[Humanist] 28.803 job: developer at Stanford
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 803.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:16:34 -0700
From: Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>
Subject: Job posting: DH Developer, Stanford University Libraries
Digital Humanities Developer, Stanford University Libraries
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIDR), a unit of Stanford
University Libraries (SUL), provides subject and technology expertise,
software development, digital resources, and research services to
students, faculty, and staff in support of the Universityâs academic
mission. Due to the growing demand by Stanford faculty for software
development and integration in the humanities and social sciences, SUL
is seeking an experienced and innovative developer for CIDR.
CIDR combines decades of Library experience, expertise, and activity in
support of computational social science, digital humanities, and related
research and teaching in the Stanford community. CIDR collaborates with
individual faculty and centers/departments like the Center for Spatial
and Textual Analysis (CESTA), the Stanford Humanities Center, the Center
for Computational Social Science, and the Institute for Research in the
Social Sciences (IRiSS), where digital research is actively underway.
CIDR is also a hub for collaboration and communication amongst digital
humanist and social science scholars, library curators and professional
developers, promoting a sense of shared purpose in the Stanford environment.
We are seeking a leader and innovator in the development of world-class
technologies in support of interdisciplinary digital research. The
successful candidate must have a deep understanding of scholarship in
the humanities and/or social sciences. S/he will consult with faculty on
scholarly projects to identify technical approaches, processes and
tools; evaluate and integrate existing software tools for use in the
humanities and social sciences; as well as design and implement new
solutions. The candidate should have both a broad and deep
understanding of current the state of the art in digital humanities
and/or computational social science, such as historical GIS, text
analysis, natural language processing event modeling, large dataset
management and transformation, spatial analysis, high performance
computing concepts, or network analysis.
The CIDR Developer will join a distinguished and widely-recognized team
of software developers and academic technologists with expertise in the
digital humanities and computational social sciences. In addition to
working directly with faculty, s/he will collaborate closely with
library staff and other library technology organizations to build
innovative, sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools and
infrastructure to support path-breaking digital research at Stanford and
-- Consult with and advise faculty to provide project definition and
analysis, including defining project scope, requirements and
specifications, and project design. Recommend and assist with the
integration and use of technology in the projects.
-- Provide strong technical leadership and project management for
CIDR software projects. Coordinate development resources to support new
and existing projects in a sustainable fashion. Coordinate functional
specifications and programming efforts, including code specification and
review, dependencies and adherence to standards.
-- Design and develop state-of-the-art and reusable code,
infrastructure, methods and processes for the support of computational
social science and digital humanities.
-- Provide ongoing technology leadership and support for humanities
and social science digital research projects. Support may include the
evaluation and integration of existing tools, as well as the development
of new applications. These applications may address needs related to
digital content creation, content storage, content discovery, text
analysis, data visualization, and the manipulation and analysis of data
and other digital media.
-- Promote and represent CIDR, improving the visibility of its
program, its standing, and its reputation across campus and beyond.
Liaise with peers at other academic institutions and in industry, seek
and develop funding opportunities, publish and present at professional
conferences. Review professional literature; participate in
conferences, discussion groups, and other forums to stay abreast of new
methodologies and practices relevant to the digital humanities and
computational social sciences.
-- Master's degree in a humanities or social science discipline,
computer science, or the equivalent in professional experience, plus a
minimum of five yearsâ experience using technology in humanities and/or
social science scholarship. A Ph.D. degree in a humanities or social
science discipline highly desirable.
-- Demonstrated experience leading software development projects to
successful completion, from conception through implementation and
-- Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:
natural language processing, text analysis, data-mining, machine
learning, spatial analysis, network analysis, data modeling, and
-- A proven record of developing robust and sustainable software
applications both independently and as part of a team, from conception
through implementation, including the architectural planning, design,
coding, testing, debugging, and documentation phases of a software
-- Experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL/PostGIS,
Python, Ruby/Rails, Perl). Experience with Linked Data technologies a plus.
-- Experience developing dynamic and interactive media, preferably
with experience developing applications for a touch-environment.
-- Experience developing and integrating tools in an open source
-- Experience with the integration of digital media into web
applications and/or collaboration systems (e.g., Drupal, Sakai, Canvas,
-- Experience working closely with faculty in an academic setting to
create products that are acknowledged successes.
-- Familiarity with human/computer interface principles, and
experience applying those principles in programming.
-- Familiarity with agile software development practices.
-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
How to Apply
Submit your cover letter and CV at
http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search (job number 65992), or go
Review of applications is ongoing; this is a "last call," so don't delay!
Questions? Glen Worthey, <gworthey at stanford.edu>
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