[Humanist] 29.724 position at the Mellon; PhD studentship at De Montfort

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Fri Feb 19 07:07:29 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 724.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>                       (50)
        Subject: PhD scholarship at De Montfort University

  [2]   From:    Donald Waters <DJW at mellon.org>                            (37)
        Subject: Open position at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

        Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:40:49 +0000
        From: Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>
        Subject: PhD scholarship at De Montfort University
        In-Reply-To: <20160218061204.1812DCFA at digitalhumanities.org>

PhD in Textual Criticism and Authorship
Attribution by Computational Methods

A PhD research scholarship including stipend
and tuition fee costs is offered within the
Centre for Textual Studies in the School of
Humanities. It is available to UK or EU students
who are suitably qualified and have outstanding
potential as a researcher. In offering this
scholarship the University aims to further
develop its proven research strengths in
textual scholarship. It is an excellent
opportunity for a candidate of exceptional
promise to contribute to a stimulating,
world-class research environment.

New computational methods are enabling new
discoveries about the authorship and textual
provenance of literary and historical works,
showing us new plays by William Shakespeare
and reshaping the canons of other major figures.
This scholarship offers the opportunity to learn
the state of the art in these new methods and
apply them to a range of textual questions in
the field of literary-historical study. The
research student could explore any aspect of
authorship attribution or textual criticism by
computational methods, and may come from any
background, technical or non-technical, because
full training in computational methods for
textual analysis will be provided. The student
would also be free, but not required, to devise
new kinds of computational methods for literary-
historical scholarship.

For a more detailed description of the scholarship,
the subject area at DMU and an application pack
please visit


Please direct academic queries to Prof Gabriel Egan on
+44 (0)116 257 7158 or email gegan at dmu.ac.uk. For
administrative queries contact Morgan Erdlenbruch at 
Morgan.Erdlenbruch at dmu.ac.uk. Completed applications
should be returned together with two supporting
references and an academic transcript.

Applications are invited from UK or EU students with
a MasterÂ’s degree or good first degree (First, 2:1 or
equivalent) in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships
are available for up to three years full-time study
starting October 2016 and provide a bursary of ca.
14,296 GBP pa in addition to University tuition fees.
Please quote ref: DMU Research Scholarships 2016: ADH FB3.

Gabriel Egan

        Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:37:10 -0500
        From: Donald Waters <DJW at mellon.org>
        Subject: Open position at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
        In-Reply-To: <20160218061204.1812DCFA at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear colleagues,

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is seeking applicants for the position of program officer in the department of Scholarly Communications.  Below is the job description.  Note that qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: ProgramOfficerSC at mellon.org<mailto:ProgramOfficerSC at mellon.org>.

Thank you.

Don Waters



The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("Foundation") is a not-for-profit, grantmaking organization that seeks to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.  It makes grants in five core program areas (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; diversity; scholarly communications; and international higher education and strategic projects).  The Foundation seeks a Program Officer capable of assuming a wide range of responsibilities in the Scholarly Communications department.

Position Details:
The Program Officer in Scholarly Communications reports to and takes direction from the Senior Program Officer, and cultivates, mentors, and supervises program staff.  The Program Officer meets regularly with leaders in the field, invites and evaluates proposals, prepares grant recommendations, manages budgets, and participates in policy discussions.  The Program Officer also contributes actively to various collective activities and special initiatives of the Foundation, and helps maintain an effective and collegial work environment.

*       Assists the Senior Program Officer in managing and monitoring Scholarly Communications program activity and its grant portfolio;
*       Manages and monitors grantmaking budgets;
*       Interacts with scholars and leaders in higher education, libraries, archives, publishing, and information technology to stay abreast of developments in scholarly communication practices, especially as they affect and guide programmatic objectives;
*       Engages collaboratively with other staff in advancing aspects of the Foundation's mission, including areas of joint interest such as the enhancement of diversity in and international collaborations among organizations devoted to scholarly communications;
*       Invites, evaluates, and offers guidance on the development of proposals;
*       Develops, facilitates, and monitors Scholarly Communications program initiatives across institutions
*       Prepares grant recommendations, essays and reports for the Foundation's officers and board of trustees;
*       Attends Board meetings and presents grant recommendations;
*       Oversees staff responsible for post-award grant management and participates in the monitoring and reconciliation of grant narrative and financial reports;
*       Tracks and assesses the progress of Scholarly Communications-supported programs;
*       Represents the Foundation in meetings with current and prospective grantee organizations, Foundation partners, and professional organizations; and
*       Performs additional duties as called upon.

Required Skills and Experience

*       An advanced academic degree (Ph.D or equivalent).
*       Personal initiative and a mature commitment to liberal education;
*       Several years of teaching and research experience in higher education, and familiarity with scholarly communications, its history and current concerns;
*       Outstanding interpersonal communication, team building, mentoring, and leadership skills;
*       Demonstrated competence in public speaking and written communication;
*       Advanced computer and office skills, including comfort using grant management systems and familiarity with social media, blogging, and web-based resources;
*       Experience in managing large and complex programs, facility with data collection and analysis, working knowledge of and interest in applied research;
*       Willingness to travel domestically and internationally; and
*       Commitment to a collegial work environment and to collaboration with colleagues in all of the Foundation's program areas.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent working conditions.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: ProgramOfficerSC at mellon.org<mailto:ProgramOfficerSC at mellon.org>.

We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.

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