[Humanist] 28.806 jobs: postdoc at Iowa; lecturer at King's London; web developer

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 12 07:51:52 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 806.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Abigail Woods <abigail.woods at KCL.AC.UK>                    (5)
        Subject: lectureship in history of science and technology at Kings
                College London

  [2]   From:    "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>               (33)
        Subject: Freelance Web Developer required for DH Project

  [3]   From:    Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>                   (110)
        Subject: Postdoc at University of Iowa

        Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:13:04 +0000
        From: Abigail Woods <abigail.woods at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: lectureship in history of science and technology at Kings College London

The Department of History seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology, tenable from 1 September 2015. Applications are welcome from scholars with research expertise in any aspect of the history of any of the physical sciences or of technology, in any region of the world, in the period since 1800. We would particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work connects with areas of broader interdisciplinary focus at King's, such as international relations, war and conflict, and the environment. Applications from candidates with the demonstrable ability to attract external grant funding, and/or to engage with public audiences, would also be particularly welcome. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching in this broad area at all levels, from introductory undergraduate lectures to PhD supervision. They will also conduct and publish top-quality research in their field of specialism. The Department of History at King's is a large, top-ranking department, covering all broad areas of post-antique history. Since 2013 it has been the home of the world-leading Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHoSTM), with which the post-holder will be affiliated. The successful candidate will play an important role in the further development of the teaching, research, public engagement and international reputation of CHoSTM, as well as working closely with other colleagues in the History Department and in other departments and faculties at King's.

All candidates should have research expertise in the history of science and technology and an enthusiasm for teaching this subject at university level. They should have completed a PhD in this area by the date of appointment. They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise, and to supervise PhD students.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 or 7 scale, currently £32,277 to £47,328, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

For more details see https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=59166

        Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:40:58 -0400
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: Freelance Web Developer required for DH Project

We require a Web developer with experience working with mapping
technologies to contribute to the development of software for a
cartographic project

We are looking to replace an existing implementation of WordPress and
Mapbox (see https://digitallab.psu.edu/projects/mappingbelami) with a
platform-independent solution, built on open Web technologies. The purpose
of this project is to allow students to add places of narrative importance
to a map, providing textual and visual content for reference. Developers
should use the aforementioned link as an example of project content and
basic functionality.

We require someone with expertise in the Web technologies necessary to
build this platform. Pre-existing open source libraries may be used, but
all code must be appropriately commented, and thorough documentation
detailing all modular development and integration must be provided.

From an operational perspective, the finished development should work as

   1. Students will place data into a structured format
   2. This data will appear on the front-end map
   3. As is currently the case, the map must be interactive, allowing for
   users to click between these points, displaying the relevant data

We appreciate that there are multiple ways to approach this functionality,
and welcome proposals from developers as to how they would build this tool.
The structure should be reusable, so that the underlying data can be
changed in the future, and implemented across a number of similar projects.

This is a short-term, grant-funded opportunity.

Any queries should be address to Dawn Childress (dawn at psu.edu) and James
O’Sullivan (josullivan at psu.edu).

*James O'Sullivan *
@jamescosullivan  http://twitter.com/jamescosullivan
Web: josullivan.org

New Binary Press: http://newbinarypress.com

        Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:50:15 -0700
        From: Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: Postdoc at University of Iowa

(Posting on behalf of someone else; please send inquiries to the addresses
at the bottom of this note.)



The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa welcomes
applications for a full-time, twelve-month Postdoctoral Scholar. The
two-year residency will begin on August 10, 2015. The position is funded
through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is part of a
four-year initiative, Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell
College/University of Iowa Partnership.

The purpose of the grant is to develop humanities-centered collaborations
in the digital liberal arts that build on the complementary strengths of a
liberal arts college and a research university. We seek to weave the
digital humanities more deeply and thoughtfully into the curriculum at both
institutions while also building cross-institutional bridges to connect
Grinnell College and the University of Iowa intellectually and
pedagogically. Our shared mission is to create knowledge with our students,
learn what forms of collaboration best serve the humanities, and to share
that knowledge, along with emerging scholarly digital projects and
digitally energized pedagogy, with colleagues across the country.
Therefore, we are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated
expertise in using digital technologies and digital pedagogy to enhance
teaching and learning.

