[Humanist] 30.421 tenure-track asst profs (Penn, Illinois); fellowship (Penn State); Pelagios manager

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Wed Oct 19 09:49:00 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 421.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Charles E. Jones" <cejo at UCHICAGO.EDU>                     (7)
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Fellow Pennsylvania State University

  [2]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (53)
        Subject: Community Manager wanted for Pelagios Commons

  [3]   From:    "Irish, Sharon Lee" <slirish at illinois.edu>                (28)
        Subject: JOBS: Assistant Professors of New + Emerging Media,
                University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  [4]   From:    "Charles E. Jones" <cejo at UCHICAGO.EDU>                     (6)
        Subject: Univ. of PA: tenure-track assistant professor appointment in
                digital humanities

        Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:23:38 +0000
        From: "Charles E. Jones" <cejo at UCHICAGO.EDU>
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Fellow Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Digital Scholarship Fellow
Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Please bring this ad to the attention of anyone who might be interested.

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek creative, forward-thinking individuals to apply for the fixed-term, non-tenure track, three-year appointment as Digital Scholarship Fellow. This faculty librarian will play a critical role in outreach, training, and service development to strengthen digital scholarship at Penn State. The successful candidate will be conversant with methods, technologies, and platforms pertinent to textual analysis and have first-hand knowledge of, and experience in, their applications for research. The Digital Scholarship Fellow will have a passion for interdisciplinary, collaborative projects; value education through experimentation and prototyping; and understand the importance of humanities and social sciences scholarship and its publics.  The position reports to the Associate Director for the Center for Humanities and Information in the University Libraries and is jointly funded by the Libraries and the College of the Liberal Arts.

This position is expected to raise the profile of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences at Penn State and to sustain the digital scholarship community through outreach and events such as workshops and speaker series. The successful candidate will be able to communicate, translate, and share ideas and concepts effectively across diverse, interdisciplinary audiences. The Digital Scholarship Fellow will maintain currency in the field and may pursue their own research to do so. The person in this role may also engage in national and/or international initiatives or other professional activities.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

        Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:50:32 +0100
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Community Manager wanted for Pelagios Commons

Hi all

Pelagios Commons is seeking a new Community Manager. Please spread the word
and encourage any potentially interested candidates to apply. Please also
note that the deadline for applications is _extremely_ short: Friday 28th
of October. For any queries feel free to get in touch with me at
l.isaksen at lancaster.ac.uk.

Further particulars and the online application form or available through
the Lancaster jobs page:

All best


Community Manager, Pelagios CommonsHistory
Salary:   £32,958 to £38,183
Closing Date:   Friday 28 October 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 14 November 2016
Reference:  A1683

Pelagios Commons is seeking an active and engaged Community Manager to join
its Investigative Team. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation until
December 2017, Pelagios Commons is one of the largest and most successful
Digital Humanities initiatives working in the field of Linked Open Data.
More information is available at: http://commons.pelagios.org

You will have everyday responsibility for working with the Pelagios Commons
community and supporting SIG activity. This includes a wide range of
outreach activities, including managing the Commons website and forum,
social media presence, offering expert guidance, producing general
documentation, minuting meetings, and running and participating in
international meetings, conferences and workshops.

You will be able to respond to general Pelagios software support questions
and collate and prioritise feedback with the Technical Director in order to
continuously improve functionality. As a member of the Investigative Team,
you will fully engage with the project’s theoretical and technical

While the position reports directly to the Pelagios Commons Community
Director, in practice the role both permits and requires a significant
degree of autonomy and teamwork. It is anticipated that you will over time
develop new opportunities and initiatives within Pelagios Commons  which
will allow us to secure future funding and extend this contract.

You may either be based at Lancaster University, UK, at the level of Senior
Research Associate, or maintain affiliation with a registered academic
institution elsewhere in the world. In such cases, salary will be open to
negotiation but may not exceed the maximum UK salary.

If you wish to be affiliated with an institution other than Lancaster
University you must also provide a letter from the relevant organisation
confirming their willingness to employ you and to join the Pelagios Commons
Research consortium.

For further details about this, and other enquires, please email
l.isaksen at lancaster.ac.uk

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by Skype in the week
commencing 14 November.

Pelagios is a project that embraces the entirety of the human experience.
We therefore particularly welcome applicants whose personal background
helps us to achieve this ambition.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

        Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:39:53 +0000
        From: "Irish, Sharon Lee" <slirish at illinois.edu>
        Subject: JOBS: Assistant Professors of New + Emerging Media,  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professors of New + Emerging Media

College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Media invites applications for two entry-level, tenure-track assistant professor positions in New and Emerging Media. Successful candidates should demonstrate an innovative research and teaching agenda that complements the interdisciplinary profile of the College and the current research strengths across the university in New and Emerging Media. Appointments will be made on a tenure-track, 9-month academic year in one of the College’s three departments - Advertising, Journalism, or Media & Cinema Studies -- beginning August 16, 2017.

Academic scholars and creative artists are both encouraged to apply. For candidates who are academic scholars, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in mass communication, media studies or a related field (e.g., visual studies, design studies, digital studies, technology studies, social informatics, information and computer sciences, business, economics, psychology) is required. For candidates who are creative artists, a master’s degree or equivalent is required, and a terminal degree is preferred.  All candidates should possess the potential for high-quality research or creative endeavor, publication, and teaching.  Of particular interest are candidates who draw on interdisciplinary bodies of theory, are open to mixed-methods approaches and collaborations, and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original and creative research in one or more of the following areas:

Big data and society

Computational advertising and machine learning

Convergence culture and participatory media

Data semantics

Digital ethics, privacy, and policy

Digital humanities and digital archives

Digital/multimedia journalism

Disability studies in information communication technology

Game studies and digital narrative

Locative media, mapping, and platform studies

Media history and historiography of cinema and new media

Media literacy and multimodal scholarship

Mobile and interaction design

Natural Language Processing

Online /contextual advertising and behavioral targeting

Social media and new media use and effects

Virtual/augmented reality

Visual studies and data visualization

Successful candidates will be expected to develop funding for a strong research program, to work collaboratively with faculty and scholars within the College of Media, and to form collaborations with faculty engaged in new media research across the campus – including in Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, Information Sciences, Business, and leading interdisciplinary research centers such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Beckman Institute.  Successful applicants will teach current new media courses and develop conceptual courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to new media.  An ability to advance the College’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs is desired.

The College of Media’s faculty consists of internationally renowned social scientists, media professionals, and humanities scholars and serves 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students (http://media.illinois.edu/). The College is also home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Communications Research and Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois.

The position will begin on August 16, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, creative endeavors, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae, and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 18, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the positions have been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler at illinois.edu  or 217-333-2351.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

For more info, see: https://jobs.illinois.edu/faculty-positions/job-details?jobID=71871&job=college-of-media-assistant-professors-of-new-emerging-media-f1600111

        Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:10:32 +0000
        From: "Charles E. Jones" <cejo at UCHICAGO.EDU>
        Subject: Univ. of PA: tenure-track assistant professor appointment in digital humanities

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in digital humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace the humanistic social sciences. We are interested in exceptional scholars who make innovative, pioneering use of digital technologies to study textual, geographic, aural, visual, or spatial aspects of the humanities.

The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences:  Classical Studies, English, German, Music, or Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.   Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.

This appointment will be the first in a cluster of appointments in various aspects of the digital humanities, a cluster meant to support the newly established Price Lab for the Digital Humanities.  The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in building such a program and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of digital humanities.

The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.

Applications should be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/991 and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, links to no more than three journal publications, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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