[Humanist] 30.423 asst professorship (Concordia); postdoc (Adler Planetarium)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 423.
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  [1]   From:    "Wells, Sarah P. (spw4s)" <spw4s at eservices.virginia.edu>  (13)
        Subject: Zooniverse GLAM/Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the
                Adler Planetarium

  [2]   From:    Matt Soar <mattsoar at gmail.com>                            (29)
        Subject: TT Hire: Critical Digital Media Production (Coms, Concordia)

        Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:44:47 +0000
        From: "Wells, Sarah P. (spw4s)" <spw4s at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: Zooniverse GLAM/Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Adler Planetarium

Zooniverse GLAM/Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Zooniverse, the world-leading research crowdsourcing  team, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher and project lead to help direct the development of the Zooniverse platform, especially in the area of text and audio transcription for galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) and humanities research. 

Zooniverse enables ~1.5 million registered volunteers to participate in over 60 projects across the disciplines (from astronomy to history and literature) in partnership with GLAM organizations, universities and research institutions around the world, in service of both research and education. A recent grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) supports the development of new text and audio transcription projects (www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-71-16-0028-16). These may be stand-alone, experimental projects that break new ground or involve adding functionality to our unique and innovative free project builder platform (www.zooniverse.org/lab) that allows research teams to build and manage their own crowd-sourced research projects.

You’ll be working with our team of talented and friendly developers, designers, and researchers at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, as well as collaborating with the Zooniverse team at Oxford University in the UK. We use cutting-edge technology to provide the best tools to researchers using the platform. As the lead researcher in the development team, you will contribute to the design of such tools, ensuring that the functionality is of use to researchers in all fields, but especially in museums and libraries. You will be responsible for understanding the museum and library community and attending conferences and working with project partners on behalf of the team. You will also have time to carry out your own research in the growing field of crowdsourcing. There is opportunity to travel, and to work with an extremely diverse group of people spanning libraries and museums, humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences.

More information here:


Ricky Patterson

Research Librarian for Science and Engineering
University of Virginia Library
http://people.virginia.edu/~rjp0i http://people.virginia.edu/%7Erjp0i

(434) 214-0414
ricky at virginia.edu<mailto:ricky at virginia.edu>

        Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:31:29 -0400
        From: Matt Soar <mattsoar at gmail.com>
        Subject: TT Hire: Critical Digital Media Production (Coms, Concordia)

Assistant Professor, tenure-track
Critical Digital Media Production
Concordia University

Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies invites
applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor in CRITICAL DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION. The ideal candidate will be
a media-maker with an established production practice whose work is created
within, and circulated across, a range of media tools and digital
platforms. They will have experience teaching in an undergraduate studio
environment and be capable of providing instruction in the program’s
undergraduate media production streams, with an emphasis on sound or
sound/video. Candidates must have competency in a range of digital media
authoring and computing tools consistent with their creative practice.
Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and advanced graduate
seminars in the study and practice of critical digital media production, as
well as supervise graduate student research. Additional areas of expertise
include podcasting, spoken word serials, distributed storytelling, social
media campaigns, activist media, performance, participatory or
community-based media design, or immersive media. We especially welcome
critical race, post-colonial, indigenous and feminist approaches.

Full job posting here:

Matt Soar
Associate Professor & BA Programs Director
Department of Communication Studies
Concordia University

(514) 848-2424 x2542

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