[Humanist] 25.891 jobs at Stanford and at Colorado-Boulder

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 891.
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  [1]   From:    Matthew Jockers <mjockers at stanford.edu>                   (31)
        Subject: Job in the Stanford Literary Lab

  [2]   From:    Lori Emerson <lori.emerson at gmail.com>                     (34)
        Subject: Two-Year Research Fellowship in Digital Curation, University
                of Colorado Boulder

        Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 06:41:04 -0700
        From: Matthew Jockers <mjockers at stanford.edu>
        Subject: Job in the Stanford Literary Lab

Research Associate in Digital Humanities and Computational Criticism.
Salary $60,000- $70,000
The Literary Lab in the English Department seeks to fill a 75-100% FTE, one-year, fixed-term position (with possible renewal) in Digital Humanities and Computational Criticism, starting September 1, 2012. This position reports directly to the Faculty Director of the Lit Lab. The candidate is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and execution of various research projects.
The Lit Lab discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. It is open to all students and faculty at Stanford – and, on a more ad hoc basis, to students and faculty from other institutions. It engages in a variety of projects, ranging from dissertation chapters to individual and group publications, lectures, courses, conference panels, and even short books. Typically, research takes the form of a group “experiment,” and extends over a period of one or two years.
The candidate coordinates the Literary Lab research activities and projects, including workshops, tutorials, grant writing in consultation with the faculty Director and associated projects; and provides the needed programming support.
· Consults with faculty, post-doctoral and doctoral students on research projects
· Implements existing technology solutions and/or writes ad hoc software programs
· Parses and formats corpora to various forms of data visualization and analysis
· Serves as a co-author of research papers and other publications
· Teaches workshops as part of the Literary Lab’s outreach
· Coordinates, trains, and supervises undergraduate research assistants
· Organizes conferences, including guest speakers and travel
· Attends and presents at conferences
· Assists with allocation of financial resources and provides financial tracking
· Produces required reports to external and internal funding sources
A Ph.D. degree is required, with dissertation filing no later than August 2012. The work of the Literary Lab develops at the interface of Literary History and Computer Science and, therefore, qualified candidates may come from either discipline, though proficiency in both is highly desirable. Experience in text mining and/or corpus linguistics/natural language processing is required. Must possess expertise, familiarity, or willingness to learn computational techniques in humanities research, including software programs such as Tableau, Gephi, R, SPSS, TEI-XML, MySql, and Python. Candidates must have programming experience and must be eager to learn new software programs and adapt to the research projects of the Literary Lab as needed.

The work requires close collaboration with humanities faculty and researchers, therefore the candidate must have experience in coordinating diverse project teams, consisting of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and proactively work with all team members.
Qualified applicants should send 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a brief statement of research interests, and 3) names and contact information of three references to Franco Moretti (moretti at stanford.edu) no later than May 9, 2012.

Matthew Jockers
Stanford University

        Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:17:56 -0600
        From: Lori Emerson <lori.emerson at gmail.com>
        Subject: Two-Year Research Fellowship in Digital Curation, University of Colorado Boulder

*Two-Year Research Fellowship in Digital Curation
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder

 We are seeking to hire a research fellow with a degree in Library and/or
Information Science, or an arts, humanities or social science discipline in
which the candidate has acquired significant research and practical
expertise in the area of digital curation. The ideal candidate should
provide evidence of past practical experience in digital curation and
possess a clear research and/or creative work agenda in which digital
curation is the central activity. We seek to hire someone who has earned a
graduate degree within the past three years that emphasizes digital
archiving, preservation and curation. A Ph.D. is preferred, but strong
candidates with M.A. or M.S. degrees also will be considered.

During his/her tenure as a digital curation fellow, the person hired will:
1) curate an original or collaborative project on campus; 2) make
occasional campus presentations about the subject of digital curation and
its value across disciplines;  (3) conduct a graduate seminar, open to
graduate students from multiple disciplines, surveying research and best
practices within the field of digital curation; and (4) advise faculty and
administrators on the development of curriculum in the field of digital

The person hired would provide outreach to various constituencies on
campus, particularly visual artists, musicians, journalists, filmmakers,
librarians, museum curators and archivists who seek to acquire curation
skills for creating digital archives of primary data (image, sound,
text), and for accessing, analyzing, and presenting such data.

The salary would be US $50,000 per year for a two-year contract. Full
faculty benefits would be provided for the period of the contract.

Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and will continue until
the position is filled. For guidelines on applying, go to: www.jobsatcu.com.
The job posting number is: 817241

The University of Colorado Boulder is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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