[Humanist] 31.72 postdocs (Helsinki); librarian (Victoria)

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 72.
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  [1]   From:    Hyvönen_Eero <eero.hyvonen at aalto.fi>                     (15)
        Subject: Three Digital Humanities post-doc positions open at HELDIG

  [2]   From:    Scott Johnston <scjo at uvic.ca>                             (70)
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Librarian position at the University of

        Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 12:52:00 +0000
        From: Hyvönen_Eero <eero.hyvonen at aalto.fi>
        Subject: Three Digital Humanities post-doc positions open at HELDIG

Dear colleagues,

Three (3) new postdoctoral researcher positions are now open at HELDIG -- Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (http://heldig.fi), at the University of Helsinki, Finland:


The deadline for applications is July 9th.

Further information about the positions can be obtained from Professor Mikko Tolonen, mikko.tolonen at helsinki.fi

Best regards - terveisin

Prof. Eero Hyvönen, Director
Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG)
University of Helsinki and Aalto University
phone:  +358 50 384 1618
Heldig: Room A305, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki, http://heldig.fi<http://heldig.fi/>
Aalto: Room B128, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo, http://seco.cs.aalto.fi/
Homepage: http://seco.cs.aalto.fi/u/eahyvone/

        Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 20:37:44 +0000
        From: Scott Johnston <scjo at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Librarian position at the University of Victoria

The University of Victoria is seeking a Digital Scholarship Librarian. This
position is situated within the Digital Scholarship and Strategy unit of
UVic Libraries and reports to the Head, Library Systems. The full job
description can be found at 


Closing date in June 7, 2017.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian collaborates with faculty, students,
librarians, and technical staff to develop and promote digital collections,
digital asset management, digital research environments, and digital
information fluency.

Specifically the DS Librarian:

Assists faculty and students to use content management systems and digital
exhibition platforms for teaching, learning, research, and publication;

Develops programmes and services to help students improve technology skills
in the Digital Scholarship Commons through the use of software (R, Python,
GIS) and hardware (3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics);

Supports faculty in the use of the Hydra digital asset management system;

Designs and builds digital exhibits in platforms such as Spotlight and

Administers collections, users, and permissions in online platforms;

Helps to set development priorities for the Libraries' digital research

Works closely with the digital scholarship developer to align the Libraries'
digital asset management systems with the University's scholarly and
research objectives and preservation requirements;

Works closely with staff in the Libraries' DS Commons and Learning and
Research unit to develop programs and facilities supporting digital
information fluency; and,

Manages projects relating to the development of digital collections and

The University of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is a teaching and
research institution of approximately 18,000 students and 880 regular
faculty members with graduate programmes in a wide range of disciplines.
UVic is widely recognized for its interdisciplinary research initiatives;
its co-op education; its many Canada Research Chairs; and its support for
innovative teaching. For more information about the University of Victoria,
see http://www.uvic.ca http://www.uvic.ca/

Qualifications Required:

A Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited
program, or equivalent degree, and an additional Master's degree and/or PhD
in an academic discipline strongly preferred; demonstrated teaching
experience; demonstrated project management experience; experience working
directly with faculty to support grant funded projects; demonstrated
knowledge of HTML/CSS; demonstrated experience working in Content Management
Systems (such as, Drupal); excellent interpersonal skills with students,
faculty, librarians, staff, and community members; and, superior written and
spoken communication in English.

Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language (such as,
Python, PHP, Javascript, Java,Ruby); experience with digital asset
management systems (specifically, CONTENTdm, Islandora, Hydra, Fedora);
experience with relational database design (such as, SQL); familiarity with
one or more of the following: R, ArcGIS, XML, 3D Modelling; knowledge of
linked data theory and practice (such as, SPARQL); and, knowledge of digital
preservation best practices.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A
comprehensive benefits package is provided.

For more information on negotiated benefits, see:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three (3) references by noon,
June 7, 2017 to: Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian, University of
Victoria Libraries, ulo at uvic.ca

Scott Johnston, MA, MLIS
Metadata Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries
PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria BC  V8W 3H5
250-472-5479 | scjo at uvic.ca<mailto:scjo at uvic.ca>

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