[Humanist] 23.770 jobs: projects manager; internships; PhD studentships

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 770.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>        (41)
        Subject: job as IT Projects Manager, DHO

  [2]   From:    "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>        (90)
        Subject: PhD studentship at Edinburgh College of Art

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (23)
        Subject: Postgraduate Internships Doegen Records Web Project

        Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:23:56 +0100 (BST)
        From: "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: job as IT Projects Manager, DHO

Vacancy: IT Projects Manager, Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)
1 Year - Fixed Term Contract

Applications are invited for a one year fixed term contract position
of IT Projects Manager to the DHO.  The DHO is designing,
constructing, and hosting a digital repository of humanities
research.  This joint national platform, funded under Cycle 4 of
PRTLI, is being constructed for the RIA and its partners to provide
for the building, coordination and dissemination of humanities
research, teaching and training at an all-island level. Reporting to
the DHO Director, the IT Projects Manager will be responsible for :

    * provision of technical foresight and project management for a
variety of DHO partner projects from various institutions
created for inclusion in a federated Fedora Commons Repository,
    * the development, implementation, management and maintenance of
web applications (this includes the Drupal based DHO portal and
research database [DRAPIer], and the Fedora Commons Repository),
    * day-to-day management and technical foresight of the IT
functions of the DHO including:
          o delivery of network, operational and technical services
of the DHO
          o a certain level of software development for DHO

The IT Projects Manager will have a third-level degree or equivalent
in a relevant IT discipline and a minimum of five years’ experience
in an information systems development role. Previous experience of
project management and staff management experience are essential.

Further information and details of the application process are
available here http://dho.ie/vacancies. The closing date for
applications is Friday 7th May 2010 at 4 p.m.

The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
Pembroke House
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --

        Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:32:41 +0100 (BST)
        From: "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: PhD studentship at Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art - PhD Studentship.

£13,290 per annum maintenance will be provided, and course fees will
be paid for three years.

Research proposals are invited from applicants who wish to undertake
a practice-based PhD researching networked, distributed and
collaborative authorship in electronic arts and literature practices
and the subsequent implications for how creative communities form
and creative practice emerges. The PhD research project will explore
questions through employing theoretical and practical methods within
the context of a larger European wide research project.

Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature
as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice is a 1 million
Euro, three year research project funded by the Humanities in the
European Research Area Joint Research Programme. The project
involves an academic consortium, including Edinburgh College of Art,
University of Bergen (Norway), Blekinge Institute of Technology
(Sweden), University of Amsterdam (Nederlands), University of
Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and
University College Falmouth (England). Focusing on a particular
creative community, of electronic literature practitioners, the
project inquires into how creative communities of practitioners form
within transnational and transcultural contexts, within a globalised
and distributed communications environment, seeking to gain insight
into and understanding of the social effects and manifestations of
creativity. Creative communities can be regarded as microcosms of
larger communities. Within networked culture creative communities
tend to be international and yet reflective of cultural specificity,
acting as a lens through which social change can be observed. Such
communities exist as local and global phenomena, in ‘creative
cities’ and ‘global networks’, and appear to draw value from this
conjunction of opposites. Whilst creativity is often perceived as
the product of the individual artist, or creative ensemble, it can
also be considered an emergent phenomenon of communities, driving
change and facilitating individual or ensemble creativity.
Creativity can be a performative activity released when engaged
through and by a community and can thus be considered an activity of
exchange that enables (creates) people and communities.
Understanding creativity as emergent from and innate to the
interactions of people facilitates a non-instrumentalist analysis.

The successful candidate will work with Principal Investigator
Professor Simon Biggs, Co-Investigator Dr. Penny Travlou and Dr.
Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen, Project Leader), producing a
body of their own creative work, a thesis, assisting with
ethnographic fieldwork, associated research, publications, the
project conference and exhibition. They will liaise with project
partners, particularly the University of Bergen and Blekinge
Institute of Technology (Maria Engberg and Talan Memmott), on the
design and development of the project website and DVD anthology of
artists' networked practice, as well as University College Falmouth
(Jerome Fletcher) and New Media Scotland, preparing a programme of
performance based electronic literature as part of the final
exhibition and conference.

