[Humanist] 26.165 studentship at Lausanne; job in Cambridge

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Mon Jul 16 22:38:33 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 165.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Claire Clivaz <Claire.Clivaz at unil.ch>                     (41)
        Subject: PhD Student job in Lausanne (CH)

  [2]   From:    rupert.gatti at openbookpublishers.com                       (82)
        Subject: OBP development and job

        Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:37:47 +0200
        From: Claire Clivaz <Claire.Clivaz at unil.ch>
        Subject: PhD Student job in Lausanne (CH)

Dear all,

Here is an French announcement for a 5 years PhD student job at the 
University of Lausanne (CH): the PhD will focuse on DH and sociology, on 
the direction of Prof. Dominique Vinck.

The PhD can be written in English, French or German. The deadline is 
short: do not hesitate to apply.

Kind greetings,

Claire Clivaz

Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques
L'institut des sciences sociales met au concours un poste d’
Assistante diplômée ou Assistant diplômé dans le domaine des humanités digitales

Entrée en fonction:	01.08.2012
Durée du contrat : 1 année. Ce contrat peut être renouvelé 2x
2ans. La durée maximale totale est de 5 ans.
Taux d'activité : 80 à 100%
Lieu de travail : Lausanne, Suisse

Profil souhaité :
-- Master en sciences sociales ou titre équivalent.
-- Bonne connaissance de base des études sociales des sciences et
techniques (science and technology studies)
-- Intérêt pour les méthodes (qualitatives et quantitatives) en 
sciences sociales
-- Projet d'élaborer une thèse en sociologie des sciences et des
techniques portant sur la conception d'outils numériques dans le
domaine des activités digitales (social shopping of digital tools).
-- MaEEtrise du français et de l'anglais
-- Soucieuse de promouvoir une représentation équitable des femmes et
des hommes parmi son personnel, l'Université encourage les
candidatures féminines.

Description des tâches :
50% du taux d'activité sera dédié à la réalisation d'une thèse de
50% du taux d'activité sera consacré au soutien des tâches
d'enseignement et de recherche à commencer, mais sans exclusive,
par l'enseignement de méthodologie de 1ère année.

Dossier de candidature :
Votre candidature, contenant une lettre de motivation, votre CV, vos
notes du Master, et un énoncé concis de votre projet de thèse est à
adresser par e-mail à : secretariatiss at unil.ch
Pour tout renseignement complémentaire contacter Dominique Joye:
dominique.joye at unil.ch

        Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:17:46 +0100
        From: rupert.gatti at openbookpublishers.com
        Subject: OBP development and job

Open Book Publishers is expanding rapidly and we are now looking for an
energetic, intelligent and IT savvy person - ideally with a research
background - to lead our development program. This is a really exciting
position for somebody interested in pushing forward the open access and
digital publishing agendas - and we would really appreciate your help
spreading the word about it, or for any recommendations for people we
might contact.

More details about the job are at
and copied below for your info.

Many thanks for any you help you can give us on this.

Best wishes

Business Development and Technical Support Manager

Company Information

Open Book Publishers is a non-profit and Open Access academic publisher of
high quality and rigorously peer reviewed research in the humanities and
social sciences. Founded by Cambridge academics 3 years ago, we now have
over twenty titles by some of the world’s most respected scholars,
including Nobel laureate Amartya Sen (Harvard), Caroline Humphrey
(Cambridge), Lionel Gossman (Princeton) and Ariel Rubinstein (NYU and
Hebrew University).

All our titles are available to read online for free in their entirety.
Access to our free digital editions is growing rapidly, with over 30,000
distinct users from 127 countries collectively viewing over 400,000 pages
during June 2012 alone. Our titles are also available in traditional
hardback and paperback editions together with digital and e-book editions,
all of which retail at low prices from our own website and through major
retail outlets internationally.

We are spearheading innovative production, distribution and retailing
techniques and have been involved in the launches of several important new
international Open Access publishing initiatives such as the Directory of
Open Access Books, Unglue.it, and OpenEdition. Cambridge based, we have a
small number of highly motivated staff, all with post-graduate
qualifications and academic backgrounds.

Job Description

This is an exciting time to be involved in Academic publishing and Open
Book Publishers (OBP) is at the vanguard of changes in the industry.
Having established a strong reputation for the academic quality of our
publications, our commitment to ensuring free access to their
publications, and our willingness to introduce innovative publication
methods and practices, OBP is now looking to expand the scale and range of
its operations.

The Business Development and Technical Support Manager will be responsible
for implementing, refining and extending OBP’s ambitious development
program, as well as identifying and developing new Open Access publishing
opportunities and partnerships as they emerge. S/he will also have
responsibility for the management of all the non-academic components of
the company, which include: maintaining and developing OBP’s website,
digital products and social network presence; managing the sales, revenue
generation, marketing and distribution of titles; creating and updating
usage statistics and altmetrics; overseeing accounting, employment, legal
and business reporting activities; and providing technical and IT support
to the Academic Editors.

Starting Date: September 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Location: Cambridge, UK.

Salary: In the range of £25-35,000 pa - depending on experience and

Person specification

The position will be particularly suitable for a person with good IT
skills and experience in web and software development, possessing an
entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to reform academic publishing. It would
be desirable for the candidate to have completed a graduate research
degree such as a PhD or MPhil. Experience in areas such as Digital
Humanities, Digital Publishing or Open Source software development would
also be an advantage.

Applications and Closing Date

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and covering letter by email to
Rupert Gatti (rupert.gatti at openbookpublishers.com).

Interviews for this position will commence on 30 July, and the position
will stay open until an appointment is made.

Further Details

Please contact Rupert Gatti (rupert.gatti at openbookpublishers.com, tel: +44
(0)1223 339929) with any questions or for further information about this

Dr. Rupert Gatti
Open Book Publishers
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