[Humanist] 31.230 postdoc (Leiden)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 230.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:55:53 -0400
        From: Chao-Lin Liu <liuchaolin at gmail.com>
        Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies/Digital Humanities

Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies/Digital Humanities

Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for a

*Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies/Digital Humanities (1.0
FTE) Vacancy number 17-317*

Project description

Leiden University is hiring a postdoctoral fellow in Buddhist
Studies/Digital Humanities to join the ERC-funded Open Philology project
The Open Philology project is described in detail in a document which can
be found at http://leidenuniv.academia.edu/JASilk.
Key responsibilities

   - The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing the
   underlying back-end architecture on which the project will operate;
   - You will also develop the features of the project responsible for data
   - The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with other members of the
   team to create the framework for the Open Philology Project, but you will
   have the flexibility to develop a stack of your choosing (with input from
   the PI and faculty at Leiden University);
   - 50% of your time will be dedicated at the technical requirements of
   the project. The other 50% will be used to conduct your own research within
   the project’s framework.

Selection criteria

   - PhD in the Humanities, Computational Linguistics, or Computer Science;
   - Programming Experience (php or similar for back-end development,
   Python, Haskell, R, or similar for linguistic/data analytics);
   - Experience in Database Design/Data structures (LAMP stacks, Elastic
   Stacks, or similar back-end architectures);
   - Experience with Natural Language Processing, Corpus Linguistics, or
   Digital Humanities;
   - Familiarity with Buddhist Studies;
   - Knowledge of Chinese or Tibetan is preferred but not required.

Our Faculty/Institute

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as
philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature,
linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world.
With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s
programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic
city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information

The Postdoctoral Fellow will hold a position in the Leiden University
Institute for Area Studies (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/). LIAS is
comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern
Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is
committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary
and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent
language skills.

Current staff in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology,
Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History,
International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary
Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology,
Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual
Culture Studies.

Terms and conditions

We offer fixed-term post from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2019, with
the possibility of an extension for 2 years. Salary range, depending on
education and work experience, from €3,475 to €5,405 (pay scale 11 or 12 in
accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities)
gross per month, based on a full-time appointment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional
holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career
development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you
some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates
from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
More at http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community
and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented

Queries can be directed to Jonathan Silk, email j.a.silk at hum.leidenuniv.nl or
Paul Vierthaler, email p.a.vierthaler at hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications must be received *no later than 15 September 2017*.
Applications should be in English, and be submitted
vacatureslias at hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include in a single
PDF file named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this
• An academic CV;
• A two-page letter of interest. Please carefully read the project proposal
found at https://leidenuniv.academia.edu/JASilk, and in your letter of
interest include a discussion of how you would approach the project. This
may be the most important part of your application;
• Contact information for two references.
​Further information:

Fulbright and TUSA Scholar @ Harvard University
Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

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