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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 724.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:28:45 +0000
        From: "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Job posting: three new research posts at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Job posting: three new research posts at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[With apologies for cross-posting]

CCH is both a department with responsibility for its own academic programme and a research centre promoting the appropriate application of computing in humanities research. Its research projects cover a wide range of humanities disciplines, including medieval studies, history, literature and linguistics, and music, and also include a number of more general information management projects in both humanities and the social sciences.

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Project Research Officer (XML Developer)
(Full-time, fixed term 2 years - Grade 6)

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London is looking for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to work on its text-based research projects. The position will involve using computer tools and methods to facilitate digital scholarship.

The successful candidate to this position would have widespread experience in modelling textual materials and developing tools to search, query, retrieve and display them using XML-related technologies; in designing, writing and modifying programs which facilitate content creation ; and collaborating in the development of integrated HTML-based interfaces for web publication.

Experience in creating and manipulating XML documents in a range of XML-related standards and technologies (DTDs/Schema, XPath, XSLT) is highly desirable, in particular textual materials encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative's guidelines. Familiarity with structured data/MySQL, Java programming, text processing techniques and standards-compliant XHTML and CSS is also desirable.

In addition you will need to have a good understanding of how research is conducted in the humanities and social sciences and you will be expected to make a contribution to the departmental research profile. You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.

This appointment is on the Grade 6 scale, currently ranging from £33,070 - £39,038 inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance per annum. This is a full-time, two-year contract.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9 March 2011.

For more information, and details on how to apply, please visit the following url:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG766/project-research-officer-developer/

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Technical Project Officer (Web Frontend Design/Development)
(Full-time, fixed term 2 years - Grade 6)

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) wishes to recruit a Lead Web Frontend Designer / Developer to work with and support the CCH development team and subject discipline specialists in the design and development of visually attractive and functionally effective web interfaces.

As part of its very active research programme, the Centre (a department within the School of Arts and Humanities) is involved in a large number of externally funded collaborative research projects, almost all of which are published as freely available websites. The department has built and hosts some 140 websites, of which around 35 are in active development at any one time. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting work on existing and new projects, collaborating on the design, customisation and maintenance of their web interfaces (both public facing and administrative), ensuring consistently high standards of usability and performance across the department's websites, and advising internally on standards and best practices. This is an exciting and varied position, which will involve taking the lead in aesthetic and functional design, and frontend development, across a diverse selection of different websites and applications which range from bespoke web application frameworks designed to display large amounts of complex or unusual data, to customising off-the-shelf blogging and CMS software.

Applicants must have a keen eye for effective visual design and layout, outstanding attention to detail, and a passion for creating attractive and robust interfaces.  Experience with Adobe Photoshop (or similar) together with developer level expertise in XHTML, CSS and JavaScript (including experience with AJAX development), are essential for this role. Applicants must have experience building interfaces and developing client-side functionality in the context of current programming or templating languages (e.g. Django, PHP, JSTL, XSLT etc). An awareness of interface development frameworks both for XHTML/CSS (such as Blueprint, YUI etc) and for JavaScript (preferably JQuery) would be highly desirable.  A working knowledge of user-centred design methodology (including development of wireframe diagrams, sitemaps, functional specifications) is important, and experience with user engagement processes such as the development of use cases or running focus groups would be a distinct advantage. A comprehensive knowledge of new and current standards and best practices for usable and accessible web interface design, together with the ability to systematically and quickly test for, identify, and resolve browser-related problems, is also expected.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate applicable experience in a web design/development role elsewhere and will be asked to supply examples of projects or websites they have worked on in the recent past which demonstrate both visual design and development competence.   background or interest in the cultural heritage sector and/or the fields of the Humanities or Social Sciences would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work effectively as part of a collaborative team (including working with external designers, project partners, and stakeholders) as well as being able to work independently. Candidates should have good communication skills and possess the ability to document the work in clear written English.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £33,070 - £39,038, per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum. Benefits include an annual season ticket loan scheme and a final salary superannuation scheme.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 March 2011

For more information, and details on how to apply, please visit the following url:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG818/technical-project-officer-web-frontend-design-development/

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Technical Project Officer (GIS / Web Mapping Developer)
(Full-time, fixed term 2 years - Grade 6)

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) wishes to recruit a developer specialising in GIS & web-based mapping to work with and support the CCH development team and subject discipline specialists across a range of research projects, many of which will involve spatial data and map-based visualisation.

As part of its very active research programme, the Centre (a department within the School of Arts and Humanities) is involved in a large number of externally funded collaborative research projects, almost all of which are published as freely available websites. The department has built and hosts some 140 such websites, of which around 35 are in active development at any one time. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting web application development on existing and new projects, focussing primarily on those involving underlying spatial data, and the visualisation of data on both static and interactive web-based maps.

Applicants should have extensive experience with GIS, and will have worked with ESRI ArcGIS and / or Open Source GIS editors; applicants must also have development experience with PostgreSQL and/or MySQL and will be comfortable working in SQL. Applicants will require a thorough working knowledge of the standards and protocols associated with the storage and interchange of spatial data (i.e. WMS, JSON, GeoRSS, KML, XML), together with a strength in at least one web programming language (preferably J2EE/JSP, Django, or PHP) and the willingness and capability to learn other languages as required. The ability to program in JavaScript ('pure', or using a framework) and experience with AJAX development, are essential for this role as is competence with XHTML and CSS. Familiarity with Open Source mapping servers such as GeoServer and MapServer would be highly desirable.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in a GIS analyst or web development role elsewhere. A background or interest in the cultural heritage sector and/or the fields of the Humanities or Social Sciences would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work effectively as part of a collaborative team as well as being able to work independently. They should have good communication skills and possess the ability to document work in clear written English.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £33,070 - £39,038, per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum. Benefits include an annual season ticket loan scheme and a final salary superannuation scheme.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 March 2011

For more information, and details on how to apply, please visit the following url:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG814/technical-project-officer-gis-web-mapping-developer/

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Paul Spence
Acting Head of Department
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL

paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk
www.kcl.ac.uk/cch/
http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/research/projects/





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