[Humanist] 29.116 PhD studentships at King's London, Oslo; jobs at UBC, Temple

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jun 23 22:34:28 CEST 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 116.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>                    (18)
        Subject: Funded PhD at King's College London (Depts of Geography and
                Digital Humanities)

  [2]   From:    "Charles M. Ess" <c.m.ess at media.uio.no>                   (52)
        Subject: PhD position in Media Innovation / Media Design

  [3]   From:    John Simpson <john.simpson at computecanada.ca>              (18)
        Subject: Advanced Research Computing Analyst - DH / SS

  [4]   From:    Matt Shoemaker <tuf24531 at temple.edu>                      (47)
        Subject: Job: Academic Information Technology and Support Technician
                Temple University Libraries


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        Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:11:01 +0000
        From: "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Funded PhD at King's College London (Depts of Geography and Digital Humanities)


History of Telephony: Funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award with King's College London, British Telecommunications plc. (BT) and the Science Museum Group

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded doctoral student to join King's College London, BT, and the Science Museum Group in late September 2015 or early January 2016 to investigate the impact of the telephone landline network on British society and culture(s).

The project is informed by the rise of the Internet and social media, the interest this has generated in understanding how networks grow and evolve over time, and how this can be connected to wider changes in society. The comprehensive historical and technical archive managed by BT represents a unique resource for researchers, grounding an analysis of 'impact' in an understanding of the network as an object materialised through a range of artefacts: from physical cables and switches, to abstract statistics on usage by homes and businesses.

The project objectives are:

  *   * To produce new histories of network development and in so doing, to contribute to contemporary debates about the cultural effects of a network society.
  *   * To develop an open access data set documenting the evolution of the landline phone network.
  *   * To use this data as a platform to examine the changing character/characteristics of the network.
  *   * To explore the (uneven) impact of this connectivity on local communities, identities and cultures through, for instance, the spreading of news and coordination of social movements and organisations.
  *   * To support the development of interactive online resources for Science Museum Group & BT Archives audiences.

The student is free to specify the sociocultural impact that they wish to study in conjunction with their work on network evolution, aligning the project's aims with their own interests.

Entry criteria

You must meet the eligibility requirements specified by the AHRC: http://bit.ly/1Gn8RTc.

We expect applicants with a background in history, geography, archaeology, science & technology studies, or digital humanities to be particularly suited for this project. Applicants with a demonstrable interest in the use of computers in historical research are strongly encouraged to apply; however, selection will be based on the applicant's capacity to undertake original research and BT can provide assistance in the design of online interactive resources.

Applicants should send a single email containing the following attachments to lauren.perry at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:lauren.perry at kcl.ac.uk> by 1st August 2015: 1) a full CV; 2) a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words, 3) transcripts of university qualifications; 4) details of two references; 5) a covering letter highlighting key skills/interests and addressing any gaps in education or experience; and 6) if relevant, proof of English language proficiency.

More information

The project can begin in either September 2015 or January 2016, and we will support the selected candidate in undertaking additional training in digital humanities tools and methods alongside their literature review in order to develop the requisite skills base. Funding is for 3 years at the London-weighted maintenance grant rate of £16,413 p.a.

The dissertation supervisors are Dr Jonathan Reades (Department of Geography, King's College London), Dr Mark Hedges (Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London), Mr David Hay (Head of Heritage & Archives, BT Group), and Mr John Liffen (Curator of Communications, Science Museum).

If you have reviewed the application material and have any queries, or would like to discuss this opportunity before applying, please contact Dr Jonathan Reades at jonathan.reades at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:jonathan.reades at kcl.ac.uk>.



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        Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:40:50 -0400
        From: "Charles M. Ess" <c.m.ess at media.uio.no>
        Subject: PhD position in Media Innovation / Media Design


Dear Humanists,

Please pass along the following announcement to potentially interested 
candidates.
==

Department of Media and Communication
Doctoral research fellowship within Media Innovation

A full-time position as a PhD Fellow (SKO 1017) in Media Studies, 
specializing in Media Innovation is available at the Department of Media 
and Communication, University of Oslo (please see 
http://www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/).

Media Studies is defined here as the interdisciplinary study of the 
modern media, their form and content, institutions and use, their 
political, social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, using approaches 
from the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Media Innovations is a prioritized research area at the Department of 
Media and Communication (please see 
http://www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/research/center/media-innovations/index.html). 
Media Innovations includes research on how changing technologies and 
changing modes of usage and engagement with media bring about media 
innovation and transformation of the media sector with perspectives 
ranging from institutional and structural conditions, to genres and 
expressions.

One central field within the research area is Media Innovation by Media 
Design. This involves research on how design within Information and 
Communication Technologies (ICTs) and media industries interact with 
media innovations both narrowly considered (e.g., within journalism, 
education, etc.) and more broadly considered, i.e., recognizing that 
media innovations are interwoven with larger social and political contexts.

