[Humanist] 24.842 jobs: postdoc at INKE

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 842.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 20:09:28 +0100
        From: Richard Cunningham <rdc1 at eastlink.ca>
        Subject: Post-doc opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow in the History and Future of the Book (2011-12,

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. 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’s work
will bridge between digital humanities and the history of books and reading,
collaborating with INKE’s Textual Studies team, 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. The successful
candidate should also have first-hand experience with , XML/HTML (and
related technologies), PHP, and MySQL. Familiarity with TEI P5 and
JavaScript would also be considered assets.

Our current team members pride themselves on a passionate interest in both
the history and future of books and reading. 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 
2011; 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, Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences (Fredericton), and other venues at which INKE team members
are present.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


The ad sits at this address:

Thanks for your help,
Richard Cunningham,
on behalf of the INKE - Textual Studies team

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