[Humanist] 29.528 asst professorship at Utrecht; MA/PhD studentships at Saskatchewan

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 528.
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  [1]   From:    Kruif, J. de (José) <J.deKruif at uu.nl>                    (54)
        Subject: Position Assistant professor Digital Humanities and Cultural
                History Utrecht University

  [2]   From:    "Robinson, Peter" <peter.robinson at usask.ca>               (15)
        Subject: Graduate Studies opportunities on the Canterbury Tales and
                Textual Communities projects

        Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:39:10 +0000
        From: Kruif, J. de (José) <J.deKruif at uu.nl>
        Subject: Position Assistant professor Digital Humanities and Cultural History Utrecht University

Assistant Professor in Cultural History and Digital Humanities (1,0 FTE)
Utrecht University

Job description

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in cultural history specialised in digital humanities. Applicants should have a firm grounding in European cultural history and the theory and methodology of digital humanities; they must also have a proven working knowledge of digital humanities tools relevant to the broad historical domain. The assistant professor will be expected to engage with colleagues and students within and outside the cultural history section as well as beyond the department itself.

Research work must complement that of existing staff in the Cultural History group. Applicants should show how their research will contribute to the group’s research focus on Western modernity and to the university’s strategic research area Institutions for Open Societies. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will have

  *   experience teaching undergraduate students at all levels;
  *   a PhD degree in cultural history or a related discipline;
  *   ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students;
  *   a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour;
  *   a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals, with potential for attracting/securing external research funding;
  *   readiness to engage with a wider audience and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector;
  *   ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they are not already in possession of one. Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.


The initial appointment, as from 1 September 2016 at the latest, will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 3,357 to € 4,597 for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment Agreement) scale 11 for Dutch Universities.

The position carries an initial 70% teaching load.

Under the current CAO Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions<http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/terms-of-employment>. Conditions are set by the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. For more information visit Working at Utrecht University<http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university>.

About the organization

Utrecht University<http://www.uu.nl/en> seeks to achieve excellence in teaching and student performance. The university is equally ambitious in its four research themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Utrecht University is committed to community outreach and contributes to answering the social questions of today and tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities<http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/faculty-of-humanities> has around 7,000 students and 900 academic staff. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History<http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/department-of-history-and-art-history>, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context.

 The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring work environment.

Additional information

A profile description of the cultural history group <http://www.uu.nl/en/research/cultural-history> is available at the group's website. Enquiries can be made to dr. Jaap Verheul (j.verheul at uu.nl<mailto:j.verheul at uu.nl>) and/or prof.dr. Joris van Eijnatten (j.vanEijnatten at uu.nl<mailto:j.van.eijnatten at uu.nl>).


Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under Qualifications, and include the following documents:

  *   Cover letter;
  *   Curriculum vitae;
  *   Statement of research (max. 2 pages);
  *   Copy of a key publication;
  *   Example of a course syllabus for BA-students;
  *   Two course evaluations;
  *   Names and contact details of two referees.

 Please use this link  Apply<http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=4124&VacatureID=781392> to apply.

 Initial interviews may be conducted over Skype. Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed in person in Utrecht.

The application deadline is 14/01/2016

dr  José de Kruif, Utrecht University, Digital Humanities Lab<http://digitalhumanities.wp.hum.uu.nl/>
Muntstraat 2a  T2.13A (KNG 20), 3512 EV Utrecht
Tel +31302537867

        Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 01:05:56 +0000
        From: "Robinson, Peter" <peter.robinson at usask.ca>
        Subject: Graduate Studies opportunities on the Canterbury Tales and Textual Communities projects

PhD and MA fellowships in medieval/early modern culture and digital humanities: 
the Canterbury Tales and Textual Communities projects

Following major funding awards from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanites Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for four-year PhD and one-year MA scholarships to work on the following research projects:

  *   The Canterbury Tales Project (http://www.textualcommunities.usask.ca/web/canterbury-tales)
  *   The Textual Communities Project (http://www.textualcommunities.usask.ca/)

Applicants should propose a MA or PhD thesis project related to some aspect of these projects. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:

  *   The manuscripts, incunables and textual tradition of the Canterbury Tales
  *   Analysis of large manuscript traditions, including use of mathematical/statistical/phylogenetic methods for both research into manuscript relations and spelling variation across time
  *   Theory and practice of scholarly editing in the digital age
  *    The effect of the digital revolution on our models of the humanities, archives and the community
  *   Digital humanities and scholarly editing/archival collections

The successful candidate will join one of the Canterbury Tales and Textual Communities projects, commencing in September 2016. Both projects are at an exciting moment, as the Canterbury Tales Project approaches its 20-year goal of complete transcription of all 88 pre-1500 witnesses to the Tales, and Textual Communities approaches full public release. Past students who have worked on the Canterbury Tales project now hold academic posts in Belgium, Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield, America, Scandinavia, and elsewhere.

Facility with Latin or a modern European language and skills in computing will be particularly valuable, but not essential. We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. With support from SSHRC and the university, we are able to offer full funding of fees, travel, training and subsistence during study to qualified students. You will be joining a small but vibrant international cohort, currently including students from Italy, Nigeria and Mexico.

Please follow the Department of English guidelines for application, which can be found at http://artsandscience.usask.ca/english/graduate/application.php. In your cover letter, please specify that you are applying for this position and provide a substantial description of your research interests as they relate to the projects named above.

For more information about these research opportunities, please contact Peter Robinson at peter.robinson at usask.ca<mailto:peter.robinson at usask.ca>,. The deadline for complete applications is January 15, 2016.

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