[Humanist] 29.61 postdoc (Goldsmith's); RA (Loughborough); PhD studentship (King's); programmers at Toronto and MLA

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Sun May 31 11:14:19 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 61.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                  (56)
        Subject: JOB: Post Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Computing
                at Goldsmiths' College

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (23)
        Subject: Research Assistant at Loughborough

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                              (9)
        Subject: Programmer / Analyst, U Toronto Library

  [4]   From:    Nicky Agate <nicky.agate at nyu.edu>                          (5)
        Subject: MLA Commons is hiring a PHP developer

  [5]   From:    Chris Sparks <c.sparks at qmul.ac.uk>                        (41)
        Subject: Digital Humanities PhD opportunity at KCL

        Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 17:01:27 +0100
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: JOB: Post Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Computing at Goldsmiths' College


Post Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Computing at Goldsmiths'
College, New Cross, London

3 Years fixed term, full time. £34110 p.a. incl. London weighting.

Interview Date: w/c 22/06/2015 and 29/06/2015
Closing date for applications: 8 June 2015

Full details and application procedure:


The musicology research group in the Computing Department at
Goldsmiths is particularly keen to encourage those with a strong
background in both computing and musicology to apply for the
fellowships described below. The group, along with partners in London
and elsewhere, has hosted a number of AHRC-, EPSRC-, and JISC-funded
projects over the past ten years (OMRAS2, ECOLM, Purcell Plus) and is
currently hosting the £2m AHRC Transforming Musicology project. These
postdoctoral fellowships will provide an invaluable opportunity for
you to advance your academic career and to work with a research active


This is a new academic development role in the Department of Computing
intended for early career academics.

The role will provide development and experience in both teaching and

You will have completed your PhD within the last 3 years or be about
to complete a PhD in computer science or a related discipline.

As part of your application you should indicate a preferred research
area. The current research areas are - Music and Art Computing; Games
and Graphics; Social and Humanities Computing; Human Computing
Interaction; Artificial Intelligence; Cognition and Robotics; and Data
Science. www.gold.ac.uk/computing/research

You should also specify which ones of the following you can support
teaching in: Web Programming, Processing, Java, C++, Arduino, Software
Engineering, Databases.


The Department of Computing at Goldsmiths sees interdisciplinarity to
be the core of its identity. We run undergraduate and postgraduate
degree programmes that include the application of computer science to
the arts, media, music, design, games, psychology and business. Find
out more about our students and their work.

Our research is also highly interdisciplinary, the 2008 RAE panel that
assessed our work stated that: "inter-disciplinarity of the submission
is strongly commended and contributes substantially to the diversity
of UK research in this area." They went on to say that our outputs
"demonstrated a body of research of a quality that is internationally
recognised, internationally excellent and in a significant proportion
of cases, world leading."
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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        Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 09:58:14 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Research Assistant at Loughborough

Loughborough University

The School of the Arts, English and Drama is seeking a Research Assistant to work on two Research Councils UK-funded projects entitled:

(1) LIDA: Loneliness in the Digital Age – This is an ESRC-funded project, supported under the Empathy and Trust in Online Communication (EMoTICON), exploring ways in which creative online interventions might help individuals and groups at risk from episodic loneliness (as a result temporary separation from home communities or other social networks) build strategies for coping. It is a cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional project involving researchers from Loughborough, Bath, Exeter, Lincoln and Newcastle Universities.

(2) Developing a drought narrative resource in a multi-stakeholder decision-making utility for drought risk management - This research will explore how empirical hydrological and ecosystem science interwoven with narrative resources can be ‘moved’ to share new knowledge with multi-organisational stakeholders to develop ‘critical interventions’ for both decision-making and learning for behavior change. The project is interdisciplinary integrating around the science-narrative theme.

The post holder will become a key member of both multi- institutional interdisciplinary research teams.
For LIDA, which will take up 75% of the postholder’s time, they will work with researchers from across the team to design, develop and trial creative online interventions and activities, working closely with stakeholder groups and communities.

