[Humanist] 31.141 lead developer (LitLab, Stanford); postdoc (Newcastle)

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Wed Jun 28 08:31:33 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 141.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at IT.OX.AC.UK>               (48)
        Subject: Post-doctoral Research Associate: Animating Text Newcastle
                University project

  [2]   From:    Hannah Walser <walser at stanford.edu>                       (54)
        Subject: Lead Developer at Literary Lab

        Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:27:32 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at IT.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Post-doctoral Research Associate: Animating Text Newcastle University project

Reminder: Excellent postdoc at Newcastle University on a 
scholarly digital editing project!
Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.

James Cummings (Moving to Newcastle University)


Post-doctoral Research Associate: Animating Text Newcastle 
University project

Location:    Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary:    £29,301 to £31,076 per annum (with potential
progression to £38,183).
Hours:    Full Time
Contract Type:    Fixed-Term/Contract (36 Months)
Closing Date:    7th July 2017


The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is 
seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate (full-time) 
to work on a University-funded Project: 'Animating Text at 
Newcastle University' for 3 years. You will work with Professor 
Jennifer Richards and Dr James Cummings in the School of English 
Literature, Language and Linguistics and with Professor Paul 
Watson at the Digital Institute.

Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience of 
working with digital technologies, and a track record of 
initiating and conducting cross disciplinary research. The 
post-holder will be required to research, prototype and evaluate 
data models and process models for scholarly editing; to 
communicate this research to the AtNU team and to contribute to 
the development of a series of pilot projects; to contribute to 
the development of research grant applications to RCUK and other 
funders; and to contribute to the supervision of postgraduate 
students. Applicants will have a PhD (awarded or submitted) in 
using or developing Digital Technology for the Humanities, or a 
related PhD with equivalent experience.

Fixed term for 36 months.

Interviews will be held on Monday 24 July 2017.

For informal enquiries relating to this post contact Professor
Jennifer Richards (Jennifer.Richards at ncl.ac.uk).

Information about AtNU is available on request.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of 
our good employment practices for the advancement of gender 
equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research 
award for our work to support the career development of our 
researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.


Dr James Cummings,James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk  Academic IT
Services, University of Oxford

        Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:07 -0700
        From: Hannah Walser <walser at stanford.edu>
        Subject: Lead Developer at Literary Lab


The Stanford Literary Lab is hiring a lead developer; would you please post
this job advertisement (below my signature) to the Humanist list? Thanks
very much, and let me know if you need any other information.

All best,
Hannah Walser

Hannah Walser, PhD
Lecturer, Department of English
Assistant Director of the Literary Lab
Stanford University


Lead Developer, Stanford Literary Lab
Apply here:

The Stanford Literary Lab is a research group that specializes in the
computational and quantitative analysis of textual materials, particularly
literature. Housed in the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA),
the Literary Lab maintains a roster of internal research projects, as well
as a set of collaborations, both within Stanford and with other research
centers and scholars outside of the University. The lab’s work involves
text mining, natural language processing tasks, statistical modeling and
visualization design. For more information on the Literary Lab, please see

The Literary Lab seeks to hire a lead developer who will provide close
computational and analytical support to current and future researchers at
the lab. The lead developer will work closely with lab members, both
faculty and students, to create new analytical workflows on a project by
project basis and to develop and implement code that supports the core
research work of the lab. One of the developer’s primary responsibilities
will be maintaining the lab’s textual corpus repository, including
maintaining and extending an interface and/or API to provide access to this
material. Additional duties include serving as the lead programmer on lab
projects, writing code for feature identification and extraction, designing
new visualizations for research outcomes, and attending project and lab
meetings on a regular basis. As the demands of individual projects at the
lab are unique, the lead developer will be responsible for designing ad hoc
computational solutions on a case by case basis, as well as developing
multi-use programs that are accessible to researchers in the humanities.
The lead developer will coordinate their efforts with the wider digital
humanities community at Stanford, including CESTA’s other labs and projects.

We expect and desire that the lead developer will dedicate a portion of
their time to designing and implementing their own research projects, in
keeping with the research goals and mission of the Literary Lab and in
close consultation with lab directors. As a member of the Literary Lab and
in accordance with our research practices, the lead developer we seek to
hire will also be credited on lab publications for projects that they

This is a two-year fixed term position at 80% time. Review of applications
will begin *immediately* and continue until the position is filled. Please
contact literarylab at stanford.edu with any questions about the position. The
Literary Lab is committed to increasing the diversity of digital humanities
research, and we encourage applications from women, people of color, and
other members of groups underrepresented in DH.

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