[Humanist] 23.608 postdoc at INKE; jobs at King's College London

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Fri Jan 29 07:32:07 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 608.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>                    (24)
        Subject: Three jobs at King's College London (CCH)

  [2]   From:    Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>        (60)
        Subject: Post-doc sought

        Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:14:37 +0000
        From: "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Three jobs at King's College London (CCH)

Job posting: three Project Research Associates required

[With apologies for cross-posting]

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 URLs:


Paul Spence
Project Manager (Digital Text)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane

paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:21:41 +0000
        From: Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>
        Subject: Post-doc sought

With apologies for cross-posting, please circulate this to anyone you  
believe might be interested and qualified.

A pdf of the ad is attached, and we would ask you to post it where  
qualified applicants might see it.  Thank you.

   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.

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