[Humanist] 31.434 asst professorship (Winona State); postdoc (Utrecht); creative residency (NC State)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 434.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Verheul, J. (Jaap)" <J.Verheul at uu.nl>                    (31)
        Subject: dh vacancy. please circulate

  [2]   From:    "Heckman, Davin" <dheckman at winona.edu>                     (7)
        Subject: Assistant Professor--Digital News Media/Production

  [3]   From:    Markus Wust <mgwust at ncsu.edu>                            (148)
        Subject: Call for Proposals: Creative Residency at North Carolina
                State University Libraries

        Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:41:33 +0000
        From: "Verheul, J. (Jaap)" <J.Verheul at uu.nl>
        Subject: dh vacancy. please circulate

Postdoc position digital humanities, in the research program “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing global information networks in historical newspaper repositories, 1840-1914” (1.0 FTE, 15 months)


Job Description

Postdoc position digital humanities, in the research program “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing global information networks in historical newspaper repositories, 1840-1914” (1.0 FTE, 15 months)

You will be part of a two-year international research project that is funded by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the fourth Digging into Data challenge. “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914” (OcEx) brings together leading efforts in computational periodicals research from the nine academic partners in US, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and the UK to examine patterns of information flow across national and linguistic boundaries in nineteenth-century newspapers by linking digitised newspaper corpora currently siloed in national collections. OcEx seeks to break through the conceptual, institutional, and political barriers which have limited working with big humanities data by bringing together historical newspaper experts from different countries and disciplines around common questions. This is done by actively crossing the national boundaries that have previously separated digitised newspaper corpora through computational analysis and by illustrating the global connectedness of nineteenth-century newspapers in ways hidden by typical, national organisations of digital cultural heritage.

You will work under the supervision of the project leader Jaap Verheul in the work package 'Conceptual Migration', which aims to model and visualise the conceptual migration and translation of texts across regional, national, and linguistic boundaries. The full research team consists of cultural historians and digital humanities scholars from consortium partners Northeastern University (USA), Universität Stuttgart (Germany), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and University of Turku (Finland). You will be responsible for developing historical 'use cases' that demonstrate how the tools developed in the project can be used to trace, analyse, and visualise the migration and translation of ideas over regional and linguistic borders. This requires the ability to evaluate digital newspapers repositories and analytical software tools that are developed in the project. You will be based at the Cultural History section of the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University, which provides a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment.


  *   You have completed a PhD in cultural history, media history, digital humanities, or in a related field; or a PhD dissertation in one of these fields already accepted by the PhD Examination Committee.
  *   You have proven experience with digital tools and quantitative research methods. Previous work in the field of digital humanities is preferred.
  *   You have an excellent track record and research skills, relative to experience, and excellent academic writing and presentation skills.
  *   You have an international outlook and you have excellent oral and writing skills in English. Reading knowledge of one or more of the languages used in this project (Dutch, German, Finnish, Swedish or Spanish) is preferred.
  *   You have the ability to work in an international, interdisciplinary team and you are willing to take responsibility for deliverables and deadlines in your work package.
You will be offered a Postdoc position during 15 months starting 1 January 2018. The starting salary ranges between € 3,238 and € 3,475 (gross monthly salary on a full-time basis depending on experience and qualifications (salary scale 10).

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and terms of employment. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. You'll find more information about working at Utrecht University here.

Over de organisatie

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The faculty of Humanities has approximately 900 employees and 7000 students. The faculty covers four areas of knowledge: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Cultural Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication.

Through education and research in these areas the faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe within an ever changing social and cultural context. Our enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent facilities in Utrecht’s historical center, where the faculty has its home, make for an inspiring working climate.

Aanvullende informatie

For further information about the vacancy, please contact dr. Jaap Verheul, project leader, at j.verheul at uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.


