[Humanist] 27.291 jobs, postdocs, grant

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 27 08:53:20 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 291.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kim Yates <JHI.Associate at utoronto.ca>                     (14)
        Subject: Mellon postdocs at Toronto

  [2]   From:    David Sewell <dsewell at virginia.edu>                       (18)
        Subject: Job Announcement: Editorial and Technical Specialist,
                XML/metadata, University of Virginia Press

  [3]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (18)
        Subject: Seeking Visualization Developer

  [4]   From:    maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>                   (41)
        Subject: research grant for an ontologist

        Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:44:07 -0400
        From: Kim Yates <JHI.Associate at utoronto.ca>
        Subject: Mellon postdocs at Toronto

The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto seeks 3 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year appointment 2014-2016 with research relevant to the 2014-15 theme:

Humour, Play, and Games
A distinctive human quality is our sense of humour, and our attraction to play and to games. Play is central to such fields as literature, music, poetry, art, and film. Humour can, of course, be very serious: a powerful critique, a source of strength to survive, a tool for building solidarity, and a means of drawing and redrawing limits. But humour also poses a challenge to the serious. Today, when scholarship needs to justify itself and time is money, what room is left for play and humour? Can they be justified along functional and economic lines (e.g. play is the seedbed of the genuinely new) or must we resist justification in the name of play itself? What is an old joke worth? Games can be both competitive and collaborative, and play is structured by the virtual spaces games create. Playing games and studying games fosters new modes of knowledge. This theme will allow all disciplines, those that have long-recognized the aesthetic importance of humour and play and those that traditionally have not, to intersect with new thinking about games, and so explore a full range of serious (and sometimes funny) play.

Fellowships begin 1 July 2014.  Eligibility: Ph.D. awarded between 1 July 2011 and 30 May 2014.
Apply at www.humanities.utoronto.ca by 15 November 2013
1.	userID registration 
2.	online application form (click Funding, select Postdoctoral Fellowships)
3.	Uploads:
     a.	letter of application explaining the link(s) between your research and the 2014-15 theme, outlining the research to be undertaken during the fellowship
     b.	full curriculum vitae
     c.	published work, dissertation chapter, or work in progress (approx. 30 pages)
     d.	statement of teaching interests including course proposals.
4.	Names and emails of 3 references 

Electronic applications submitted online only (no paper, faxes, or email submissions).  

        Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:13:27 -0400 (EDT)
        From: David Sewell <dsewell at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Job Announcement: Editorial and Technical Specialist, XML/metadata, University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire an Editorial and Technical Specialist within our Rotunda division (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/), which publishes peer-reviewed born-digital scholarly works. The incumbent in this position will be working primarily on SAH Archipedia (http://sah-archipedia.org/), an ongoing reference work authored by the Society of Architectural Historians. Secondary duties will involve our Founding Era collections (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/collections/american-founding-era/ and http://founders.archives.gov/) and other Rotunda publications.

All our Rotunda publications are XML-based, usually deriving from TEI-encoded texts and delivered via a MarkLogic server. Work on Archipedia will involve processing new content (delivered as XML or transformed from other file types), doing validation and quality control, and adding or verifying the metadata connected with building entries (geospatial data, controlled subject vocabulary terms, event history, etc.), in collaboration with other Rotunda staff and SAH editors and volunteers. Incumbents who have or can acquire skills in Web development and XML programming will also participate in extending the functionality and feature set of SAH Archipedia.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in digital humanities and/or digital library skills and projects. Experience with XML and XML editing is a requirement, and ideally with related programming technologies such as XSLT and XQuery; familiarity with geospatial metadata and GIS or geocoding applications highly desirable. Other relevant skills would include general Web development and programming (HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Drupal administration), database skills, and experience with metadata standards and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty AAT.

The University of Virginia has a long tradition of excellence in the digital humanities and digital library work, hosting groups and projects such as the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, the Scholars' Lab, SHANTI, NINES, and the Rossetti Archive.

Following is the text of the position description at UVA Human Resources (https://jobs.virginia.edu/ , "Search Postings" and search for Posting Number 0612615).

