[Humanist] 26.36 jobs: research developer at King's London; lecturer at UCD

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 36.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Judith Wusteman <Judith.Wusteman at ucd.ie>                  (30)
        Subject: lectureship

  [2]   From:    Peter Stokes <peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk>                     (25)
        Subject: Vacancy: Research Developer,Digital Resource for
                Palaeography (DigiPal)

        Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 08:37:41 +0100
        From: Judith Wusteman <Judith.Wusteman at ucd.ie>
        Subject: lectureship

UCD College of Human Sciences
UCD School of Information and Library Studies
Lecturer in Information (Above the Bar)
5-year fixed-term appointment
Ref: 005197

Applicants are invited for a fixed-term 5-year appointment as Lecturer in Information, UCD School of Information and Library Studies.

The appointee will contribute significantly to the quality expansion of research in one or more of the following areas:  health information, metadata&  classification, information systems design and evaluation, social computing, user experience design, information design, digital youth, management in information organizations, digital libraries, information architecture, data science and/or related topics regarding the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures.  Furthermore, in addition to research, s/he will also be required to participate effectively in the School’s educational programmes.

Applicants should note it is anticipated interviews for this post will be held in September 2012, with a view to an appointee commencing in January 2013.

2010 Lecturer Scale (above the bar): €50,807 - €81,452 per annum
2011 Lecturer Scale (above the bar): €45,728 - €73,307 per annum*
* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011
Appointment will be made on the minimum of the scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Further details including a complete Job Description and guidelines on how to apply on line for this appointment are available at:www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/
Closing date:  23.30hrs on Monday 16th  July 2012
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.  Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Dr Judith Wusteman
UCD School of Information and Library Studies
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 7612
Fax: +353 1 716 1161
URL: http://www.ucd.ie/wusteman

        Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 14:09:26 +0100
        From: Peter Stokes <peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Vacancy: Research Developer,Digital Resource for Palaeography (DigiPal)

With apologies for cross-posting, we are looking to recruit a full-time developer to work for two years on the DigiPal project at King's College London (http://digipal.eu). A summary and links to further details are below, but please feel free to contact me directly with informal questions.

Best wishes,


Research Developer: Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic (DigiPal)
Full-time contract for immediate start until 30 June 2014
Closing date: 10/6/2012

The Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), King's College London is looking for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to work as a developer on the research project “Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic” (DigiPal: http://digipal.eu/), which is funded by the European Research Council. The position will involve designing and developing computer tools and methods to facilitate digital scholarship in the study of medieval and ancient handwriting and documents. 

The successful candidate for this position will have wide experience in modelling structured data and developing tools to search, query, retrieve and display them using relational databases and related technologies; in designing, writing and modifying programs which facilitate content creation; and collaborating in the development of integrated interfaces for web publication.

Experience in creating and manipulating structured data with a range of RDB-related and web-delivery standards and technologies (SQL, Django/Python, Javascript/JQuery) is essential. Familiarity with ontologies, text processing techniques and standards-compliant XHTML and CSS is highly desirable, as is experience in the modelling of humanities data, especially that relating to manuscripts and documents.

In addition you will need to have an understanding of how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences and you will be expected to make a contribution to the departmental research profile. The successful candidate will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.


The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Further information

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Peter Stokes on +44(0)20 7848 2813, or via email at peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk.

Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11761 . All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAV/478/12-JM.

Dr Peter Stokes
Senior Lecturer
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
Room 210, 2nd Floor
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk

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