Would you like to apply? Then please include (1) a one-page letter of motivation, (2) a one-page research note, explaining how you would take your subproject forward, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) the names and contact details of two scholars who can be contacted for a reference; (5) two writing samples (i.e. two papers or a paper and a chapter of your PhD thesis).

Interviews are scheduled for the week of 11 December. Employment will become effective by 1 January 2018.

Apply by 04/12/2017

Apply by following this link:

Dr. Jaap Verheul | Department of History and Art History | Faculty of Humanities | Utrecht University | Drift 6 | office 0.22 | 3512 BS Utrecht | The Netherlands | T. +31 30 253 6034 | T. +31 30 253 62222 (secretary) | office hours Tuesday 15:00-16:00am | j.verheul at uu.nl<UrlBlockedError.aspx> | culturalhistory.eu<http://culturalhistory.eu/>

        Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:08:16 +0000
        From: "Heckman, Davin" <dheckman at winona.edu>
        Subject: Assistant Professor--Digital News Media/Production

Assistant Professor--Digital News Media/Production

Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication.  This is a probationary/tenure-track appointment with an expected start date of August 20, 2018.  As a faculty member, you will be responsible for teaching Digital News Media/Production and other Mass Communication courses. Additionally, you will be expected to teach courses that would include, but are not limited to, Audio & Video Production, Print & Web Production, News Editing, and other required and elective courses in the department’s Journalism option and academic core as well as supervising student digital news and information production for the department.  Minimum qualifications for this position include possessing a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Mass Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or closely related field.  For a complete job description and information on applying for this position, please go to www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winona. Review of applications begins 1/8/2018.


Davin Heckman
Professor, Mass Communication, Winona State University
Secretary, Electronic Literature Organization
dheckman at winona.edu

        Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:53:32 -0500
        From: Markus Wust <mgwust at ncsu.edu>
        Subject: Call for Proposals: Creative Residency at North Carolina State University Libraries

Dear All,

I'm Markus Wust, a Co-PI on the Mellon-funded Visualizing Digital
Scholarship in Libraries and Learning Spaces (aka, the Immersive Scholar
project). I'd like to share with you the following Call for Proposals for a
creative residency to make a scholarly visual work that will be featured on
one or more of the large-scale digital walls
<https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/videowalls> in the award-winning James B. Hunt
Jr. Library. I thought it might be of interest for you or your network. If
you know of someone whose work would be a good match for the project and
who could benefit from participating, please feel free to share this CFP.
Let me know if you have any questions.


Markus Wust
Digital Research and Scholarship Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
Raleigh, NC
ORCID: 0000-0001-5958-2058


Application Deadline: 8:00am EST, January 3rd, 2018
Duration: 4-6 weeks
Start date: Flexible, February through August, 2018

Stipend: $20,000

The NCSU Libraries invites proposals from artists, scholars, and creative
technologists for a four-to-six-week residency to create immersive
scholarly visual content for one or more of the large-scale digital walls
<https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/videowalls> in the award-winning James B. Hunt
Jr. Library at NC State University in Raleigh. The residency is sponsored
by the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Visualizing Digital Scholarship in Libraries
and Learning Spaces grant (“Immersive Scholar”), and is part of the NCSU
Code+Art program.

Residents are encouraged to interrogate the intersections of data,
knowledge, and culture through visual expression. This residency offers an
opportunity for the selected project to influence the way that people look
at the university’s role in supporting data visualization and digital art,
similar to the manner that the Hunt Library has started to change the way
that people think about academic libraries in the 21st century.

Libraries have long been places where people have explored new ways of
interacting with information and data. The NCSU Libraries’ Code+Art program
 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/projects/codeart  continues this tradition by
bringing an aesthetic eye to the increasing role of data in our lives by
combining creative and computational thinking in a library’s physical
spaces. Code+Art provides the lens that focuses this residency program.

*Program Details*

The resident will produce a large-scale work of digital art or
visualization. Creations could include generative art or dynamic,
data-driven visualizations of high aesthetic quality. The data underlying
the piece may or may not be literally interpretable, depending on the
resident’s scholarly approach.