Teaching The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with faculty members
in the University of Iowa Public Humanities in a Digital World, Digital
Studio for Public Arts and Humanities, and Obermann Center for Advanced
Studies. The Scholar will teach one course each semester in University of
Iowa’s new Public Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate program. In fall
2015, the Scholar will teach “Digital Humanities Theory and Practice,” the
introductory course for the graduate certificate, in collaboration with the
director of the certificate program, School of Library and Information
Sciences Professor James Elmborg. In the spring semester, the Scholar will
teach a course in her or his area of digital expertise that fulfills a
requirement for the certificate (which will also be open to advanced

Project Management The Digital Bridges initiative will include summer
institutes, skills-based workshops, faculty development opportunities, and
the development of new undergraduate courses. We seek a Postdoctoral
Scholar with experience in project management who can work with faculty
members to design institutes and workshops during the two years of
residency. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also advise faculty and graduate
students as they develop digital collaborations.

Research The Postdoctoral Scholar will have office space, a computer, and
staff support at the Obermann Center, and will be invited to participate in
the Obermann Fellows’ work-in-progress seminar and in other scholarly
activities at the Center.

Professor Elmborg and Obermann Center director Professor Teresa Mangum will
work closely with the Postdoctoral Scholar as colleagues and mentors.


QUALIFICATIONS This two-year Postdoctoral Scholar position is a
full-time, twelve-month salaried appointment. The annual salary is $42,840
plus benefits (described on the University of Iowa Graduate College Office
of Postdoctoral Scholars website
The grant includes limited funding for travel to conferences and other
research costs for professional activities that both assist the candidate
and further the objectives of the grant.

40% RESEARCH  Participate in individual and collaborative research in the
digital humanities.

30% TEACHING  Develop a course each semester for the Graduate Certificate
in Public Digital Humanities.

30% ADMINSTRATION Work with the Digital Bridges organizing committee to
plan workshops, summer institutes, and other events.

Minimum Requirements:

-- Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related field in hand before
August 16, 2015 and must be no more than five years from receiving the Ph.D.

-- Expertise in digital humanities as evidenced by successful
integration of digital tools, approaches, and pedagogy in humanities
research and teaching.

-- At least 2 years of teaching experience in an academic setting as a
teaching assistant or an instructor (undergraduate and/or graduate

-- Experience in the use and application of one or more DH technologies
(e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS, network analysis,
database design, dynamic digital editions, presentation and content
management tools) for creating and transmitting scholarship and/or in

-- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team

-- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

-- Experience with digital platforms and technologies, especially in
the area of teaching.

-- Experiences in a digital working environment, such as a library,
digital lab, or center.

-- Experience in project management and/or in organizing workshops or

To apply: Applications must be submitted online at:

Please include—

-- A letter of application that discusses areas of research and
teaching, along with experience with digital tools and pedagogy. Briefly
discuss classes you might be especially interested in teaching at the
graduate level. Please be specific in noting the platforms and tools with
which you have experience and the level of your experience (no more than
three pages).

-- A complete curriculum vitae.

-- A sample of your writing (a published article, dissertation chapter,
or online publication).

-- Links to digital projects in which you have played a part with a
brief description of your contributions.

-- Also, please send the names of two referees whose letters could
address your qualifications for the Postdoctoral Scholar position (but
please do not request that letters be sent unless you are requested to do

Evaluation of the materials will begin on April 13, and we will contact
candidates for online interviews promptly thereafter.

Please direct questions or inquiries to the University of Iowa Digital
Bridges organizers, James Elmborg (james-elmborg at uiowa.edu) or Teresa
Mangum (teresa-mangum at uiowa.edu).

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