[Humanist] 25.383 job at Rice in ephemera

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 383.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:11:42 -0400
        From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Job opening: Rice ephemera archive post-doctoral fellow

I'm posting this for a colleague. For inquiries, please use the Rice contact
information below.

Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral fellow

Position: A two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao
Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, with the possibility to extend
for an additional year.  Stipend: $40,000 per year, plus benefits.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

(1) Interested in research with ephemera and interested in developing new
protocols and methods for storing and sharing ephemera.
- Develop a theme for a series of conferences.
(2) Develop a long term strategy for organizational and individual
contributions to the archive
- Negotiate agreements with organizers, scholars, libraries and universities
- Report to Luce foundation twice a year.
(3) Collaborating with Fondren Center for Digital Scholarship
administrative, research and technical staff.
- Work with the coordinator for digital archives to assess the usability of
tools and

practices used by archivists to review and process born-digital materials.
(4) Organize student field researchers.
- Teach basic research methods.
- Oversee student research.
(5) Develop technical web interface to facilitate archive submissions.
- Handle variations in Dublincore metadata.
- Work with programmers on the interface.
- Remain aware of developing technology issues

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences
discipline.  Experience with humanities and social science research methods.
Recommended Qualifications: Experience in ephemera collections, particularly
advertisements.  Experience in developing or working on an archive.
Preferred skills: Chinese language, in particular.  Other Asian language

Application: Applicants may submit their application electronically to
chaoctr at rice.edu. All other applicants are requested to mail three letters
of reference, one hard copy of a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), a
cover letter and a current CV.  Cover letters should discuss applicants
interest in developing and pioneering a digital ephemera archive.

Meagan Williams
Chao Center for Asian Studies (MS-475)
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892 USA
Email address: chaoctr at rice.edu <mailto:chaoctr at rice.edu> <chaoctr at rice.edu>

Specific questions may be emailed to the Assistant Director of the Chao
Center, Meagan Williams, at chaoctr at rice.edu.

About the University: Rice is a member of the Association of American
Universities, which includes the 62 top research institutions in North
America. Its endowment per student is sixth-largest among American private
research universities, and its small size (about 3,100 undergraduates)
encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and
professors (our median undergraduate class-size is 14). We have students
from all 50 states and from 81 countries, and many of them participate in
cutting-edge research guided by world class faculty in the humanities,
social sciences, engineering and natural sciences.
Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women
and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

- Jennifer

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Jennifer Vinopal / vinopal at nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
5th floor south, Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
v: 212.998.2522
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