[Humanist] 29.384 PhD studentships at Illinois; jobs at the MLA

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 384.
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  [1]   From:    "Downie, J Stephen" <jdownie at illinois.edu>                (27)
        Subject: Funded PhD Opportunities at Illinois

  [2]   From:    Nicky Agate <nicky.agate at nyu.edu>                         (46)
        Subject: Job Opportunities at the MLA

        Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:22:29 +0000
        From: "Downie, J Stephen" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Funded PhD Opportunities at Illinois

Dear Colleagues:

The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), the iSchool at Illinois, is actively recruiting high quality doctoral students who want to design, develop, and evaluate informatics solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Admitted candidates typically receive up to 4 years of funding in the form of research, teaching and service assistantships, including tuition waivers and stipends.

Massive changes in how large collections of data are created, disseminated, analyzed, and used have increased the role that information plays in industry, science, scholarship, government, and our everyday lives. The flexible program ensures that each student receives the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business, and government settings. Students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence in scholarship and high impact science.

Faculty work on data from many domains including science (MEDLINE, EPA, STAR METRICS), business (health, energy, media), humanities (HathiTrust, Google Books), and everyday life (social media) and develop new methods in:

* Text and Data Mining
* Informetrics and Data Analytics
* Information Retrieval
* Social Computing
* Digital Humanities
* Social Network Analysis
* Digital Libraries
* Computer Supported Cooperative Work
* Data Curation and Linked Data
* Information Trust and Privacy
* Digital Youth

GSLIS supports a broad range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth services, user services and outreach, information history and policy, social and community informatics, data curation and information organization. Additional information about research at GSLIS is available at http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/projects. For specific information about the PhD program, please visit http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd or contact lis-apply at illinois.edu.

Students from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for PhD applications is December 15, 2015.

   "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD     
Associate Dean for Research     
Graduate School of Library and Information Science    
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839    

        Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:49:36 +0000
        From: Nicky Agate <nicky.agate at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Job Opportunities at the MLA

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We are currently hiring for the following positions. Please share widely!

Project Coordinator, Humanities Commons

The Modern Language Association of America seeks a project coordinator to work collaboratively with the MLA staff and other humanities organizations on the Humanities Commons initiative and other related projects intended to help foster greater collaboration and communication in the humanities. This full-time position is available immediately and is expected to run through December 2016.

The project coordinator will serve as the liaison between the MLA Commons team and three partner scholarly organizations, facilitating communication and supporting participating organizations as they get started with the Commons. The coordinator will also support the project principals in keeping the day-to-day activities of the project running on schedule. Furthermore, the coordinator will work with the managing editor of MLA Commons to facilitate member activity and uptake and create documentation and training materials and will participate in other Commons-related projects.

The successful candidate for this position will have

● An advanced degree in a humanities discipline
● Considerable project-management experience
● Excellent communication skills
● A strong record of using social media for scholarly and professional outreach
● Familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communication

Further desirable qualifications include

● Experience leading workshops and a proven track record of doing so with enthusiasm and lucidity
● Demonstrated facility with technology
● A willingness and ability to coordinate multiple moving parts with aplomb

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick through Interfolio<https://apply.interfolio.com/32466> at https://apply.interfolio.com/32466. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.

PHP Developer

The Modern Language Association is seeking a PHP developer to extend and maintain several open-source software products, including the WordPress-based MLA Commons<https://commons.mla.org/> and Commons In A Box<http://commonsinabox.org/>. MLA Commons allows our members—over 25,000 scholars in the fields of language and literature—to create profiles, seek feedback from peers on their work, establish and join groups to discuss common interests, and collaborate through new kinds of open-access publications. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help shape a platform for the leading membership association in the humanities and contribute to an award-winning and active open-source project (seeGitHub<https://github.com/mlaa>).

In addition, our long-term plans include exciting and eagerly anticipated projects that will expand the scope of the MLA’s outreach, including several joint ventures with other organizations.

Skills & Requirements

We’re looking for a colleague with strong interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity who can work both independently as well as collaboratively with internal and external team members and who has experience working with the following:

  *   PHP-based application frameworks in a production environment (for at least 2 years)
  *   WordPress plug-in and theme development
  *   The presentation layer of a Web application (HTML, CSS, JS) in a production environment
  *   SQL (solid skills for extending existing database schemas and creating custom queries are required)
  *   REST APIs for two-way data exchange
  *   A system-level LAMP or LEMP server environment, for basic installation and maintenance tasks
  *   The principles of good UX design

Additionally, your candidacy will be greatly enhanced by knowledge of any of the following:

  *   Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Azure, or other cloud platform in a production environment
  *   Symfony
  *   BuddyPress plug-in development
  *   Fedora digital object repository
  *   Apache Solr or implementing faceted search results in a production UI


  *   Competitive salary
  *   Generous vacation and sick time
  *   Flexible work hours
  *   403(b) retirement plan
  *   Individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost
  *   Intellectually stimulating work environment

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a vitae to positionprod.0515 at mla.org<mailto:positionprod.0515 at mla.org?subject=PHP%20developer%20position>.

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