[Humanist] 28.785 jobs: GIS; DH asst prof; software engineer; project manager

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Wed Mar 4 09:49:51 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 785.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Elizabeth Williamson                                      (16)
                <elizabeth.williamson at history.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Job Opportunity: Cultures of Knowledge seeks new Digital
                Project Manager

  [2]   From:    "Rust, Amanda" <A.Rust at neu.edu>                           (44)
        Subject: Job opportunity: GIS Specialist at the Northeastern
                University Library (2-year pilot position)

  [3]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                  (65)
        Subject: Software Engineer for Transforming Musicology

  [4]   From:    Andrew Mactavish <mactavis at mcmaster.ca>                   (24)
        Subject: Job: Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (3-year
                contractually limited appointment)

        Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:23:28 +0000
        From: Elizabeth Williamson <elizabeth.williamson at history.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Job Opportunity: Cultures of Knowledge seeks new Digital Project Manager
        In-Reply-To: <0EF286A68A38084591F7E315513AB9B537B821 at MBX09.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Job opportunity!  Digital Project Manager, Cultures of Knowledge

We are excited to announce that we are seeking a full-time project manager for Cultures of Knowledge, currently tenable for two years from April 2015. Do you love early modern letters? Are you passionate about the possibilities of the digital humanities in our connected world? We'd love to hear from you!

This is a unique opportunity to help lead one of Oxford University's largest and most exciting digital humanities projects. The successful candidate will coordinate the further development of our flagship union catalogue, Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO), liaising between our technical and editorial teams and helping to coordinate our expanding community of contributors. No coding skills are required, but the successful applicant will have a keen interest in the digital humanities, an enthusiasm for the project, and excellent organisational and communication skills.
Please click here for further details and to apply: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117413

The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 8th April. Project blog post: http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=6

Please do share this with any individuals, projects, and mailing lists that you think may find it of interest.
Very best wishes,

Dr Elizabeth Williamson
Digital Project Manager | Cultures of Knowledge http://www.culturesofknowledge.org

Faculty of History
University of Oxford
Old Boys' High School
George Street

T. +44 (0)1865 615026 | F. +44 (0)1865 615009

        Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:24:39 +0000
        From: "Rust, Amanda" <A.Rust at neu.edu>
        Subject: Job opportunity: GIS Specialist at the Northeastern University Library (2-year pilot position)
        In-Reply-To: <0EF286A68A38084591F7E315513AB9B537B821 at MBX09.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

We are excited to announce an opening for a two-year pilot position as a GIS Specialist at the Northeastern University Library in Boston, Massachusetts. I've included the full advertisement and link to the official posting below; please feel free to share widely.



Amanda Rust
Digital Humanities Librarian
Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Group
Northeastern University Libraries
a.rust at neu.edu   |   617-373-8548

GIS Specialist (2 Year Pilot Position)

We are: The Northeastern University Library, an evolving research library with an ambitious vision to expand our digital initiatives and redefine library service in the 21st century through strong partnerships across campus, expanded collaboration in the classroom, continued growth of special collections tied to our Greater Boston communities, new services for creation across media formats, and the development of next-generation digital infrastructure to support these activities and more. We seek out new tools and methods, test them on real-world projects, and make them available to the Northeastern community and beyond. We work every day to expand our understanding of digital scholarship, and help build it through the tools we provide to help Northeastern’s researchers.

You are: A GIS specialist that will help mobilize and design Library services supporting geospatial activities across the University. You are excited to work with diverse groups within the Library and across campus, and proactive in outreach and communication. You are comfortable with providing many forms of education, from developing curricula and teaching classes to providing high-level research support in one-on-one consultations. You are a collegial team member who will work closely with other departments within the Library, serving as a resource for GIS-related tools, services, and systems. You’re enthusiastic about the role of spatial analysis in scholarship across the disciplines, and will develop both this position and the Library into focal points for GIS-related activities across the University.

This position is in: the Digital Scholarship Group, an applied research group within the Library where we  work with researchers at all levels on new techniques of representation, analysis, and dissemination that are transforming scholarly research.

Qualifications include:

  *   Minimum of 3 years experience working in a geospatial environment, preferably in an academic setting.

  *   Experience with training for GIS software, including ESRI products.

  *   Working knowledge of spatial data formats and related metadata issues.

  *   Working knowledge of web mapping applications, such as Google Earth.

  *   Proven ability to manage multiple projects from beginning to end.

  *   Aptitude for developing and providing workshops to users.

  *   Excellent interpersonal, marketing, and communication skills.

  *   Masters Degree in GIS, digital geography, or related discipline.

Please note: This is a two-year pilot position with opportunity for extension.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; first consideration will go to those received by March 23rd, 2015.

To view the official job posting, job grade and salary information, and apply, please visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34216

About Northeastern University Libraries

The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.9 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library’s web site serves users around the world. In addition to a growing focus on networked information and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area, the library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu<http://www.library.northeastern.edu/>.

