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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Happy Friday! Spring has sprung here in Eugene. We’ve got some fantastic DH opportunities on the list today, including many doctoral or post-doctoral positions, professional DH jobs, and CFPs. Most opportunities on the list have a deadline of April 30 or May 1, so gather your materials quickly.

1. Position: Director, Arts & Humanities Research Computing

Deadline: Not Stated, posted April 10, 2018, ASAP
Institution: Harvard University Information Technology
Website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1369024_5341

About: “Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.  We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise.  HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment.  If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
HUIT Arts and Humanities Research Computing serves the Faculty of Arts & Sciences by facilitating effective use of technology in support of faculty research in the Division of Arts & Humanities, and Humanists at Harvard more generally.
 
 The Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing:
•    Consults with faculty to understand their research needs and aspirations, and facilitate use of available and emerging technologies
•    Leads an engaged team whose understanding of research technologies and trends can inform and respond to those needs and aspirations
•    Leads outreach and awareness activities for faculty, graduate students, and partners
•    Provides training to faculty, graduate students, and partners as needed
•    Partners effectively with the Library, other Research Computing units, and other HUIT service providers to advocate for and strengthen research support services
•    Establishes a shared community vision for balancing innovation with sustainable, supportable services
•    Partners effectively with Academic Technology for the FAS to ensure smooth transitions of methods and technologies across research and teaching
•    Partners with faculty and external foundations in support of grant writing and engagement with the broader Arts and Humanities research community at the national and international level

Basic Qualifications

  •  A Bachelors degree in the Humanities or computer science with 10+ years experience in higher education
    •    At least 7 years of significant relevant experience in supporting digital humanities is required.”

2. Position: Postdoctoral Fellowships/Associates in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: April 30, 2018, ASAP
Institution: School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11055

About: “The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships/Associates in the Digital Humanities One postdoc (position a) will be for one year, with possible renewal pending available funding; one postdoc (position b) will be a two-year position. Postdocs will work within the newly created, Mellon-funded SHASS Digital Humanities Lab to pursue their own research and enable the creation of digital tools to assist in other faculty research and pedagogy.  Depending on departmental needs, each scholar will teach up to one class per year in their area of research or discipline. Applicants are welcomed in all areas of humanistic research represented in SHASS, including History, Literature, Anthropology, Global Studies and Languages, Theater Research, and Comparative Media Studies/Writing, with the exception of music/musicology.  (Art History is represented in the School of Architecture at MIT and not included in the call; however, interdisciplinary art historians with substantial expertise in one of the above-named departments may apply)

The salary will be $67,000 per year, plus benefits.  Fund for limited research/presentation travel will be included.  The appointment will be effective, July 1, 2018.

Qualifications

  1. Doctoral Degree (position b) or ABD (a) in a discipline present in MIT SHASS.  For position (b) the degree must have been  earned between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.
  2. Experience in humanistic research and evidence of teaching ability
  3. Technical skills including demonstrable knowledge of at least one programming language.  Prior experience in uniting technical and humanistic research is a plus.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team.”

 3. Position: Digital Collections Curator

Deadline: April 30, 2018, ASAP
Institution: Florida International University
Website: https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psp/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=514870&PostingSeq=1

About: “The Digital Collections Curator, in collaboration with the curatorial and library team, drives the creation of innovative digital products produced by and for The Wolfsonian at FIU and actively engages with a wide variety of communities, both online and in real life, as a means of engaging audiences using and creating digital technology and new media.

-Defines, designs and leads development of digital projects which utilize the museum and library collections and that leverage the potential of emerging technologies to increase audience engagement both online and in the museum’s physical spaces.

-Contributes to the digital curation of The Wolfsonian’s collection of decorative arts, fine arts, propaganda, architectural materials, and industrial and graphic design from the period 1850-1950.

-Collaborates with curatorial team to reconceive and reinstall the permanent collections galleries, part of a plan to renovate the museum’s Miami Beach building and future collections resource center.

-Develops, participates in, and collaborates with a wide variety of institutional programs and policy development activities, including public programs and events, strategic and master planning, and fundraising. Work closely with the museum staff and stakeholders outside the museum to further The Wolfsonian’s mission of engagement with a broad range of audiences.