To generate broader impact and a larger audience, the work will:

   - Be open source
   - Follow principles of responsive design
   - Follow principles of universal design
   - Be documented using principles of literate computing
   - Be broadly distributed to other libraries and learning spaces with
   similar visualization facilities

Additionally, the work should be scholarly output that is citable and
impactful. NCSU Libraries staff and collaborators will explore with the
resident innovative approaches to peer review, sharing, and credit for the
work created during the residency.

The work will be displayed on one or more of the Hunt Library’s large video

   - Art Wall <https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/artwall> - the screen that
   welcomes visitors to the Library
   - iPearl Immersion Theater - the Library’s premier storytelling venue
   - Commons Wall - in the heart of the Library’s learning spaces
   - Visualization Wall - a unique shape that symbolizes the Library’s
   blend of physical and digital space

Please see our Video Wall Guide
for technical specifications of the walls. Additionally, the resident will have
access to the Libraries’ full suite of spaces for creation and making

The resident must have sufficient knowledge required to produce the work
described in their application for this residency. Experience in open web
technologies is strongly preferred, but other technologies could be
considered if the requirements for open source and broad distribution can
be met.

To further support the resident, the library will hire a student worker to
assist the resident with content production. The resident can specify the
student’s title and skill set. If additional technology skills are needed
beyond what the student employee can provide, the residency stipend may be
used to hire technical help.

The residency includes a stipend of $20,000 that can be used to cover
housing, travel, and other expenses incurred by the project.

Women and historically underrepresented communities are especially
encouraged to apply.

*Support and Community Engagement*

The resident will work closely with NCSU Libraries staff, who will
facilitate engagement with the NC State community and the broader scholarly
community. Libraries staff have expertise in visualization
 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/do/visualization , making
 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/services/makerspace , data management
 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/do/data-management , and other areas of research
support  http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/services/researcher-support , and will be
available to the resident for consultation.

The resident will be expected to engage with the NC State community through
a talk and/or workshop, to be determined and facilitated with Libraries

NC State University <https://www.ncsu.edu/about/> is a pre-eminent research
enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design,
the humanities and social sciences, textiles, and veterinary medicine.
Collaborations with NC State researchers and students will grow from the
vision and needs of the resident, and can be facilitated by Libraries
staff, who maintain deep relationships with the campus community.

This residency is funded as part of a larger, “Immersive Scholar” grant.
Immersive Scholar is a three-year effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to develop extensible models and programs for the creation and
sharing of digital scholarship in large-scale and immersive visualization
environments. The resident, therefore, will be part of a larger, national
network of participating institutions
<https://immersivescholar.org/news/announcing-our-partners> and advisors
<https://immersivescholar.org/advisory-panel>. Work completed under this
residency must be designed to be open source and will be shared to the
grant’s participating cohort
display at their respective institutions.

*Eligibility Requirements*

   - Participants within commuting distance will be preferred for this
   first of three residencies
   - Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
   - Must not be a currently enrolled student


   - Statement of interest (500 words or less)
   - Narrative of proposed work (500 words or less)
   - Description of spaces, technologies, and support needed for project
   (500 words or less)
   - Resume/CV
   - Online portfolio of past relevant works
   - 1 letter of reference

*Selection and Notification Process*
Proposals will be selected by the Immersive Scholar personnel based on the
following criteria:

   - Creativity of proposal
   - Whether the proposal is extensible, desirable, and feasible for
   distribution to multiple visualization installations
   - Proficiency in web or creative coding technologies
   - Good collaboration skills
   - Value of proposed outcomes to digital scholarship

Applicants may be contacted for an interview or a presentation of previous

Please see http://immersivescholar.org for more information about the grant
and send inquiries to immersivescholar at ncsu.edu.

*Submit applications through this Google Form
All applications must be submitted by 8:00am EST, January 3rd.*

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