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.  See http://www.northeastern.edu<http://www.northeastern.edu/>.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

        Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:24:27 +0000
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: Software Engineer for Transforming Musicology
        In-Reply-To: <0EF286A68A38084591F7E315513AB9B537B821 at MBX09.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Research Assistant / Software Engineer

Salary: £36,009 to £40,161 pa, incl. LW
Contract: Fixed term, part- or full-time
Location: New Cross, London, UK
Closing date: 27 March 2015
Reference: COM000059
Details: <http://www.t-mus.org/news/2015-03-02_research-assistant-software-engineer/>

The Transforming Musicology  http://www.t-mus.org/  project is seeking
a research programmer to join the research team in the Department of
Computing at Goldsmiths College  http://www.gold.ac.uk/computing/ .


As a research programmer, you will be a skilled software engineer with
experience of the full software development lifecycle. You will
understand the open source development model, be able to work with
existing code-bases as easily as designing from scratch, and have
experience of working in collaboration with other developers and with
academic researchers. You will be responsible for independent
development of tools prototyped as part of the research activities,
with a view to making them usable by and accessible to the wider
academic and potential user community, including especially
musicologists and musicians. You will mix working on state-of-the art
algorithms for multimedia search and retrieval with developing APIs
for other programmers, and producing innovative user interfaces
targeted at focused user groups and at a variety of interactive

You will be joining a lively and challenging research culture in the
Department of Computing and you will be expected to engage with that
culture and contribute to the research activities of the project. You
will take a leading role in dissemination of the project's research
including documenting your own work and presenting tools and results
at conferences and workshops.


The Transforming Musicology  http://www.t-mus.org/  project is funded
in the AHRC's Digital Transformations theme for three years from
October 2013. It includes partners at Goldsmiths' College, Queen Mary
University of London, Oxford University (Faculty of Music and Oxford
e-Research Centre), Lancaster University, and Utrecht University. The
project takes tools and methods from music information retrieval and
applies them to problems in musicology. As case studies, it explores
three areas of music research: sixteenth century lute and vocal music,
the leitmotive technique of Richard Wagner, and the musicology of the
social media. Each of these case studies makes use of a variety of
digital techniques including Linked Data and advanced audio search
techniques. The project therefore incorporates a number of work
packages aimed at developing tools applicable for these techniques.

The project team at Goldsmiths comprises the principal investigator
Prof. Tim Crawford, two co-investigators including Dr. Christophe
Rhodes to whom you will be reporting, three research associates and a
Ph.D student.


Applications should be made by following the link to Goldsmiths HR on
the project website

The closing date is Friday 27 March 2015. Informal enquiries may be
made to Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>, the Transforming
Musicology project manager.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
905C D796 12CD 4C6E CBFB  69DA EFCE DCDF 71D7 D455

        Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:14:25 +0000
        From: Andrew Mactavish <mactavis at mcmaster.ca>
        Subject: Job: Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (3-year contractually limited appointment)
        In-Reply-To: <0EF286A68A38084591F7E315513AB9B537B821 at MBX09.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
McMaster University

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario is pleased to announce a 3-year contractually limited appointment for an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities.  The successful candidate will be Academic Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship and teach in the Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia.  Please see the full ad below.

All the best,

Dr. Andrew Mactavish, Associate Professor, Multimedia
Chair, Communication Studies and Multimedia
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

+1-905-525-9140 ext 23349
andrew.mactavish [at] mcmaster.ca http://mcmaster.ca

McMaster University
Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia
Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship


The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship and the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia invite applications for a three-year contractually limited appointment as Academic Director of the Sherman Centre, 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and have an established research agenda in the Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will hold an appointment as Assistant Professor and be expected to teach in the Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia.

As Academic Director of the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, the successful candidate will assist the Centre in promoting and developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary digital scholarship at McMaster. The Academic Director recruits and works closely with our resident graduate student and postdoctoral researchers. Other priorities include working with the Administrative Director to articulate and pursue a strategic agenda to build the campus DH community; seeking out research funding opportunities; and reaching out to regional, national, and international DH organizations and initiatives.  The ideal candidate will be in a position to model the application of Digital Humanities tools and methodologies in their own research discipline.

The successful candidate is expected to model the integration of Digital Humanities in the curriculum through their own teaching and will be expected to teach up to 4 one-term courses in the Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia each year.

Housed in the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia is home to the MA in Communication and New Media, the Master of Communications Management, and two BA Honours programs, in Communication Studies and in Multimedia.  Faculty research and teaching spans a wide range of fields, including media studies, intellectual property, sound studies, popular music studies, international communications, political economy, audience studies, experimental video, virtual worlds, critical race, gender and queer studies, digital game studies, live coding, physical computing, and professional communication.  We therefore welcome applicants with PhDs from a wide variety of disciplines. Demonstrated skills in areas such as data visualization, software development, text analysis, project management, and/or GIS are highly desired.

Applicants should submit electronically a covering letter, a CV, and their Digital Humanities research portfolio to cmstdir at mcmaster.ca<mailto:cmstdir at mcmaster.ca>. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to cmstdir at mcmaster.ca<mailto:cmstdir at mcmaster.ca>

Complete applications received by 31 March 2015 will be assured of full consideration. All documentation submitted in support of a candidate’s application becomes the property of the University and is not returnable.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. The University is committed to issues of accessibility. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).

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