-Communicates research findings, conceptual ideas, technical concepts, and detailed design with clarity and coherence.

-Oversees and actively participates in the development of innovative tools, interfaces and applications that promote scholarly research on the collection. Prototype low and high fidelity concepts-from paper-based to interactive.

-Facilitates and actively promotes adoption of digital and new media tools, resources, and competencies by museum staff, university faculty and students.

-Works with the system administrator to establish, maintain, and operate systems necessary to manage the creation, preservation, and use of digital assets within the institution, including an on-line public access platform.

-Provides technical support for systems used in digitizing collection materials and participate in the creation and ongoing monitoring of a quality-control system with the digitization staff to ensure consistent high- quality images.

-Develops and documents policies and procedures related to selection, creation, preservation, access, and dissemination of digitized collection materials working closely with appropriate in-house staff as well as counterparts in the FIU community, the Florida State University system, and the field in general.

-Conducts research and development for applicable software systems, hardware needs, and other systems; keep up with new developments in the field and maintain professional relationships with counterparts at other institutions.

-Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

-Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience creating innovative digital projects preferably in an academic Library, Museum or Special Collection Repository.-Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Technology, Digital Humanities, or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.

-Knowledge in a significant aspect of The Wolfsonian’s collecting scope, with a capacity to learn quickly about other areas.

-Extensive experience working with Windows, Mac and Unix OS and File systems, and web application programming environments.

-Proven ability to engage community partners both in person and online generating interaction with a diverse audience.

-Familiarity with matters pertaining to intellectual property and rights clearance.

-Excellent writing and research skills.”

 

4. Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies

Deadline: May 2, 2018, ASAP
Institution: University of MarylandWebsite: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1528993/visiting-assistant-professor-of-digital-studies/?TrackID=11#sc=rss&me=feed&cm=general

About: “The Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek applicants with specializations in textual/cultural analytics or other critical digital approaches who may work across literary periods and media forms, and who can teach and communicate their research methods to undergraduate and graduate student classes.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda; to teach four courses (a 2-2 load); and to play a dynamic role in an environment that includes an undergraduate track in media studies within the department’s major and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in digital studies, as well as a leading digital humanities center (the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 1, 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students, and staff, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The deadline for priority consideration is May 2, 2018, but applications will be received until the position is filled. To assure consideration, please a submit a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (also pointers to online work if applicable), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of three references (no letters at this time) through the UMD jobs portal at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/59081.”

5. PhD Positions

Deadline: April 30, 2018, ASAP
Institution: The Research Platform Data Science at the University of Vienna
Website: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_cC0587753-EE1A-1C48-54C5-C63C7D008562_k1659B590-01CD-A4DC-1FDA-B76ECFFF41CF&tid=66360.28

About: “Data Science @ Uni Wien is a new research platform at the University of Vienna that presents a hub on all activities in data science at the University of Vienna. We have openings for five enthusiastic PhD students to establish an interdisciplinary research environment. The PhD students will be hosted in one of the faculties of Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business, Economics and Statistics.
Each of the PhD students will be co-supervised by members of at least two different faculties and work on research problems in one of five domains, Astronomy, Digital Humanities, Finance, Industry 4.0, Medical Sciences. The focus in these areas is described on our website: http://datascience.univie.ac.at. Duration of employment: 3 year/s. Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week. Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: 
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
– Participation in research projects / research studies
– Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
– We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months. 
– Supervision of students
– Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.”

 

6. CFP: JADH (The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities) conference 2018

Deadline: May 8, 2018
Institution: TEI (Text Encoding Initiative Consortium) conference 2018, Tokyo
Website: https://conf2018.jadh.org/#home

About: “Submission Deadline: May 8, 2018
– Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2018
– Conference date: September 9-11, 2018
– Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo
The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of digital humanities.

Theme: “Leveraging Open Data”
Open Data has recently been a driver in various fields. The notion, activities, and the data themselves have gradually been gaining attention in the humanities. Large scale reusable data and greater integration of open data provide new research opportunities with relatively few costs. Open data has been strongly assisted by recent developments in digital tools, guidelines and frameworks that leverage digital cultural resources. It has become more important to share data
and tools and to discuss their use in the context of digital humanities. This year we strongly encourage the submission of proposals about methods, results, and problems of leveraging open data in the humanities. With this as our suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH topics. Abstract: 500-1000 words in length in English, including title. Please submit abstracts on the open conference system for conference below by
May 8, 2018.”

