[Humanist] 24.818 job at King's

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 818.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:21:23 +0000
        From: "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Job posting: XML developer position at Department of DigitalHumanities, King's College London

Job posting: XML developer position at Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

This position is being re-advertised
[With apologies for cross-posting]

The Department of Digital Humanities (previously the Centre for Computing in the Humanities), 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.


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

The Department of Digital 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 11 April 2011.

For more information, and details on how to apply, please visit the following url:

Paul Spence
Acting Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane

paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk

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