[Humanist] 28.470 fellowship in Milan; postdoc at Emory

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 470.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti at unicatt.it>      (35)
        Subject: Job Announcement: Research Fellowship in Milan (Italy)

  [2]   From:    "Melton, Sarah Van Horn" <smelton at emory.edu>              (10)
        Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

        Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:51:34 +0000
        From: Passarotti Marco Carlo <marco.passarotti at unicatt.it>
        Subject: Job Announcement: Research Fellowship in Milan (Italy)
        In-Reply-To: <1415094621625.58476 at unicatt.it>

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Fellowship in Milan (Italy)

The CIRCSE Research Centre, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term Research Fellow position in the area of language resources and natural language processing.

The CIRCSE Research Centre (http://centridiricerca.unicatt.it/circse_index.html) is the official acknowledgement of the former GIRCSE, which was founded by father Roberto Busa SJ, the author of the Index Thomisticus and one of the pioneers in humanities computing.
The research centre hosts the Index Thomisticus Treebank project and maintains a number of NLP tools and language resources, mostly for Classical languages.

The successful candidate will manage the computer science related aspects of the CIRCSE research activities and projects.
In particular, the candidate will develop/re-use software to support research activity in the area of text analysis, implementation and exploitation of language resources such as treebanks and lexica. She/he will be in charge of the processing pipeline for storing, analyzing, retrieving and annotating digital collections, including (but not limited to) literary and philosophical texts written in Classical languages.

- programming skills: C++ or Java, Python or Perl
- regular expressions
- good knowledge of English

- PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computational Linguistics
- setup and usage of SQL and no-SQL DB systems
- processing semi-structured data (for instance, XQuery)
- basic administration of an Apache web server
- designing and developing web-based applications
- methods and tools for natural language processing
- attested research experience in computational linguistics and, particularly, in developing language resources
- basics of theoretical linguistics

- duration: the post is available for up to two years (1 year + 1 year)
- salary for the first year: 19,370 Euros (1,470 monthly, after taxes)
- starting date: February 1st, 2015

The full announcement and the application form can be downloaded at http://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-assegni-di-ricerca-legge-240-2010-art-22-presentazione-1122.
See under "Selection procedures to assign" (http://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-Bando_1284_inglese.pdf) to access the text of the announcement: the job description is reported at page 2.
See under "Application form" (http://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-Domanda_e_dich._sost._in_inglese.doc) to download the application form.


Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.
Informal enquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. Marco Passarotti (marco.passarotti at unicatt.it).


        Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 21:41:38 +0000
        From: "Melton, Sarah Van Horn" <smelton at emory.edu>
        Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
        In-Reply-To: <1415094621625.58476 at unicatt.it>


I wanted to pass along this announcement that we've just posted at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship:

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities Publishing beginning September 1, 2015. The position is available for one year with a possible renewal for a second year at the discretion of the ECDS. We welcome candidates who hold (or will hold by May 2015) a PhD in an interdisciplinary humanities field and, given the scope of the fellow’s duties (below), a terminal degree in music. Expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody is preferred. Applicants should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013, and should have experience with scholarly digital humanities projects. We particularly encourage candidates whose digital humanities experience includes editing and publishing digital scholarly editions and who possess an awareness of recent technological developments in digital scholarly editing and publishing.

The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence at Emory University. The stipend for the fellow is $50,000 annually (plus benefits). The fellow’s duties will include coordinating the editing and annotation of a digital scholarly edition featuring an exemplary text drawn from the corpus of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody. The fellow will also coordinate the development and adaptation of a tool to facilitate the publication of an edition of this work. The fellow will work with a competitively selected group of scholars to supervise the editing of a series of digital scholarly editions in the area of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody focusing on the renowned collection of Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library. The fellow will report to the co-directors of the ECDS.

More information can be found here:


All best,

Sarah Melton
Digital Projects Coordinator
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

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