[Humanist] 25.354 jobs at TAMU & Hamburg

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Oct 8 09:49:24 CEST 2011


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 354.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (57)
        Subject: job at Hamburg

  [2]   From:    Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>                   (43)
        Subject: software developer at TAMU


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        Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:17:07 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: job at Hamburg

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Faculty: 5 — Humanities
Department: European Languages and Literatures (SLM II)
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Greek and Latin Philology (IGrLatPhil)

Upon funding approval the university will have a position open for a
research associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)
— salary group 13 TV-L — with starting date: immediately within Special 
Research Area 950 “Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe”.
The position calls for 39 hours per week. The short-term contract will 
end on 30-vi-2015 (see also § 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law 
(Wissenschaftszeitver-tragsgesetz)).

The university intends to increase the number of women amongst its 
academic per-sonnel and expressly encourages qualified women to apply. 
In compliance with the Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, preference will be 
given to qualified female appli-cants.

Responsibilities:

The research associate’s duties include academic service within 
Scientific Service Project Z01 “Methods of analyzing manuscripts for 
recovering lost writing”.

Area(s) of Responsibility:

This service project will provide imaging of manuscripts that have been 
compromised through damage or intentional modifications for the 
multidisciplinary Special Re-search Area. Such manuscript pages will be 
digitised using special imaging systems, and the methods for evaluating 
and visualising the captured data shall be improved. The tasks include 
carrying out imaging campaigns in European and extra-European libraries, 
managing and extending the digitisation equipment, and independant 
de-velopment and improvement of open source software used in visualising 
the digital images in close cooperation with the scholarly users of 
these digital images.
The focus of this particular position falls within information 
technology and particularly requires knowledge in the processing, 
evaluation and visualisation of data from two-dimensional imaging 
applications.

Requirements:

Academic degree in one of the above academic subject areas qualifying 
the holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. Major in 
information science or expe-rience in the area of image processing 
development (such as e.g. multispectral im-age analysis).

Suitable software programming skills (C, C++/Java).

Knowledge of the basics of photography would be a plus.

Mobility and the readiness to work towards practical results in an 
interdisciplinary team and to travel internationally for the imaging 
work in libraries.

Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

Application dossiers (application letter, curriculum vitae, degree 
certificate(s), etc.) are to be submitted to Prof. Dr. Michael 
Friedrich, Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, 
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost, D-20146 Hamburg by: 15-x-2011.

For more information please contact Prof. Christian Brockmann 
(christian.brockmann @uni-hamburg.de) or check the following website 
 http://www.manuscript-cultures. uni-hamburg.de/sfb/index_e.html .

-- 
Professor Willard McCarty, Department of Digital Humanities, King's
College London; Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western
Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org);
Editor, Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/



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        Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:14:25 -0500
        From: Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>
        Subject: software developer at TAMU


The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture seeks to hire a
lead programmer at Texas A&M University.  The job is posted at the Texas A&M
site, NOV #120027, at this permanent url:
tamujobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=198458 --

WANTED:
Lead Software Applications Developer

Lead technical person on teams with faculty members, librarians, technical
and humanities graduate students, and others in the area of digital
humanities (DH) to enhance and create DH projects. Supports scholars in a
wide range of academic disciplines including literature, history, art and
architecture, archaeology, communications as well as computer science
researchers exploring the state of the art in digital libraries, web-scale
information storage and retrieval, and computer human interaction. Works
closely with faculty members in order to design interactive web applications
that support their research. Understands the goals of the humanities
researchers in order to build software that enables them to work more
effectively, manage digital collections of cultural-heritage materials, and
present their research to scholarly and popular audiences. Develops open
source software, using and extending existing applications. Functions as the
lead technical person on teams with faculty members, librarians, technical
and humanities graduate students, and others in the area of digital
humanities (DH) to enhance and create DH projects. Supports scholars in a
wide range of academic disciplines including literature, history, art and
architecture, archaeology, communications as well as computer science
researchers exploring the state of the art in digital libraries, web-scale
information storage and retrieval, and computer human interaction. Supports
the IDHMC Director (Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture)
in offering workshops, demonstrations, and a central web site that will
announce events and index information for faculty working in digital media.
Assists in providing information about digital humanities topics such as
open source tools, XML/TEI markup, sustainability of digital artifacts, and
other topics that raise awareness and promote collaborations among
humanities scholars, faculty in technical disciplines, and other humanities
and technical personnel. Other duties as required

More information is available online: http://t
amujobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=198458

-- 
Laura Mandell
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Professor, English
Texas A&M University
MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227





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