[Humanist] 29.543 postdocs at Victoria

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 11 09:29:00 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 543.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:37:29 +0000
        From: etcl <etcl at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Postdoctoral and Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships in Digital Scholarship

The Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory (ETCL; http://etcl.uvic.ca<http://etcl.uvic.ca/>) at the University of Victoria is seeking full-time and visiting postdoctoral fellows in Digital Scholarship, working in areas that bridge computation, digital humanities, textual studies, and scholarly communication.

Fellows will join our existing team of fellows, research assistants, research partners, and developers. Our team works on initiatives such as Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE; http://inke.ca http://inke.ca/ ), the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (http://dhsi.org http://dhsi.org/ ), Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (http://www.itergateway.org http://www.itergateway.org/ ), and beyond.  Current ETCL team members pride themselves on a passionate interest in both the humanities and their digital engagement. Ideal candidates may come from a number of pertinent disciplinary backgrounds, but will share similar enthusiasm as well as be able to introduce the team to new ideas and new perspectives.

Successful candidates will have skills and aptitudes in humanities- and library-oriented research and development, including training or demonstrated experience creating or working with a variety of resources such as digital archives, scholarly editions, journals and monographs, social media, and text analysis and visualization tools in an open access and open source environment.  Organizational skills and proficiency in current developmental technologies are essential. Interest and aptitude in research planning and management would be an asset. The ability to work in concert with our existing team is a critical requirement.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (2016-17) include salary that is competitive in the Canadian context, governed in part by SSHRC practices.  Postdocs will join the existing work of our team.  Positions are available as early as April 2016, for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal.

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships (2016-) are available to those already holding external fellowships and positions in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with aligned programs of research, and may be assumed for an academic term or longer.

Applications comprising a brief cover letter, CV including list of projects and developmental roles, and the names and contact information for three referees may be sent electronically to Daniel Sondheim, ETCL Assistant Director, at etcl /at/uvic/dot/ca.  Interviews may be conducted via Skype or in person, in Victoria or other venues as feasible. Of note: ETCL members will be at MLA 2016 and available for discussion there; if this is of interest to you, please indicate this in your cover letter.  Review of applications begin 31 January and will continue until positions are filled.  The position is subject to funding and budgetary approval.

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