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Friday Feature

Posted in DH Blog, and Friday Feature

By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman

Welcome back to the DH@UO blog. We are in full spring swing and the DH opportunities continue to roll in. Advanced graduate students looking for DH positions may want to pay close attention to the top three job postings. Happy hunting!

1. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts

Deadline: 6 May 2019
Institution: Middlebury College

About: “Middlebury College invites applications for a one-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts, with potential for renewal for a second year, starting in August 2019. Situated within the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and reporting to the Dean for Faculty Development and Research, the Fellow will play a central role in sustaining and growing Middlebury’s efforts in digital scholarship and pedagogy. We are seeking a creative and technically skilled person to promote the use of digital technologies and resources for humanities research, teaching, and intellectual engagement. This will take the form of four connected activities: building awareness, building capacity, project support, and connecting with the larger community of Digital Humanities scholarship. The strongest candidates will be familiar with a variety of digital methods, extensive experience with collaborative digital scholarship, and awareness of issues at the intersection of digital scholarship and pedagogy.”


2. Assistant professor in history of information, computing, and digitality

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Institution: Maastricht University

About: “FASoS is seeking an assistant professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the history of science and technology. A focus on the history of information, computing, and digitality broadly construed and a strong interdisciplinary are assets. We are particularly looking for applicants who can link historical perspectives to Science and Technology Studies. Experience in digital humanities and/or digital historical methods would be welcome. Research that stresses the social and cultural dimensions of data, the knowledge sciences, and/or digitality would fit especially well with the faculty’s offerings and focus.”


3. Assistant Professor, English

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: Gannon University

About: “The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences invites applications for a 9-month, Teaching Track, Assistant Professor in English. Requirements include a Ph.D. with writing specialization, specifically in digital humanities. Experience teaching first-year writing and skills in technology are essential. The successful candidate will teach primarily liberal core courses in first-year writing, with additional writing and digital humanities courses at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach a course in the liberal studies literature core is preferred.”


4. CFP: Materia on the Move: Trade & Colonisation of Collections – Digital Studies in Provenance, Utrecht, July 8 2019

Deadline: 5 May 2019
Institution: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

About: “The workshop  will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Digital Humanities conference (DH2019), the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations which will take place in July 9-12,  2019, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from various humanities disciplines, such as history, ethnography and archaeology, with the established guardians of collections, namely researchers in archival, library, museum studies and information science professionals and stakeholders to present and discuss approaches in tracing and documenting provenance, be it geographical or
cultural and ideological.”


5. Call for Applications: Narrative Science workshop

Deadline: 24 May
Institution: London School of Economics, 18-19 July

About: “This two-day interdisciplinary workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the British Academy (grant number BARSEA19\190021). It expands on the work of the Narrative Science project, a European Research Council funded project based at the London School of Economics
(grant agreement No. 694732). It will take place in London on the 18th-19th of July. The aim is to create a platform and a network for research at the intersections of the history of science and technology, literary studies, and the environmental humanities. The shared focus is accordingly on narrative, science, and environmental history. To these ends we are proud to have partnered with both the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for Literature and Science. We have already gathered a range of expert speakers, who are listed alongside the titles of their talks at the bottom of this message.”


6. CFP: DLF Forum

Deadline: 28 April 2019
Institution: Digital Library Federation

About: “For all events (held this year in Tampa, Florida), we welcome submissions from members and nonmembers alike. Students, practitioners, and others from any related field are invited to submit for one conference or all three (though, different proposals for each, please).

  • The DLF Forum (#DLFforum, October 14-16), our signature event, includes digital library practitioners and others from member institutions and the broader community, for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. In these respects, the event is a chance for attendees to conduct business, present work, share experiences, practices and information, and assess DLF’s programs and progress with community participation and input. Learn more and check out the CFP here:
  • Learn@DLF (#learnatdlf, October 13) is our dedicated pre-conference workshop day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members. Learn more and check out the CFP here:
  • Digital Preservation (#digipres19, October 16-17), the major meeting and conference of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, will help to chart future directions for both the NDSA and digital stewardship, and is expected to be a crucial venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of best practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the field. Learn more and check out the CFP for this year’s event, with the theme Critical Junctures, here:

Session options range from 60-second Minute Madness sessions at DigiPres to half-day workshops at Learn@DLF, with many options in between.”