The PhD fellowship is within this field of Media Innovation by Media 
Design. Projects are particularly encouraged that develop, realize and 
test in practice, new approaches to design that expand beyond current 
models. Projects that study media innovation by media design in the 
industry will also be considered. In both cases, projects are welcomed 
that foster media innovations explicitly oriented towards human beings 
as citizens, not solely as users or consumers.--
==
For the complete announcement, including application details, please see:
 http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1403312/62047?iso=gb 

Many thanks,
- charles ess

Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
University of Oslo

Director, Centre for Research in Media Innovations (CeRMI)
Editor, The Journal of Media Innovations
<https://www.journals.uio.no/index.php/TJMI/>
President, INSEIT <www.inseit.net>

Postboks 1093
Blindern 0317
Oslo, Norway
c.m.ess at media.uio.no
 



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        Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:07:28 -0700 (PDT)
        From: John Simpson <john.simpson at computecanada.ca>
        Subject: Advanced Research Computing Analyst - DH / SS


Advanced Research Computing Analyst - DH / SS
University of British Columbia
http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/21039
  

Job Summary

The Advanced Research Computing  Analyst - Digital Humanities / Social Sciences leads the assessment of research data needs to align, implement, and integrate complex research initiatives with advanced research computing solutions.  The Analyst will serve as a liaison and will assist researchers and research groups through the facilitation, assessment, design, and implementation of complex, high-performance computing (HPC) solutions specific to the methodological needs and imperatives of the digital humanities and social sciences research communities including data visualization and text mining and analysis.  This role will also focus on training, expert liaison, and research contract assistance for the digital humanities and social sciences research communities both at UBC and with the wider Compute Canada research community.

  [Note that my understanding of the position is that the technical qualifications are more of a wish-list than a set of absolute qualifications.  This stands to be a really nice position for someone with some wide competence in DH/SS who would like to live in Vancouver.]
  
  -John

John Simpson Ph.D. 
Digital Humanities Specialist 
Spécialiste des Humanités Numériques

john.simpson at computecanada.ca 
(t) 780.248.5872 
(f) 778.782.3592 

36 York Mills Road, Suite/Unité 505, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2P 2E9 
www.computecanada.ca / www.calculcanada.ca 
@ComputeCanada 


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        Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:10:16 +0000
        From: Matt Shoemaker <tuf24531 at temple.edu>
        Subject: Job: Academic Information Technology and Support Technician Temple University Libraries


We're looking for customer oriented tech position to fill a new role in the
Digital Scholarship Center that is opening next month.  This position would be
great for anyone with Linux sys admin skills that likes to experiment with
technology as the role will also incorporate looking into software and hardware
for a variety of digital scholarship applications and working with patrons and
staff to address their research questions through tech.

Matt Shoemaker, Librarian and Coordinator of Digital Scholarship Service Development
Temple University Library (http://library.temple.edu<http://library.temple.edu/>)
Samuel L. Paley Library, Room 111C, 1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-6006 | Email: mshoemaker at temple.edu<mailto:mshoemaker at temple.edu>

Academic Information Technology and Support Technician, Digital Scholarship Center
Summary:
The Temple University Libraries are seeking a creative and energetic individual to fill the position of Academic Information Technology and Support Technician. This position is an opportunity to engage with the digital humanities, digital scholarship and open source software and hardware communities.  Temple’s federated library system serves an urban research university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu http://www.temple.edu/ .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Academic Information Technology and Support Technician , reporting to the Librarian/Coordinator of Digital Scholarship Service Development, is a customer service minded Linux systems administrator.  This position is critical to the delivery of essential applications and services for Temple University Libraries’ newly created Digital Scholarship Center (DSC).  The AITST is expected to keep abreast of new and developing technologies, track ongoing trends in digital scholarship, and communicate recommendations to the Temple University community.  The incumbent researches, recommends, tests and subsequently implements innovative, open source software applications that are well suited for digital scholarship activities.   The AITST assists in setting priorities and timelines for these projects, and then defines and implements strategy for the projects he/she manages.  They assist patrons with the migration and transformation of complex data sets, both large and small. The AITST is expected to train other library staff as well as DSC patrons on how these cutting-edge applications can be applied within a specific discipline or field of study, as well as engage patrons and maintain software that is regularly updated via the open source community. Performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  *   Install, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, and other types of equipment that constitute the DSC server environment
  *   Keep abreast of new and developing technologies, track ongoing trends in digital scholarship, and communicate recommendations to the Temple University community
  *   Assist in setting priorities and timelines for these projects, and then defines and implements strategy for the projects he/she manages
  *   Clearly and accurately report on projects on a consistent basis
  *   Test and evaluate new software applications, hardware, and other types of equipment for use in the DSC
  *   Train patrons, DSC and other library staff in the use of software, hardware and equipment for digital scholarship use
  *   Provide support for software, hardware and other equipment specially designated for a DSC
  *   Supervise student workers who assist in supporting software, hardware and other equipment in the DSC
  *   Assist in the migration and transformation of large and small data sets for DSC, library staff and patrons
  *   Maintain a presence in and knowledge of the open source community for relevant open source software and hardware used in the DSC

•         Provide occasional after-hours support for upgrades or to respond to technical issues
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors in Computer Science or a related field and 2 years of experience working in an academic environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

•         System administration skills in Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP environments

•         Demonstrated familiarity with Mac and Windows operating systems

•         Demonstrated understanding of the open source community, how to communicate with it, and how to work with and maintain installations of open source software

•         Strong communication skills

•         Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with and train individuals and small groups on use of software applications

•         Ability to manage one's time and organize small-scale projects

•         Ability to work well in teams

•         Ability to provide occasional after-hours support for upgrades or to respond to technical issues

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

•         Familiarity with software used in a variety of digital scholarship areas

•         Awareness of data management and data transformation issues

•         Understanding of and ability to work with and troubleshoot a local area network with a variety of devices.

Compensation:
Competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu<http://www.temple.edu/>, click on Careers at Temple<http://www.temple.edu/hr/departments/employment/jobs_within.htm>, and reference TU-19298.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.





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