[Humanist] 30.802 postdoc (UCL); project manager (Yale)

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Fri Mar 3 06:28:07 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 802.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Colin McCaffrey <colinjm at GMAIL.COM>                       (83)
        Subject: Yale University Library seeks Digital Scholarship Project

  [2]   From:    Sloane Cats BM-UCLDH <sloanecatalogues at gmail.com>         (22)
        Subject: PDRA Opportunity Sloane Catalogues Project: Deadline 13
                March 2017

        Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:51:15 -0500
        From: Colin McCaffrey <colinjm at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Yale University Library seeks Digital Scholarship Project Manager:

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York,
New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources
that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Yale University seeks a Project Manager (PM) who will be
responsible for coordination and completion of projects for Digital
Scholarship Services (DSS) in the Yale University Library. This position
will oversee all aspects of digital scholarship project management by
setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and
summarizing progress of projects. The PM will prepare reports for upper
management regarding status of projects and be familiar with a variety of
digital scholarship concepts, practices, and procedures. Relying on
experience and judgment, the PM will plan and accomplish goals by
performing a variety of tasks across a spectrum of technologies and digital
services. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to
the Director of Digital Scholarship Services.

Essential duties:
• Helps define, assess, execute and complete Digital Scholarship Services
• Serving as team lead, coordinates activities among team of librarians,
data specialists, developers, and other experts.
• Plans, tracks, and communicates resources, tasks, and processes for DSS.
• Participates in development, maintenance, and day-to-day oversight of
projects in support of digital scholarship services.
• Collaborates with the Library IT and central ITS to ensure that
appropriate hardware, software, and licensing support are available for DSS
• Works with Assessment Librarian and DSS staff to document and share
project metrics and progress.
• Keeps up to date on trends related to digital scholarship, research data,
web publishing, educational technology, digital humanities, scholarly
communication, digital collections, workflow design, open access policy,
repositories and metadata, assessment and digital preservation.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience in the field or in a
related area.
• Familiarity with a variety of digital scholarship concepts, practices,
and procedures.
• Demonstrated project management expertise and familiarity with Project
Management software.
• Ability to operate within a complex work environment, working both
independently and within a team setting.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a team around shared goals.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in Library and
Information Science.

Appointment Term: 12 month

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research
libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and
services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It
fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions
of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive
strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million
volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early
printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous
projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed
in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science
Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff
of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to
library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library,
please visit the Library’s web site at http://www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence
of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive
recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and
the names and contact information of three professional references should
be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2mgJgoG.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic
origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or
gender identity or expression.

        Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:31:07 +0000
        From: Sloane Cats BM-UCLDH <sloanecatalogues at gmail.com>
        Subject: PDRA Opportunity Sloane Catalogues Project: Deadline 13 March 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are delighted to be able to announce a position as Post Doctoral
Research Assistant on the major research project Enlightenment
Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane's catalogues of his collections.

Details are attached: please disseminate widely.

Based at the British Museum, this project is a collaboration with the
Department of Information Studies at University College London, and is
generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust. 'Enlightenment Architectures'
was initiated on 3 October 2016 and will run for three years until 30
September 2019.

The position of Post Doctoral Research Assistant is a full-time position
on a Fixed Term Contract of 28 months in duration. Salary: £28,460 per
annum pro-rata

Please be advised that this is not a re-advertisement and candidates who
applied to this role previously are welcome to apply again.

With very best regards,

Dr Kim Sloan, British Museum

Dr Julianne Nyhan, University College London

Dr Martha Fleming, British Museum

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