[Humanist] 30.150 directorship at Scholars' Lab (Virginia); postdoc at Goldsmiths' (London)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jul 6 08:17:09 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 150.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                  (69)
        Subject: JOB: Post Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Computing
                at Goldsmiths' College

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (63)
        Subject: Managing Director, Scholars' Lab (Virginia)

        Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:01:27 +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. £31,777 - £34,451 p.a.

Interview Date: w/c 18/07/2016 and 25/07/2016
Closing date for applications: 11 July 2016

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, and is especially keen on hearing from
members for the DH community. 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 group.


This is an 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


You should also specify which one of the following you can support
teaching in: Web Programming, Javascript, Java, C++, Data Science,
Software Engineering, Databases


Computing at Goldsmiths is a growing and successful department. In
2012, our teaching was voted best in the UK in terms of student
satisfaction. In 2013, we were ranked by the Guardian League Table as
one of the top four places to study computing in London. In the 2014
REF, according to a table in the Times Higher, Goldsmiths was in the
top 20 computer science departments in the UK for research
intensity. The growing reach of the department's research can be seen
in our rapidly increasing research income: in the last three Research
Assessments, grants within the department grew from thirty thousand,
to five million, to 15 million pounds. In parallel with the research
growth, we have been expanding teaching and supervision at all levels:
undergraduate, masters, and PhDs. The successful applicant will help
support this growth.

Our growth is built on a view of computer programming as a creative
discipline that draws support from, and strengthens, a large number of
intellectual disciplines. This ethos deeply affects everything we do:
from research, to public engagement, to work with industry, and to our
teaching. We believe that this makes us a unique place to study
computing and an exceptional computer science environment in which to


Please contact Human Resources, tel 020 7078 5426 e-mail
d.connor at gold.ac.uk visit  http://www.gold.ac.uk/hr/ .
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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        Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 21:07:46 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Managing Director, Scholars' Lab (Virginia)

> Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:01:50 +0000
> From: Eric Rochester <erochest at gmail.com>

Scholars'™ Lab Managing Director

The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative leader to help shape
and steward our internationally respected Scholars' Lab. This individual
will work closely with the Academic Director to develop and support the
deep resources for digital scholarship within the vibrant intellectual
community at UVA. The Managing Director will inform the vision of the
Scholars' Lab and ensure its smooth and effective operation as a
pan-university center within the Library, overseeing Scholars' Lab staff,
resources, and budget. He or she will also help to integrate Scholars' Lab
goals and activities into the service profile of the University Library.

Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Academic Director, the Managing
Director will shape digital humanities services for the UVA Library;
provide oversight of day-to-day operations of the Scholars' Lab; develop,
oversee, and retain talented staff; coordinate the use of all Lab resources
(funding, space, personnel); develop the Lab's budget, in collaboration
with the Academic Director; help to prepare and submit grants; help to plan
and organize intellectual programming, fellowships, pedagogical
initiatives, and outreach; represent the Scholars' Lab, serving as a
liaison with University staff, faculty, and affiliated centers, as well as
national and international peers; engage in collaborative planning with
colleagues across the Library to promote and support digital scholarship;
assist in designing and shaping projects; and help to establish high-level
goals, intake processes, workplans, and MOUs for digital project
collaborations. The Managing Director will keep abreast of new
methodologies and practices relevant to digital humanities and will engage
in professional development and their own (often collaborative) research
projects related to the mission of the Lab, culminating in publication of
results and/or presentation at appropriate venues.

Qualifications, Required:
-Graduate study (Ph.D. preferred) in the humanities, library sciences,
social sciences, or a related discipline.
-Experience in an administrative position that includes supervision of
-Experience with a technical area of digital humanities and the ability to
advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
-Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
-Familiarity with recent scholarship and emergent best practices in the
digital humanities.
-Ability to teach in workshop or classroom setting and experience with
effective digital pedagogy.
-A commitment to open-source code, open-access scholarship, and innovation.

-Experience with a significant digital humanities project.
-Familiarity with a notable digital humanities center.
-Experience with project management for academic research.
-Experience teaching humanities for-credit courses.
-Experience with grant writing and management including financial and
activity reporting.

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment
website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0618965,
complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact
information for three professional references. For assistance with this
process contact Charlotte Albright, Senior Human Resources Generalist, at
(434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

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