For DRY, which will take up 25% of the postholder’s time, they will take part in the creation, capture and analysis of stakeholder narratives in different case-study catchments, both face-to- face and using social media and digital technology. They will work closely with the existing Loughborough RA on the project and will also share work with a Research Associate from the University of the West of England.
May 2015, 16614, evaluated 01/05/2015

They will have a key role in the overall development of the progress of both projects, as a member of the Project Teams. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out the post duties with energy, enthusiasm, efficiency and creativity.

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision and direction of Professor Mike Wilson and also in communication with the wider project teams.

See the following for more information:

*** Attachments:

Andrew Prescott FSA FRHistS
Professor of Digital Humanities
AHRC Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Transformations
University of Glasgow

andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk

        Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 21:46:49 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Programmer / Analyst, U Toronto Library

Digital Initiatives Application Programmer Analyst
(Full posting at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10040/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500615)

Under the direction of the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Application Programmer Analyst designs, develops, maintains and supports web-based applications and websites for the full range of ITS projects, with a particular focus on the Iter project and other scholarly digital initiatives. Duties include:

  *   Development of websites and associated databases supporting and promoting the activities of scholarly and library projects, including collaboration and communication tools, wikis, blogs, mapping, visualization and other tools as appropriate.
  *   Development, maintenance, support and integration of digital scholarly and library content repositories and research tools
  *   Development of frameworks supporting and presenting web-based resources that may include books, journals, directories, and databases.
  *   Preparation of project documentation and instruction; support of website users

The programming solutions are largely of the incumbent’s own creation, integrating existing applications and locally developed solutions as appropriate.

The incumbent regularly attends team meetings for scholarly projects. The incumbent assists staff members of scholarly projects in envisioning and implementing computing solutions and keeps abreast of scholarly computing techniques and applications towards that end.  The incumbent undertakes other comparable programming tasks such as the scholarly projects may reasonably require.

        Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 20:14:12 +0000
        From: Nicky Agate <nicky.agate at nyu.edu>
        Subject: MLA Commons is hiring a PHP developer

Come work with me at the MLA!

The Modern Language Association is seeking a PHP developer to extend and maintain several open-source software products, including the WordPress-based MLA Commons<https://commons.mla.org/> and Commons-in-a-Box<http://commonsinabox.org/>. MLA Commons allows our members—over 25,000 scholars in the fields of language and literature—to create profiles, seek feedback from peers on their work, establish and join groups to discuss common interests, and collaborate through new kinds of open-access publications. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help shape a platform for the leading membership association in the humanities and contribute to an award-winning and active open-source project (see GitHub<https://github.com/mlaa>).

To find out more about the position, please visit https://commons.mla.org/careers/.



        Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 10:13:34 +0100
        From: Chris Sparks <c.sparks at qmul.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Humanities PhD opportunity at KCL

Dear all,

You and your colleagues, students, or other friends may be interested to 
hear that the departments of Geography and Digital Humanities at King's 
College London are recruiting for a PhD position as part of an 
AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award with BT and the 
Science Museum to ‘Map the Historical Growth and Cultural Context of the 
British Fixed Line Network’, to be supervised by Dr Jon Reades in the 
Department of Geography at KCL.

The application deadline is Sunday June 7th.

You can find out more here: 
The project objectives are:

• To digitise data about the evolution of the national landline phone 
network over time.
• To use maps & quantitative measures 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 produce new histories of network development and in so doing, to 
contribute to contemporary debates about the cultural effects of a 
network society.
• To produce an open access dataset available for future researchers in 
the humanities, and for the development of interactive online resources 
for SMG audiences.
Within this framework, the student is encouraged to develop and specify 
the exact nature of the cultural impact that they wish to study. In 
addition, we anticipate that the student will acquire valuable skills in 
both ‘digital humanities’ techniques and in the wider application of 
computational and quantitative approaches to research.

Please circulate to anyone who may be interested in applying!

Best wishes,


Dr Chris Sparks

E-Strategy Manger
School of History
Queen Mary University of London
E1 4NS

+44 20 7882 6019

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