[Humanist] 29.554 asst professorship at Washington-St Louis; fellowship at Graz

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 554.
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  [1]   From:    Douglas Knox <knoxdw at gmail.com>                           (35)
        Subject: Job: Washington University in St. Louis

  [2]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>                (27)
        Subject: DiXiT fellowship in Graz: Canonical reference &
                sustainability of digital editions

        Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:33:25 -0600
        From: Douglas Knox <knoxdw at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: Washington University in St. Louis

Tenure-track assistant professorship
English, American, or Anglophone literature
with expertise in computational approaches to literary analysis

The Department of English seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant
professorship in English, American, or Anglophone literature, with literary
subfield open, to begin in the fall semester of 2016; the candidate should
have expertise in computational approaches to literary analysis and will be
expected to make a sustained contribution to the university’s
interdisciplinary initiative in Data Science.  

Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing
for publication, advising students, participating in department governance,
and university service, especially in advancing the research mission of the
Humanities Digital Workshop. We’re especially interested in scholars with
expertise in the use of quantitative methods, for stylometrics, for the
analysis of large corpora, and for the study of book history.  Although the
candidate’s home department will be English, at least half of his or her
teaching will be devoted to interdisciplinary teaching in the new curriculum
in data science for the humanities [1], with undergraduates and graduate
students from departments of language and literature, Comparative
Literature, History, and, possibly, Linguistics, Music, Art History, and
Computer Science. Aptitude and, if possible, experience in collaboration and
mentoring are important.  Appointment requires a PhD in literary study in
hand by July 1, 2016.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Joseph Loewenstein,
Chair of the Recruiting Committee, a c.v. and a 25-page writing sample, and
arrange for the submission of 3 letters of recommendation through Interfolio
at https://apply.interfolio.com/33431 . Full consideration and priority will
be given to application materials received by January 4, 2016.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and
practices of equal employment oppor­tunity and affirmative action. It is
the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in
all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status,
disability, or genetic information.

[1] https://hdw.artsci.wustl.edu/articles/155 

        Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:26:00 +0000
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>
        Subject: DiXiT fellowship in Graz: Canonical reference & sustainability of digital editions

Experienced Researcher
“Canonical reference & sustainability of digital editions”

(40 hours/week; fixed-term employment for the period of 12 months, starting 1 April 2016)

The Centre for Information Modeling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz has rich experience in DH research and teaching and is involved in a variety of (inter)national projects. The main research area of the ZIM-ACDH is digital edition as a generalizable method of semantic and formal enrichment and analysis of research data from the humanities and cultural heritage domains.
Job Specifications

  *   The research fellow will do supervised research on “Canonical reference & sustainability of digital editions” in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “DiXiT”.

  *   It is crucial that digital scholarly editions are stable reference texts that embed in themselves established canonical reference systems and persistent identifiers (PIDs). The relationship between well-established reference systems and technical PID systems will be explored in order to contribute to a common resolving infrastructure.

  *   The candidate will conduct theoretical research on canonical reference and human naming systems and their inherent logics, develop a proposal for a generic referencing system for digital editions and implement this system in the Graz FEDORA-Commons-Infrastructure GAMS (<http://gams.uni-graz.at/doku>http://gams.uni-graz.at/doku) as a proof of concept.

Professional Qualifications

  *   Relevant doctoral university degree (or research experience of at least four years), preferably in the Humanities.
  *   Prior experience with scholarly editing and canonical reference systems.
  *   Ability to present the subject in English (spoken and written).
  *   High level of commitment and motivation for scientific work and international collaboration.

Formal Requirements

This position is funded through the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT). To download the mandatory Application Form, visit dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellowships/application/<http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellowships/application/>. Note that applicants

  *   must be in possession of a doctoral degree (or have research experience of at least four years) and have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  *   must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization (i.e. Austria) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment.
  *   must be willing to spend a time period of up to 2 months of their tenure at one of the DiXiT partner institutions.

Application Deadline: 29 January, 2016

Send your application, consisting of a letter of intent, your CV and a brief outline (up to 1 page) of a specific project you would like to realize in the context of this position by e-mail to zim at uni-graz.at<mailto:zim at uni-graz.at> or by regular mail to:

Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
University of Graz
Elisabethstraße 59/III, A-8010 Graz

The completed Application Form must be sent separately to: dixit-info at uni-koeln.de<mailto:dixit-info at uni-koeln.de>

For further information see dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellowships/experienced-researchers/ or contact the Centre at zim at uni-graz.at or +43 316 380 2292.

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