[Humanist] 29.229 jobs: research fellow at Cologne; data curator at Santa Barbara

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 229.
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  [1]   From:    Andreas Berger <andreas.berger at uni-koeln.de>              (83)
        Subject: Job opening in Cologne: Research Fellow

  [2]   From:    Alan Liu <ayliu at english.ucsb.edu>                         (29)
        Subject: job posting for Humanist list

        Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:31:01 +0200
        From: Andreas Berger <andreas.berger at uni-koeln.de>
        Subject: Job opening in Cologne: Research Fellow

Dear all,

apologies for cross-posting - this is to inform you about a job  
opening at the Thomas-Institute in Cologne, related to the Digital  
Averroes Research Environment (DARE).

Should you have any questions, please don`t hesitate to contact me.  
And, of course: please circulate widely!

Thanks a lot, and best wishes from Cologne!

Jop opening: Research Fellow (75% TVL 13, 3 years) in Digital  
Humanities to enhance and develop a virtual research environment in  
cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Institute.

The position is tied to a project and limited to a period of three  
years, during which the existing digital infrastructure of the Digital  
Averroes Research Environment (DARE) is to be enhanced with a  
prototype of an automated layout recognizance tool, which is to be  
developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IAIS. Furthermore,  
additional advanced solutions especially for the research  
environment`s user interface and search engine are to be created.

The Research Fellow in Digital Humanities will be responsible for  
maintaining, developing and enhancing the DARE virtual research  
environment. Including:
-Maintenance and new solutions for existing Front End and Back End
-Managing the data server and the ever expanding TEI-xml based files
-Development focus on User Interface and enhanced search algorithms

Furthermore, the Research Fellow is to cooperate with the Fraunhofer  
IAIS in developing automated layout recognizance options for an  
existing, manual annotation tool, including:
-Providing sophisticated test case scenarios from existing database of  
mediaeval manuscript material
-Integrating and testing of prototypes in the DARE infrastructure

Necessary Qualifications:
-University degree in a humanities discipline and/or in the field of  
information technology, and experience in historical research;
-Expertise in working methods in the digital humanities:
-Metadata standards, especially the TEI
-Content management systems (Drupal 7)
-Programming languages (PHP, JavaScript,CoffeeScript)
-Markup languages (XML, HTML)
-Search engines / information retrieval (Apache Solr, Lucene)
-Linux-Administration (Debian, LAMP via CLI, git/svn)
-Compiling (Free Pascal)
-Experience in data modelling and data management
-At least basic knowledge of mediaeval material philology
-Good contacts in the networks of the Digital Humanities and the  
ability to develop humanities research infrastructures and research  
projects with partners at other institutions and in other disciplines
-A very good command of written and spoken English or German

Desired Qualifications:
-Language skills in Latin (and/or Hebrew and/or Arabic)
-Experience in preparing grant applications
-Experience in web design

Administrative Details:
The Thomas-Institute welcomes applications from scholars from all  
around the world, provided the applicants are willing to relocate to  
Cologne for the duration of the project. The Thomas-Institute is a  
family-friendly, equal opportunity employer and allows for flexible  
working hours and a measure of telework.
The position is advertised for 30 hours per week (75% of standard  
working time) and salary according to TVL-13. The contract will cover  
a time frame of 36 months; a possible further employment will be  
depending on future successful grant applications.

Please submit your application (CV, list of publications and/or work  
samples, links to online projects, certification of degrees earned,  
references) as one PDF (5 MB maximum) along with a separate cover  
letter of one page that briefly outlines your experience and  
qualifications by email to:
andreas.berger at uni-koeln.de
by September 20th, 2015.

Should you have questions about the position, please contact Andreas  
Berger via E-Mail or Telephone (0049 221 470 2391).

Interviews can be conducted via Skype. Should you prefer this, please  
indicate so in your cover letter.

We are looking forward to your application!

Andreas Berger, M.A.

Universität zu Köln / University of Cologne
Universitätsstraße 22
50 923 Köln / Cologne, Germany

Tel. +49 - (0)221 - 470 2391

        Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:50:14 -0700
        From: Alan Liu <ayliu at english.ucsb.edu>
        Subject: job posting for Humanist list

Humanities Data Curator job opening
University of California at Santa Barbara

The University of California library has posted a call for a "Humanities
Data Curator" with "responsibility for the planning, implementation, and
ongoing production of digital collections and scholarly initiatives in
support of digital humanities scholarship and artistic production on

The position calls for someone who "actively manages data produced by
humanities scholars on campus, as well as data acquired by the Library, and
ensures ongoing sustainable preservation and access through metadata
creation and data discovery tools development"; who "participates in the
development, evaluation, education, and implementation of metadata
policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with
engaged campus stakeholders"; who helps "provide research data consultation
to campus data creators"; and who understands "the ways in which humanities
scholars conduct research in this new era of data sharing, including using
new computational methods of analysis (for example, text-mining, topic
modeling, social network analysis, or mapping and visualization)."

Requirements include: an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent experience in one
or more fields relevant to library services in data curation; significant
relevant experience working with digital humanities projects; and
demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data
curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data access
(including open access). An advanced degree in the humanities or related
field is preferred.

Applications due by October 16, 2015.

For the full job call with additional details on responsibilities,
requirements, and the nature of the position, see

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