[Humanist] 29.125 jobs: Canada Research Chair; project manager at the BL

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Jun 28 01:22:58 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 125.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (48)
        Subject: Digital humanities and social justice

  [2]   From:    "Alencar Brayner, Aquiles"                                (13)
                <Aquiles.AlencarBrayner at bl.uk>
        Subject: Job Opprotunity british Library - Project manager THOR
                (Technical and Human Infrastructure for Open Research)

        Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:17:07 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Digital humanities and social justice

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Digital Humanities and Social Justice
York University


The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies seeks to appoint a 
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Humanities and Social 
Justice. The successful candidate will be a senior academic at the level 
of Professor with an outstanding international reputation as a research 
leader, responsible for furthering scholarly intensification at York, 
and attracting and cultivating a cohort of collegial and student 
intellectual endeavour in the field and exploring interactions across 
disciplines. S/he will be a world-class scholar in the study of digital 
media, communities, and/or cultures as they impact, emerge out of, or 
respond to questions of social justice. With a dynamic, substantial and 
ongoing record of scholarship supported through competitive external 
funding, the candidate will support York’s strategic prioritization of 
interdisciplinary and intermedial research that forges a just and 
sustainable world.

Research may focus on but not be limited to intelligent, interactive, 
mobile, social, or networked technologies; digital methodologies, 
cultures, modes of perception, or expression; and/or the ethical and 
intellectual consequences of living in and with the world’s 
technological conditions, locally, globally, today, and/or across time. 
The successful candidate’s research will address key critical and 
theoretical intersections of digital humanities and social justice and 
the modalities for understanding these intersections from a contemporary 
or historical perspective. Ultimately housed in the Departments of 
English, History and/or Humanities, the appointed scholar will foster 
international collaboration, pedagogy, and public access to research in 
digital humanities and social justice.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and will:

-- be recognized as an outstanding and innovative world-class research 
leader whose accomplishments have made a major international impact in 
the field;
-- have a superior record of obtaining competitive external research 
funding and attracting and supervising graduate students and 
postdoctoral fellows;
-- as chairholder, be expected to develop collaborative programs of 
research involving faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows from 
across the entire University and, where appropriate, from outside York 
University; and
-- be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest 

For more information see:

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

        Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:15:16 +0000
        From: "Alencar Brayner, Aquiles" <Aquiles.AlencarBrayner at bl.uk>
        Subject: Job Opprotunity british Library - Project manager THOR (Technical and Human Infrastructure for Open Research)

Job opportunity at the British Library:

Project Manager, THOR (Technical and Human Infrastructure for Open Research)
Salary range is £48,434 - £56,251 per annum
Full time (36 hours per week)
Fixed Term Contract to 31st January 2018
British Library, London

THOR ((Technical and Human Infrastructure for Open Research) [http://project-thor.eu] is a €3.4m euro project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme and coordinated by the British Library. THOR builds on the DataCite and ORCID initiatives to uniquely identify scholarly artefacts (such as data) and attribute them to researchers through persistent identifiers (PIDs).The project will run through December 2017.

THOR will improve research by making it easier to identify and track scholarly work. PIDs let researchers cite work easily and unambiguously, find and re-discover research, and assess research impact. Services will be designed and delivered through ORCID and DataCite infrastructures, in partnership with data repositories (Dryad, ANDS) and emerging publishers solutions (PLoS, Elsevier). It will work through concrete use cases in High-Energy Physics (at CERN), Humanities and Social Sciences (at the British Library), Life Sciences (at EMBL-EBI) and Geosciences (at PANGAEA).

The successful candidate will take responsibility for managing and delivering the project. The post-holder will work with the European Commission and the project management board, leveraging experience in large-scale multi-organisation collaborative projects and will guide and coordinate the work of the superb project team across ten partner organisations. You will be PRINCE2 (or equivalent) certified and be experienced with European projects. You will also be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the role of persistent identifiers and data in a multi-disciplinary setting, experience with digital library systems and services, understanding of research practices, and the ability to communicate with general, expert, and research communities is also required.

Closing Date: 9th July 2015
Interview Date: 20th July 2015

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: COL00208

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