[Humanist] 29.614 RA positions at Western Sydney

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Tue Jan 12 08:39:23 CET 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 614.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:54:56 +0000
        From: Jason D Ensor <jasondensor at gmail.com>
        Subject: 2 x Research Associate Positions in Digital Humanities


Dear Colleagues,

Just a gentle reminder in case you know of suitable candidates: Two exciting new positions in digital humanities, literary studies and book history are available at Western Sydney University on the Australian Research Council funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment’.

The original advertisements, along with further details on the application process and links to the position descriptions, can be found at:

http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/employment/home/current_vacancies

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Ref 2227/15
Research Associate in Digital Humanities
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University, Australia

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic inter-disciplinary digital humanities research clusters.

It is currently seeking a doctorally-qualified research associates with background in eighteenth-century literary studies, book history, history or cognate disciplines to work on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment: Reinterpreting Eighteenth-Century European Culture through Historical Bibliometrics and Digital, Spatial and Textual Analysis’.

The project builds on the path-breaking ‘French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe’ (FBTEE) database project, which is hosted at Western Sydney. It aims to reconstruct popular reading trends to revise understanding of European enlightenment and the transformational impact of print. The successful applicant will work on a sub-project lasting 18 months entitled: ‘Mapping the French Novel: An Experiment in Academic Crowd-Sourcing’. The role will include designing and leading a six-month experiment in crowd-sourcing; identification and digital curation of key sources; editing and standardisation of digital research data; taxonomic classification of books; and data entry and data analysis.

The successful applicant will participate in the project’s programme of workshops, symposia and international conferences, both in speaking and organisational roles. They will also contribute to the publication of digital and traditional research outputs. These will include both individual and team outputs.

There is a possibility of a relocation package as per the university’s relocation policy.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Burrows, email: s.burrows at westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:s.burrows at westernsydney.edu.au>

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $79,656 to $96,237 (comprising Salary $71,865 to $86,824, plus Superannuation, and Leave Loading)

Full Time Fixed Term Position for 18 Months at Western Sydney University’s Penrith Campus.

Closing Date: 30 January 2016

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Ref 2228/15
Research Associate in Digital Humanities
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University, Australia

The Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at the Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic inter-disciplinary digital humanities research clusters.

It is currently seeking a doctorally-qualified research associate with background in eighteenth-century literary studies, book history, history or cognate disciplines to work on the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment: Reinterpreting Eighteenth-Century European Culture through Historical Bibliometrics and Digital, Spatial and Textual Analysis’.

The project builds on the path-breaking ‘French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe’ (FBTEE) database project, which is hosted at Western Sydney University. It aims to reconstruct popular reading trends to revise understanding of European enlightenment and the transformational impact of print.

The successful applicant will work on a sub-project lasting 24 months entitled: ‘The Illegal Book Trade Revisited’. The role will involve in interpreting, recording and analysing a wide range of statistical materials on the illegal book trade; editing and standardisation of digital research data; and taxonomic classification of books.

The successful applicant will participate in the project’s programme of workshops, symposia and international conferences, both in speaking and organisational roles. They will also contribute to the publication of digital and traditional research outputs. These will include both individual and team outputs.

There is a possibility of a relocation package as per the university’s relocation policy.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Burrows, email: s.burrows at westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:s.burrows at westernsydney.edu.au>

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $79,656 to $96,237 (comprising Salary $71,865 to $86,824, plus Superannuation, and Leave Loading).

Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position for 2 Years at at Western Sydney University’s Penrith Campus.

Closing Date: 30 January 2016

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Dr Jason Ensor<http://www.uws.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_jason_ensor>
Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities
Chief Investigator: Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment<http://fbtee.uws.edu.au/mpce/> (ARC DP160103488)
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University, Australia
P +61 2 9685 9891 | F  + 61 2 9685 9075
www.jasonensor.com http://www.jasonensor.com/

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For inquiries about this list, please contact:
Dr Jason Ensor | Research & Technical Development, Digital Humanities
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University
P +61 2 9685 9891 | F + 61 2 9685 9075
westernsydney.edu.au






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