Candidates should possess either a Masters or a 1st or 2:1 degree in
a relevant digital and creative arts, design or computing
discipline, or have equivalent experience and skills, and be a
practising artist or author in the field of electronic arts and
literature. Skills in digital media design will be advantageous. The
studentship will begin in September 2010 for a period of three
years. For UK and EU students, the remuneration will be at the Arts
and Humanities Research Council studentship rate and all fees will
be paid. For non-EU students the remuneration will cover
approximately 1/3 of the annual student fees. Students on programmes
at eca graduate with an award from the University of Edinburgh.

Further details on the project can be found at: http://www.elmcip.net/

Informal enquiries should be addressed to: Professor Simon Biggs.
+44 (0)131 221 6084 s.biggs at eca.ac.uk

To apply please send a proposal and an application form to the
Academic Registry, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh EH3 9DF UK. Tel: +44(0)131 221 6291. Guidelines and forms
are available at: http://www.eca.ac.uk/index.php?id=379

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday May 14, 2010.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed via email by May 20 and
interviews will be held on Friday May 28, 2010.

For further information on eca, please visit: http://www.eca.ac.uk

For further information about the studentship please see:

eca is an accredited institution of the University of Edinburgh and
a charity registered in Scotland No: SC009021.

 Simon Biggs

s.biggs at eca.ac.uk  simon at littlepig.org.uk  Skype: simonbiggsuk
http://www.littlepig.org.uk/ Research Professor  edinburgh college
of art  http://www.eca.ac.uk/ Creative Interdisciplinary Research
into CoLlaborative Environments http://www.eca.ac.uk/circle/
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in
Practice  http://www.elmcip.net/

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland,
number SC009201

        Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:58:25 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Postgraduate Internships Doegen Records Web Project

Postgraduate Internships (12 Week Fixed-Term Contract)

The Doegen Records Web Project (http://dho.ie/doegen/) is one of two “Academy Digital Resources” projects funded under Cycle Four of the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI-4). Based in the Royal Irish Academy library, the Doegen Project is transferring 212 recordings of native Irish speech from each of the four provinces to the web.  These recordings were made by Dr Wilhelm Doegen, Director of the Lautabteilung, Preussische Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, during the period 1928-31, under a Department of Education initiative, which was organised and administered by the Academy.  The collection comprises versions of stories, songs, prayers and other miscellaneous items.  The RIA now invites applications for the following fixed-term contract positions with the Doegen Web Project:

Postgraduate Internships – 3 Posts (Fixed-Term Contract – 12 Weeks)

We are offering 3 postgraduate internships (2 folkloric and 1 biographical research):

Internship 1: Researching and writing folkloric and bibliographical notes on stories in the Doegen collection.

Internship 2: Researching and writing folkloric, bibliographical and discographical notes on songs in the Doegen collection.

Internship 3: Researching and writing biographical notes on informants in the Doegen collection and compiling other contextual information.

The successful candidates for Internships 1 & 2 will have a third level degree in Folklore and/or Irish, must be fluent in Irish and must currently be registered for a postgraduate degree in Folklore or Irish.  The successful candidate for Internship 3 must be fluent in Irish and must currently be registered for a postgraduate degree in a relevant humanities field. The successful candidates will also have excellent communication skills and IT skills.

Salary Scale: €21,864 per annum.

Further information and details of the application process are available on www.ria.ie http://www.ria.ie/ .  The closing date for applications is Thursday, 6th May 2010.  Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the information provided in their application.  Late applications will not be considered.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in advance of interviews, which will be held during May.

The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House, 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2  IRELAND
--- 53.335373,-6.254219
--- Tel:   +353 1 2342441
--- shawn at shawnday.com<mailto:shawn at shawnday.com>
--- http://dho.ie

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