[Humanist] 25.869 jobs at Alberta, Brown

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Tue Apr 3 07:18:32 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 869.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Ashton, Andrew" <andrew_ashton at brown.edu>                (69)
        Subject: Job: Data Visualization Coordinator, Brown University

  [2]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (28)
        Subject: Job Posting: Project Manager, Canadian Writing Research

        Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:38:16 -0400
        From: "Ashton, Andrew" <andrew_ashton at brown.edu>
        Subject: Job: Data Visualization Coordinator, Brown University Library

In the fall 2012, the Brown University Library will open a state-of-the-art
Digital Scholarship Lab, which will feature a high-resolution tiled video
display wall, surround sound, and the ability to interact with the wall
using peripheral devices. The Digital Scholarship Lab will provide the
facilities for scholars across the disciplines to engage with research data
using advanced visualization software, to examine and compare
high-resolution digital content, and to experience audiovisual media in a
setting unique on Brown’s campus. The Lab will complement other
visualization resources on campus, including the Center for Computing and
Visualization’s CAVE and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

The Data Visualization Coordinator oversees the operation of the Digital
Scholarship Lab (DSL) and identifies, installs, and supports software to
facilitate information visualization across multiple disciplines within the
context of the DSL. The position is responsible for providing instruction
and outreach to faculty, students, and interdisciplinary campus groups in
their use of the DSL, and will support individual and course-based
visualization projects. S/He provides leadership in developing
visualization services in concert with complementary services on campus and
responds to student and faculty teaching and learning needs as well as
research computing strategies as they make use of the DSL. The position
reports to the Director of Library Digital Technologies and is a member of
the Center for Digital Scholarship within the Brown University Library.


   - Ensures that the DSL space and equipment are fully functional and
   accessible to campus users
   - Advises, supports, and trains students and faculty from all academic
   disciplines in the visualization of data
   - Leads workshops and training sessions on information visualization
   tools and techniques, in the context of the DSL
   - Identifies, installs, and supports relevant software packages
   - Advises on specifications for DSL equipment and rendering hardware
   - Maintains a current awareness of emerging trends in data visualization

   - Creates guides and interfaces to enhance the usability of data within
   the DSL
   - Supports the development of research proposals for external funding
   for visualization activities
   - Collaborates on projects in the Center for Digital Scholarship and
   other library units as needed


   - Master’s degree in a field related to information visualization or
   equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference for a second
   advanced degree in a related field
   - At least three years of experience working in the area of information
   visualization or demonstrated technical experience in a related area
   - Ability to work with data from a variety of sources (e.g., XML,
   relational databases, web services)
   - Experience with at least one or more programming languages (e.g., C,
   C++, Java, Perl, Python, R, Processing)
   - Experience with data visualization tools and programming libraries
   - Previous experience supporting information visualization in a research
   - Experience working with scientific data; geospatial/geo-referenced
   data collections
   - Knowledge of data presentation technologies and interactive touch
   - Ability to work effectively with large data sets
   - Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
   - Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

To apply for this position (JOB #B01394), please visit Brown’s Online
Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application
online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents
should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of
three references. Review of applications will continue until the position
is filled. *Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action

Andrew Ashton
Director of Digital Technologies
Brown University Library

        Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 20:55:47 -0400
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: Job Posting: Project Manager, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory

The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) seeks a dynamic 
project manager to play a vital role in developing an innovative online 
infrastructure for literary scholars at the University of Alberta in 

CWRC is producing a virtual research environment for the study of 
writing in Canada, in partnership with other open-source software 
initiatives and with literary researchers. It is building a repository, 
a layer of services for the production, use, and analysis of repository 
and federated materials, and a user interface that integrates those 
services. Information about the project and the research it supports is 
available at www.cwrc.ca.

The project manager is a fully engaged participant in project 
development work. A dedicated team member comfortable with both relevant 
technologies and a humanities research context, the holder of this 
position manages the development process, assists in developing 
specifications for contract work and partnership agreements, coordinates 
user needs analysis, oversees the conversion and ingestion of donated 
data, and manages one or more subprojects in the software development 
process. Working closely with the project leader and two other staff 
members, the manager represents the project to the University, project 
partners, and external communities.

This is an academic position with full benefits for a minimum of two 
years. Details can be found at: 
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110417061/  Applications 
will be accepted until Monday, April 16th, 2012.

Susan Brown
CWRC project leader

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