[Humanist] 26.960 jobs: digital scholar at the Five Colleges; research developer at King's

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 13 09:18:05 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 960.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>                    (18)
        Subject: Research Developer (City Witness and Schenker Documents

  [2]   From:    Alan Boyd <alan.boyd at oberlin.edu>                         (35)
        Subject: Five Colleges of Ohio Mellon Digital Scholar position

        Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:48:23 +0000
        From: "Spence, Paul" <paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Research Developer (City Witness and Schenker Documents Online)

Job Posting: Research Developer (City Witness and Schenker Documents Online)
[Please feel free to pass this message on to any suitable candidates]

The Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London is looking for a technically imaginative and creative research developer to work on two exciting projects: City Witness (which will create an interactive digital atlas of Swansea and 3D visualisations based on eleven witness testimonies describing the hanging of the Welshman William 'Cragh' in the late 13th century) and the well-established Schenker Documents Online project, which is publishing the writings of the twentieth century's leading theorist of tonal music (see http://www.schenkerdocumentsonline.org). 

Technical curiosity and interest in any or all of linked data, web-based visualisation, or web mapping would be a real advantage. Every research project within the department is characterised by innovation, and the successful candidate will be expected to develop technically imaginative, creative, and elegant solutions whilst at the same time sustaining an awareness of best practices and standards compliance.

Full details at:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 May 2013

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

paul.spence at kcl.ac.uk
Twitter: @dhpaulspence (English)/@hdpaulspence (castellano)

        Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:24:01 -0400
        From: Alan Boyd <alan.boyd at oberlin.edu>
        Subject: Five Colleges of Ohio Mellon Digital Scholar position

The Five Colleges of Ohio seeks applications for a three year, full time
position of Digital Scholar.  Supported by a generous grant from The Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, the Digital Scholar will work to enable the Five
Colleges' transition to digital scholarship and continue the process of
integrating digital collections into the curriculum and faculty research
agendas. The home-base office for the position could be at any of the
consortial colleges.

The Digital Scholar will:
• Foster the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of
scholarly  digital projects;
• Serve as a liaison to faculty, educating them about the wide range of
options offered by the libraries and collaborating with them on the use of
digital collections and projects in the curriculum;
• Train and coordinate training opportunities for staff to increase their
understanding and awareness of the emerging field of digital scholarship;
• Engage Five College faculty and students, as appropriate, in
collaborative scholarship and the creation of knowledge using digital
collections and emerging analytical tools; regular travel to consortial
sites, ensuring that all five campuses receive the support
Required Qualifications include a graduate degree in a liberal arts
discipline; both a demonstrated effectiveness in a training or
teaching environment and a sophisticated understanding of digital projects,
metadata standards, digital publishing, and scholarly
communications; familiarity with digital repositories and experience with
XML, XSL, and/or XSLT; conversant knowledge of a variety of digital
methodologies, such as text-mining, geographic information systems, or data
visualization, or other modes of digital scholarship.

For more information or to apply to this position see
http://bit.ly/oh5scholar  Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2013
and continue until the position is filled.

Alan Boyd
Associate Director of Libraries
Oberlin College Library
148 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-1532440-775-5015440-775-6586 (fax)alan.boyd at oberlin.edu

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