[Humanist] 25.383 job at Rice in ephemera

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 383.
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        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:11:42 -0400
        From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Job opening: Rice ephemera archive post-doctoral fellow


I'm posting this for a colleague. For inquiries, please use the Rice contact
information below.
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Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral fellow

Position: A two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao
Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, with the possibility to extend
for an additional year.  Stipend: $40,000 per year, plus benefits.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Responsibilities:
(1) Interested in research with ephemera and interested in developing new
protocols and methods for storing and sharing ephemera.
- Develop a theme for a series of conferences.
(2) Develop a long term strategy for organizational and individual
contributions to the archive
- Negotiate agreements with organizers, scholars, libraries and universities
- Report to Luce foundation twice a year.
(3) Collaborating with Fondren Center for Digital Scholarship
administrative, research and technical staff.
- Work with the coordinator for digital archives to assess the usability of
tools and

practices used by archivists to review and process born-digital materials.
(4) Organize student field researchers.
- Teach basic research methods.
- Oversee student research.
(5) Develop technical web interface to facilitate archive submissions.
- Handle variations in Dublincore metadata.
- Work with programmers on the interface.
- Remain aware of developing technology issues

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences
discipline.  Experience with humanities and social science research methods.
Recommended Qualifications: Experience in ephemera collections, particularly
advertisements.  Experience in developing or working on an archive.
Preferred skills: Chinese language, in particular.  Other Asian language
skills.

Application: Applicants may submit their application electronically to
chaoctr at rice.edu. All other applicants are requested to mail three letters
of reference, one hard copy of a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), a
cover letter and a current CV.  Cover letters should discuss applicants
interest in developing and pioneering a digital ephemera archive.

Meagan Williams
Chao Center for Asian Studies (MS-475)
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892 USA
Email address: chaoctr at rice.edu <mailto:chaoctr at rice.edu> <chaoctr at rice.edu>

Specific questions may be emailed to the Assistant Director of the Chao
Center, Meagan Williams, at chaoctr at rice.edu.

About the University: Rice is a member of the Association of American
Universities, which includes the 62 top research institutions in North
America. Its endowment per student is sixth-largest among American private
research universities, and its small size (about 3,100 undergraduates)
encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and
professors (our median undergraduate class-size is 14). We have students
from all 50 states and from 81 countries, and many of them participate in
cutting-edge research guided by world class faculty in the humanities,
social sciences, engineering and natural sciences.
Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women
and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

- Jennifer

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Jennifer Vinopal / vinopal at nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
5th floor south, Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
v: 212.998.2522
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