7. CFP: New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (NTMRS) series

Deadline: May 1, 2018, ASAP
Institution: NTMRS
Website: None

About: “We invite article-length contributions to a volume on digital pedagogy in early modern studies, a new collection within the New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (NTMRS) series.

We are particularly interested in papers that attend to the study of book history and print culture, but we welcome work on a variety of scholarly and educational interests, including editorial practices, translation, programming, social knowledge creation, accessibility, labor and ethics, and programmatic or institutional concerns.  Papers may address methodology, praxis, assignment design and assessment, and issues of pedagogical theory and practice. We are also planning a digital companion to support the print volume, so we encourage papers that include as appendices sample syllabi, prompts, and online resources.

Submissions may either be long abstracts (app. 1000 words), or may be partial or complete first drafts (5000-6000 words) of proposed submissions. We anticipate the volume will be published in summer 2019.”

 

8. CFP: Computational Methods for Literary-Historical Textual Studies

Deadline: May 1, 2018, ASAP
Institution: De Montfort University
Website: http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/

About: “The Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, is running a three-day international conference to  showcase and explore the latest methods for analyzing literary and historical texts using computers. A particular focus will be the ways in which literary and historical scholarship will turn increasingly algorithmic in the future as we invent wholly new kinds of questions to ask of our texts because we have wholly new ways to investigate them. The conference will bring together, and put into fruitful dialogue, scholars using traditional literary and historical methods and those exploring and inventing new computational methods, to their mutual benefit.”

 

 9. Position: Digital Products Coordinator

Deadline: ASAP, none stated
Institution: Open Book Publishers
Website: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/37/1

About: “Open Book Publishers, a non-profit Open Access academic publisher, is looking for a full-time Digital Products Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining OBP’s range of digital products; formatting text, images and audio/visual files for publication; creating and maintaining metadata for our titles; and managing and expanding the distribution network for our digital content.The position will be particularly suitable for a person with good IT skills and a genuine interest in Open Access and academic publishing. A good working knowledge of software packages such as InDesign and Photoshop would be an advantage, as would experience in areas such as Digital Humanities, digital publishing, web design or open source software development. Linguistic proficiency in English is a requirement.

Starting Date: May 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Location: Cambridge, UK.
Working hours: full time (40 hrs/week) is preferred, although there could be some flexibility for the right candidate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications: Applicants are requested to submit a CV, covering letter and references (upon request) by email to Rupert Gatti.

 

10. Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

Deadline: April 30, 2018, ASAP
Institution: RSA 2019, 17-19 March, Toronto
Website: http://commons.itercommunity.org/past-conferences/rsa-conferences/

About: “Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2019 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

For 2019, we welcome proposals for papers, lightning talks, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies.  Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 (https://goo.gl/Azdt3p) and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (https://goo.gl/S5Q5MN). 

Please send proposals before 30 April 2018 to Iter.RSA.NewTechnologies@gmail.com. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer an online presentation. We are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.”

 11. CFP: The Connected Past Oxford 2018

Deadline: May 14, 2018
Institution: University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Website: https://connectedpast.net/

About: “The Connected Past 2018 is a multi-disciplinary, international two-day conference that aims to provide a friendly and informal platform for exploring the use of network research in the study of the human past. It will be preceded by a two-day practical workshop offering hands-on experience with a range of network science methods.”

 

12. PhD Scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities

Deadline: May 18, 2018
Institution: National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) 
Website: http://mooreinstitute.ie/2018/04/10/phd-scholarship-in-digital-arts-and-humanities-call-for-applications-2018/

About: “NUI Galway invites applications for a four-year structured PhD scholarship in Digital Arts & Humanities to commence in September 2018.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018. Applications are made via the Postgraduate Application Centre: www.pac.ie/nuig (see below).