The University of Virginia Press is seeking to fill the position of Editorial and Technical Specialist for its Electronic Imprint. This position is responsible for technical editing and quality control of digital documents for the ROTUNDA imprint, and managing workflow of files received from authors and conversion vendors. It is also responsible for assisting with technical architecture and planning of ROTUNDA publications, and for development of tools and procedures to be used in production workflows and publications.

For more information about the University of Virginia Press, please visit our website at http://www.upress.virginia.edu/. Our ROTUNDA imprint is described at http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/.

This position is a restricted position. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

To apply, applicants must complete a staff application through Jobs@ (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search for posting number 0612615 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three references.

The University of Virginia Press and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314 USA
Email: dsewell at virginia.edu   Tel: +1 434 924 9973
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

        Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:35:11 -0400
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: Seeking Visualization Developer

Description: Web-based Interactive Visualization Interface Developer

Are you a clever and resourceful programmer with experience in developing web-based interactive visualizations? Do you want to join a team that's building innovative interfaces for exploring and better understanding large text collections? We're looking for a genius, we hope you're looking for us.

Who: This is a collaboration between three large Canadian digital humanities projects: "Text Mining & Visualization for Literary History", "Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory" and the "Implementing New Knowledge Environments". You will be working under the primary supervision of Stéfan Sinclair.

What: Develop a custom web-based network visualization interface using HTML5 (not Flash nor a Java applet) to explore large and complex XML-encoded texts and RDF datasets. We have working prototypes that are not web-based, and the work will primarily involve re-implementing those prototypes and tweaking their functionality.

Where: The internets, though preference may be given to developers able to spend some time at one of the institutions of the projects, and in particular McGill University, University of Alberta or the University of Guelph.

When: ASAP. The first visualization interface will be developed this fall (2013) with further projects likely to follow.

Why: Because you're creative, you like a good challenge and you want to contribute to significant work in the digital humanities.

If you're interested, please contact Stéfan Sinclair (sgsinclair at gmail dot com) as soon as possible. This job will remain open until it is filled. Candidates should have a portfolio of relevant work. Pay will be negotiated based on experience. We're more interested in relevant experience and diversity in the team than in degrees.

Susan Brown
Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
Professor                                    		Visiting Professor
School of English and Theatre Studies   	English and Film Studies
University of Guelph                    		University of Alberta
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada          	Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5
519-824-4120 x53266 (office)            		780-492-7803
sbrown at uoguelph.ca                      		susan.brown at ualberta.ca
http://orlando.cambridge.org  http://www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO   http://www.cwrc.ca

        Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:22:00 +0200
        From: maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>
        Subject: research grant for an ontologist

Università  del Piemonte Orientale - Vercelli at the address

has a call for 1 research grant  (1 year, 19.000€ pre-tax) for a person 
(less than 35 years old and PhD) which will work with geolat research 
team to the construction of a geographical ontology which will be used 
in the annotation/markup of a latin texts corpus; moreover, this person 
will participate to the setup of the software prototype of the 
annotation working environment.

(NB: this link opens a higher level page; in order to access the text of 
the call you must click onto "bandi attivi/open fellowships"; and then 
onto "bando D.R. n. 378/2013 (id. 333)".
with my apologies for the strange behavior of my university site.)

geolat project (geography for latin literature), has three scopes:
1) building a global digital library of latin;
2) tagging every geographical name both recurring to existing resources 
and creating a geographical ontology for classical texts/world;
3) allowing scholars to access the geographically tagged texts through a 
geo/graphic interface.

the interdisciplinary team needs a person able to finalize the decisions 
of the group about the geographical ontology, and to build/integrate the 
specific parts of ontology for latin texts with other already existing 

the candidate should have a solid background in computer science, 
computational ontologies and RDF, with no constraints on the domain 
where s/he got this knowledge: computer science, information 
engineering, or cognitive sciences.

the call is written in Italian language, interested people can ask for 
explanations to m.lana at lett.unipmn.it.
_knowledge of Italian language is not requested_; good knowledge of 
English as interaction language is requested. residence in italy is not 

the call is /really open/ to anyone interested.
should the grant appear not completely satisfactory, here the candidate 
can find a very advanced field of activity not so easily available 

all the best

maurizio lana, director of geolat project

Maurizio Lana - ricercatore
Università  del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
via Manzoni 8, 13100 Vercelli - tel. +39 347 7370925

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