[Humanist] 29.388 job at Stanford; PhD at Illinois?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 388.
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  [1]   From:    Sylvia Matovu <sylviamatovu at yahoo.co.uk>                  (37)
        Subject: Re:  Funded PhD Opportunities at Illinois

  [2]   From:    Karl Grossner <karlg at stanford.edu>                       (137)
        Subject: job: software developer at Stanford University Libraries


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        Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:29:03 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Sylvia Matovu <sylviamatovu at yahoo.co.uk>
        Subject: Re:  Funded PhD Opportunities at Illinois
        In-Reply-To: <612008895BFFF74BB7C7A74B2681CE617FB344AB at CHIMBX1.ad.uillinois.edu>


Hello,
Just a polite enquiry, are these opportunities open to students from abroad as well.
Thank you
Sylvia

      From: "Downie, J Stephen" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
 To: "humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org" <humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org> 
 Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 0:22
 Subject: [DIGLIB] Funded PhD Opportunities at Illinois
   
Dear Colleagues:

The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), the iSchool at Illinois, is actively recruiting high quality doctoral students who want to design, develop, and evaluate informatics solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Admitted candidates typically receive up to 4 years of funding in the form of research, teaching and service assistantships, including tuition waivers and stipends.

Massive changes in how large collections of data are created, disseminated, analyzed, and used have increased the role that information plays in industry, science, scholarship, government, and our everyday lives. The flexible program ensures that each student receives the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business, and government settings. Students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence in scholarship and high impact science.

Faculty work on data from many domains including science (MEDLINE, EPA, STAR METRICS), business (health, energy, media), humanities (HathiTrust, Google Books), and everyday life (social media) and develop new methods in:

* Text and Data Mining
* Informetrics and Data Analytics
* Information Retrieval
* Social Computing
* Digital Humanities
* Social Network Analysis
* Digital Libraries
* Computer Supported Cooperative Work
* Data Curation and Linked Data
* Information Trust and Privacy
* Digital Youth

GSLIS supports a broad range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth services, user services and outreach, information history and policy, social and community informatics, data curation and information organization. Additional information about research at GSLIS is available at http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/projects. For specific information about the PhD program, please visit http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd or contact lis-apply at illinois.edu.

Students from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for PhD applications is December 15, 2015.

********************************************************** 
  "Research funding makes the world a better place"
********************************************************** 
J. Stephen Downie, PhD    
Associate Dean for Research    
Professor    
Graduate School of Library and Information Science    
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839    




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        Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 01:50:55 +0000
        From: Karl Grossner <karlg at stanford.edu>
        Subject: job: software developer at Stanford University Libraries
        In-Reply-To: <612008895BFFF74BB7C7A74B2681CE617FB344AB at CHIMBX1.ad.uillinois.edu>

The Stanford University Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital
Research (CIDR) is looking for another outstanding software developer to
join our friendly and forward-thinking crew, supporting interdisciplinary
digital research in the digital humanities and computational social
sciences.

We will especially welcome applications from women, people of color, and
others from groups who are under-represented in the software development
community.

Inquiries welcome: please contact Glen Worthey <gworthey at stanford.edu>.

Please consider joining us here on the Farm!

**********************
CIDR Developer - 68515
Description:
Software Developer 2
Job Family: Information Technology Services
Job Series: Software Developer
Job Code: 4822
Classification Level: J
Exemption: Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:
The Stanford University Libraries¹ Center for Interdisciplinary Research
(CIDR) is seeking an innovative, experienced, team-oriented software
developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools and
infrastructure in order to support interdisciplinary digital research in
the digital humanities and computational social sciences at Stanford and
beyond.  Regular tasks will include programming, analyzing, designing,
developing, implementing, modifying, and maintaining computer programs in
systems of moderate size and complexity or segments of larger systems.

The CIDR Developer will join a distinguished and widely-recognized team of
software developers and academic technologists with combined decades of
expertise in the computational social sciences and digital humanities. Its
activities support research and teaching in these fields for the Stanford
community. CIDR collaborates both with individual faculty and with centers
and departments engaged in digital research, such as the Center for
Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA, incorporating the Spatial History
Project, the Literary Lab, and Humanities+Design); the Institute for
Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); the Stanford Humanities Center;
and the Center for Computational Social Sciences.  CIDR is also a hub for
collaboration and communication among social science and digital
humanities scholars, library curators, and professional developers,
promoting a sense of shared purpose in support of the Stanford mission of
research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be a skilled software developer with a deep
understanding of scholarship in the computational social sciences or the
humanities. S/he will consult and collaborate with faculty on scholarly
projects to identify technical approaches, processes and tools; evaluate
and integrate existing software tools; and design and implement new
solutions.  That candidate should have both a broad and deep understanding
of current the state of the art in the computational social sciences or
the digital humanities, as well as experience developing software for one
or more of these domains: information visualization; statistical and
textual analysis; natural language processing; event modeling; large
dataset management and transformation; digital content creation, storage,
and discovery; geospatial analysis; high performance computing concepts;
or network analysis.

CORE DUTIES*:
Conceptualize design, implement, and develop solutions for complex
system/programs independently, in support of the computational social
sciences and the digital humanities.

Work with a variety of users to gain information, and develop intra-system
tradeoffs between different users, as necessary; interact with a diverse
client base and outside vendor contacts.

Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and update
documentation as needed.

Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and
implementation work.

Work as a project leader, as needed, for projects of moderate complexity.

Serve as a technical resource for applications.

Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and
integrate them into the computing environment.

Follow team software development methodology.

Advise, consult, and collaborate with 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 faculty and library projects.

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 discussion groups and other forums
to stay abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to the
computational social sciences and the digital humanities.
*  Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination
of education and relevant experience.  Relevant experience may include
work in one or more of the following domains: information visualization;
statistical and textual analysis; natural language processing; event
modeling; large dataset management and transformation; digital content
creation, storage, and discovery; geospatial analysis; high performance
computing concepts; or network analysis.  Experience working closely with
faculty in an academic setting to create products that are acknowledged
successes, and excellent verbal and written communication skills, are
strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
Experience with software languages (e.g., Ruby/Rails, Java, Javascript,
PHP, Perl); with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Oracle,
MySQL); and with Linked Data technologies is a plus.
Proficiency with application design and data modeling.  Experience
developing dynamic and interactive media, and/or interactive scholarly
works for multiple devices with experience implementing best practices for
responsive design and accessibility is a plus.
Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical
applications.
Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming
methods; familiarity with agile software development practices.
Knowledge of application domain, that is, the use of technology in support
of social science and/or humanities scholarship. A graduate degree in a
social science or humanities discipline is desirable.

Certifications and Licenses:
None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10
pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her
job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
May work extended hours, evening and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses
and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies
and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and
other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
http://adminguide.stanford.edu.





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