The Structured PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities at NUI Galway is a full-time four-year doctoral programme from which ten students have graduated since its inception in 2011. Our ambition is for students to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community world-wide. The programme provides fourth-level researchers with the platform, structures, partnerships, and innovation models to engage and collaborate with a wide range of academics and practitioners. We welcome proposals on the use of digital tools and methodologies in the scholarly analysis of cultural texts and phenomena, and on practice-based research in digital art and media. Students will gain exposure to transferable skills in digital content creation and analysis that are academically and professionally beneficial.

Programme Structure

Candidates enter the programme via the Humanities or the Arts strands (in the relevant discipline within the College of Arts). See below for a description of these two strands. Both strands

  1. introduce students to the history of and theoretical issues in digital arts and humanities;
  2. provide the skills needed to apply advanced computational and information management paradigms to arts and/or humanities research;
  3. create a framework for students to develop generic and transferable skills to complete the required work for the award of the PhD. Work placements at pertinent institutions may also form part of the scholarship.”

 

13. Digital Scholarship Technologist

Deadline: May 21, 2018
Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Website: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=9EB2EA1D53D3979FE65DD3BE7B55BDD5;jsessionid=BB2C536939C706DEC1A286944CB78596?JOBID=96515&CNTRNO=7&TSTMP=0

About: “The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Digital Scholarship Technologist. The Digital Scholarship Technologist develops applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic research projects, with a focus on building infrastructure to support digital scholarship. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects. 

This position is a one year (12 months) term appointment.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Work in close partnership with the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Media Lab Unit, and other library departments to prioritize projects, recommend strategies and implement applications and technologies to support digital scholarship services.
  2. Contribute to the development of digital tools and platforms for analysis, visualization, presentation, and reuse of content. Design, program, and/or adapt existing tools in support of digital scholarship.
  3. Analyze client requests to develop specifications for academic programs by applying digital scholarship methods, statistical pattern learning, and digital evidence.
  4. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  5. Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.
  6. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves n ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  7. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  8. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  9. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  2. Two years of Application Programming and Development experience.
  3. Working knowledge or advanced training with OCR, Python, XML and SQL.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  5. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Perl, and/or Java.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of development of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MysQl, and PhP) environment.
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to meet departmental and library goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  8. Ability to master new information technologies and explain them to others.
  9. Working knowledge of Linked Data principles.
  10. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems.

 

14. Director, Arts & Humanities Research Computing

Deadline: Not Stated
Institution: Harvard University
Website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1369024_5341

About: “Duties & Responsibilities: Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.  We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise.  HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment.  If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
HUIT Arts and Humanities Research Computing serves the Faculty of Arts & Sciences by facilitating effective use of technology in support of faculty research in the Division of Arts & Humanities, and Humanists at Harvard more generally.
 
 The Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing:
•    Consults with faculty to understand their research needs and aspirations, and facilitate use of available and emerging technologies
•    Leads an engaged team whose understanding of research technologies and trends can inform and respond to those needs and aspirations
•    Leads outreach and awareness activities for faculty, graduate students, and partners
•    Provides training to faculty, graduate students, and partners as needed
•    Partners effectively with the Library, other Research Computing units, and other HUIT service providers to advocate for and strengthen research support services
•    Establishes a shared community vision for balancing innovation with sustainable, supportable services
•    Partners effectively with Academic Technology for the FAS to ensure smooth transitions of methods and technologies across research and teaching
•    Partners with faculty and external foundations in support of grant writing and engagement with the broader Arts and Humanities research community at the national and international level
 
As a member of the HUIT Academic Technology leadership team, the Director:
•    Is responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment  
•    Evaluates and recommends new processes and technologies as appropriate
•    Fosters change by building key partnerships and cultivating the role of a trusted advisor across the Division
•    Communicates knowledgably on a broad range of technical topics relevant to Humanities research, while advising and interacting with technology specialists in administrative and research areas
•    Oversees a budget for staffing, events, and technologies in support of research in the Humanities
•    Functions as a subject matter expert or project lead for technology projects related to Humanities research
•    Abides by and follows the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct  

Basic Qualifications

  •  A Bachelors degree in the Humanities or computer science with 10+ years experience in higher education
    •    At least 7 years of significant relevant experience in supporting digital humanities is required.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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