[Humanist] 24.731 jobs at ETCL (Victoria), MITH (Maryland)

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Tue Feb 22 07:29:51 CET 2011


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 731.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Caroline Leitch <cmleitch at uvic.ca>                        (39)
        Subject: Positions Available at the ETCL

  [2]   From:    Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>                          (63)
        Subject: Hiring at MITH


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        Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:17:33 -0800
        From: Caroline Leitch <cmleitch at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Positions Available at the ETCL

[with apologies for cross-posting; please distribute]

The ETCL (http://etcl.uvic.ca/) and the Implementing New Knowledge
Environments (INKE) project at the University of Victoria have a
number of exciting opportunities for candidates with a background in
literary and textual studies, expertise in computing, and an
understanding of the digital humanities.

ETCL team members are self-starters and self-managers who work well
both individually and collaboratively and pride themselves on a
passionate interest in the humanities and their computational
engagement. Prospective ETCL team members should share similar
passions and interests and bring new skills, new ideas, and
complementary perspectives on existing digital humanities issues.
Being organised is essential; interest and aptitude in research
planning and management are assets; and the ability to work in concert
with our existing team is a critical requirement.

Most positions can be taken up as postdoctoral fellow,
alternative-academic, or developer. Salary for these positions is
competitive in the Canadian academic context, and is governed in part
by source-funder regulations; in some cases, a salary supplement for
additional teaching duties may be available.

Applications comprising a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and
contact information for three referees may be sent electronically to
etcl.apply at gmail.com. Please indicate in the email subject line the
position to which you are applying. Applications will be received and
reviewed until the positions are filled.

Positions Available:
Textual Studies and Digital Humanities Specialist
Digital Humanities Programmer Analyst / Developer (possibility of 2 positions)
Digital Humanities Specialist, Information Management
Digital Humanities Specialist, User Studies and Reading Behaviour

Please see <http://etcl.uvic.ca/2011/02/02/positions-available-in-the-etcl/>
for more information.

-- 
Cara Leitch
Assistant Director, Digital Humanities Summer Institute
PhD Candidate, Department of English
University of Victoria
Victoria BC  Canada
cmleitch at uvic.ca



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        Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:34:26 -0500
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: Hiring at MITH


Dear all,

 The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland in College Park is seeking a full time Community Lead
for at least 12 months to represent MITH projects using social media
(including our blog, Twitter feeds, and Website), and to communicate the
importance of the work to a range of different constituencies, including
scholars, librarians, and university administrators. The Community Lead will
organize and execute a strategic plan for engagement and outreach, and
represent several of the largest projects in which MITH participates,
including Preserving Virtual Worlds, the Text-Image Linking Environment
(TILE), and especially Project Bamboo.

Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
is a collaboration among the University of Maryland’s College of Arts and
Humanities, Libraries, and Office of Information Technology. Since its
founding in 1999, MITH has become internationally recognized as one of the
leading centers of its kind, achieving a track record of prominent and
successful grant funded projects from NEH, the IMLS, the Mellon Foundation,
and the NSF, among other agencies and funders. Its collaborators include the
Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Kennedy Center, and
the Smithsonian, among many others. MITH’s strength is its collegial spirit,
born of the value it places on its staff and their experiences, and the
ideas they bring to the team.

Project Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary partnership that
brings together humanities scholars, librarians, and information
technologists to tackle the question of how we can advance arts and
humanities research through the development of shared technology services.
The Preserving Virtual Worlds project, whose partners include the University
of Illinois, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Stanford University,
aims to improve the capacity of libraries, museums, and archives to preserve
computer games, virtual worlds, and interactive fiction. A collaborative
project between MITH and Indiana University, the Text-Image Linking
Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based
electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts.

* *

*Minimum Qualifications:*

BA/BS degree required; proficient written and verbal communication skills,
with demonstrable experience in writing for online environments; experience
using social media (Twitter, Blogs, Wikis); basic understanding of HTML;
experience using content management systems (WordPress, MediaWiki)

* *

*Preferences:*

Demonstrable engagement with the digital humanities community; web design
experience; strong public speaking skills.

* *

*Additional Information:*

Salary range: $40,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience. The University
of Maryland also offers a competitive benefits package. Apply online a j
obs.umd.edu  http://jobs.umd.edu/ , click on “faculty” postings. Position
#02181041. For best consideration, apply by March 4, 2011.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political
affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

-- 
Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://www.mith.umd.edu/
Twitter: @fraistat





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