[Humanist] 27.230 jobs: postdocs at TAMU, Alabama; research programmer at Perseus

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Tue Jul 23 05:39:38 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 230.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Maura Ives" <m-ives at neo.tamu.edu>                        (80)
        Subject: Position Announcement:  Postdoctoral Research Associate in
                Digital Humanities at IDHMC, Texas A&M

  [2]   From:    Lisa Cerrato <lisa.cerrato at TUFTS.EDU>                     (21)
        Subject: Job Opening at the Perseus Digital Library

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (39)
        Subject: DH Postdoc at University of Alabama

        Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:54:23 -0500
        From: "Maura Ives" <m-ives at neo.tamu.edu>
        Subject: Position Announcement:  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities at IDHMC, Texas A&M

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, in partnership
with the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, announces a
postdoctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2013-2014 in the area
of digital humanities. This position is in association with the Advanced
Research Consortium (ARC) and 18thConnect. This is a one-year appointment
sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Strategic Planning Grant. The
position will begin on September 1, 2013.

Joining a team of faculty, alternate academic staff, and graduate students,
our research associate will be immersed in the scholarly communication
community. He or she will help organize academic peer review of digital
projects, work with large humanities data sets, and become part of the
discussion of humanities metadata standards. ARC is the umbrella
organization for multiple digital research nodes, accessed through the web
-NINES, 18thConnect, MESA - that contain resources spanning the bulk of
existing Western documents, from medieval times to the early 20th-century.
Each ARC node contains data about historical documents, scanned page images
(with text transcriptions), scholarly research, and open-source teaching and
research tools (Juxta, TypeWright). Our research associate will also be
involved in the development and promotion of existing and future ARC
applications, including Collex (a COLLections and Exhibits builder), Juxta,
TypeWright, Aletheia Web, Cobre, and edition builder software. Our research
associate will be expected to explore the implications of emerging
humanities research paradigms through his or her own research as well as by
working collaboratively with the IDHMC and ARC team to nurture and develop
the future of ARC. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who can
critically engage issues of scholarly communication in the academy, digital
scholarship, and the improvement of metadata standards for humanities
fields, while also managing projects and working collaboratively with a
large team. The IDHMC expects our research fellow to continue to keep up
with disciplinary research and digital humanities professionalization, and
we will support these efforts with limited travel funding.

Our research associate will share in a set of responsibilities that include
the following: 

.         Collaborate with ARC node teams at multiple institutions to
aggregate and index period-specific metadata.

.         Assist the ARC team in negotiation with content providers, major
institutions, and proprietary data holders.

.         Assist the ARC team in the maintenance and improvement of the ARC
catalog (catalog.ar-c.org) and Solr indexer. Collaborate with the ARC
project manager to design and develop structured training for new project

.         Help to ensure the sustainability of the ARC organization by
investigating and instigating an archive of ARC development and business. 

.         Help to ensure the sustainability of all ARC nodes by researching
and proposing solutions to untenable software. Evaluate metadata standards
in the humanities community and participate in the proposal of new

.         Help to manage the open-source efforts for COLLEX and other
ARC-developed applications.

.         Coordinate outreach activities for ARC at major disciplinary

.         Coordinate outreach activities for ARC and the nodes through
social media and blogging platforms. 

.         Perform other duties as required.

PhD in humanities or social sciences field required. Experience with digital
humanities research methods required. 

Some project management experience preferred;  experience in developing or
working on an archive, metadata standards (preferably able to handle
variations of Dublin Core metadata), and database and repository 

manipulation preferred.

To apply for this job,  please visit TAMU's  JobPath website at

For more information,  please contact Laura Mandell,  Director,  IDHMC (
idhmc at tamu dot edu).

--Maura Ives,  Professor 
Associate Director,  IDHMC
Department of English
Texas A&M University
349 LAAH Building
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843


        Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:16:16 -0400
        From: Lisa Cerrato <lisa.cerrato at TUFTS.EDU>
        Subject: Job Opening at the Perseus Digital Library

Dear listmembers,

Please redistribute and repost!

The Perseus Digital Library  is now accepting applications for an 
Associate Research Programmer:
 http://sites.tufts.edu/perseusupdates/2013/07/22/job-opening-at-perseus-associate-research-programmer/ .

The associate research programmer will play a key part in the 
development of the Perseids Platform for collaborative editing, learning 
and publication. This new project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation under the direction of Perseus Associate Editor, Assistant 
Professor Marie-Claire Beaulieu.

More on Perseids is here: 

Interested applicants are asked to visit the links above for further 

Follow up questions may be directed to lisa.cerrato at tufts.edu 
<mailto:lisa.cerrato at tufts.edu>.

Thank you!

Lisa M. Cerrato
Managing Editor
Perseus Digital Library

        Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:17:33 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: DH Postdoc at University of Alabama
        In-Reply-To: <EF18EFDF5F1D194B89DD8AFBA007B2CD0223CD0C32D6 at MAIL1.ua-net.ua.edu>

On 2013-07-22 12:32 PM, "Drouin, Jennifer" <jennifer.drouin at ua.edu> wrote:

>The Alabama Digital Humanities Center at the University of Alabama
>(http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities) is pleased to invite
>applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Digital
>Humanities. The Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC) is a vibrant and
>dynamic community of over 80 faculty and staff members and a
>collaborative workspace created and maintained by the University
>Libraries. The post-doctoral fellow will hold a joint appointment in the
>University Libraries and the English Department in the College of Arts &
>Sciences. The fellowship offers the successful candidate support for
>independent research combined with the opportunity to play a leadership
>role in the expansion of the digital humanities community at the
>University of Alabama.
>The successful candidate will begin the fellowship in August of 2013,
>with a 24-month appointment through the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
>The fellow will conduct his or her own research and work in conjunction
>with the ADHC staff to promote and develop the digital humanities
>community on campus. The fellow will deliver presentations on his or her
>research and on digital humanities topics more generally to University of
>Alabama faculty and will provide leadership in identifying,
>understanding, and evaluating emerging technologies based on their
>pedagogical, presentation, and research uses.
>The committee welcomes all applicants with an active research agenda in
>English or a related discipline. The successful applicant will have
>attained a Ph.D. by June 2013 and will bring an active research project
>whose strong digital component could serve as a model for other faculty
>at the University of Alabama. The applicant should demonstrate an ability
>to engage broadly with digital humanities as an interdisciplinary
>community of scholars.
>Candidates should consult the full position description posted at
>http://www.lib.ua.edu/digitalhumanities/post-doc and then apply at
>http://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Thomas C.
>Wilson, Search Committee Chair, tcwilson at ua.edu. Review of applications
>will begin July 24, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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