-renowned Centre for Vision Research, which
also hosts the strongest Virtual Reality research group in Canada. This
forms an ideal environment for young researchers.

The Play:CES studio in the Faculty of Education has produced over 10
play-based educational software resources. These include “Ethics and
Legal Studies in Education”, an online tutorial for teachers-in-training
to learn the ethical and legal issues facing classroom teachers;
“Contagion”, a health-related adventure game, for which we developed one
of the first isometric game engines for Flash; and, more recently,
“Quest for the Arundo Donax: A Baroque Adventure”, a game commissioned
by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra to teach music and culture through
historically-themed rhythm and music mini-games. The studio is also home
to a number of qualitative research projects that explore the
intersections of digital play, education (both formal and informal), and
issues around gender and identity.


Bill Kapralos, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. L1H 7K4
Phone: 905-721-8668 x2882
Fax: 905-721-3167
bill.kapralos at uoit.ca

FuturePlay @ GDC Canada 2009

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