7. CFP: Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI)

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Institution: University of Graz, Austria

About: “The development of the TEI and the discussions around it have shown how manifold text(s) can be, and how far-reaching the TEI approach is. Thus, this year’s theme ‘What is text, really?’ poses a fundamental question, which goes beyond the pure reference to the seminal 1990 paper by DeRose, Durand, Mylonas, and Renear. They answered it somewhat pragmatically introducing a model for text as an ordered hierarchy of content objects which can easily be formalised with digital technologies, but, as they said later on: text can be much more than that. Text encoding can make various aspects of texts explicit, enabling scholars to examine their nature and their relationship with other objects. In this context, the power of the TEI relies on its technological interactions, supporting software of all kinds operating upon texts, from visualisation to annotation tools, digital publishing systems, or statistical analysis. The TEI framework is a way of modelling knowledge and engaging in a dialogue with ontologies, conceptual models, and recent approaches such as text as graph. For text-centric disciplines the TEI offers a range of solutions that address core research needs. However, for object-based disciplines, like archaeology or museology, where text and its encoding is only a small part of their data modelling ecosystem, the value of TEI is not so clear and it competes with other modeling approaches.”


8. CFP: Copyright and Humanities Research: A Global Perspective (DH2019 pre-conference workshop)

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Institution: DH2019 conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

About: “we invite scholars from all over the globe with expertise in handling copyright issues in the context of digital research to discuss the following questions:

  • What are the specific benefits and pitfalls of the copyright legislation in your country for digital scholarship?
  • Are the existing international copyright-related agreements (Berne Convention, TRIPS agreement) sufficient?
  • What aspects of digital scholarship do current copyright legislations and agreements (in your country and beyond) not cover or even actively hinder?
  • Does the copyright legislation in your country facilitate or hinder the attribution of free licenses or certain types of free licenses in any way (e.g. in the Germanic legislative tradition, authors cannot waive their right to attribution)?
  • What exceptions for research purposes (e.g. data mining exceptions) does the copyright legislation in your country foresee? Are they sufficient?

Contributors can address one or more questions from this non-comprehensive list of issues. Discussion of further aspects is welcome, especially relating to data privacy issues, licensing questions, and new challenges arising from emerging trends towards open science.”


9. Postdoctoral Position in Political Science

Deadline: 20 April 2019
Institution: The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI)
Website: None provided

About: “The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on a project between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.  The successful applicant will work in the Department of Political Science under the supervision of the AGRI Research Chair in Gambling Policy.  The project requires statistical analysis of meta-data and visualization of two bodies of bibliometric data from five countries between 1996 and 2020, together with analysis of key pieces of grey literature and a description of the project methodology.  The successful applicant will co-author a book based on the results of this research with the primary investigators. The annual stipend is in the range of $52 -54,000.00 CDN, depending on prior experience, plus Research travel for two conference presentations (one national and one international) and software licensing up to $5000 (inclusive). The successful candidate for the PDF will have:

  • PhD in digital humanities or computer science with advanced training in mathematics, statistical analysis, coding and visualization techniques.
  • Experience and interest in working with social science and humanities research methods and frameworks of understanding (eg. Science and Technology Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, Digital Humanities and Humanities Computing);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and able to meet deadlines;
  • Proven skills in organization, project management, and academic writing.

To Apply: 
Interested candidates should forward a CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter outlining suitability for the position and substantial plans for research during the tenure of the PDF to: Dr. Fiona Nicoll For inquiries about the position, contact the Chair at”


10. CFP: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

Deadline: 25 April 2019
Institution: ACM/IEEE, Urbana-Champagne, Illinois

About: “JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.”


11. Digital Humanities Technology Specialist

Deadline: None Stated
Institution: New York University

About: “The Digital Humanities Technology Specialist is the DevOps engineer and technical developer within NYU IT Research Technology and NYU Libraries Specialized Research Services, a group that encompasses Data Services (DS) and Digital Scholarship Services (DSS). This Specialist will work alongside IT staff, librarians and researchers to plan and develop cutting edge research infrastructure that will advance the state of humanities and social science scholarship. This position builds capacity for emerging scholarly research environments, supports specialized repository development and growth, and works in concert with the Digital Library Technology Services group and NYU Research Technology to investigate and implement solutions for machine access and delivery of digital library collections of interest to scholars.”


12. Head of the Digital Library 

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: Washington University

About: “Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services division at Washington University Libraries, the Director of the Digital Library plans, implements, directs, and sustains projects, partnerships, and initiatives for the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries in alignment with Libraries’ objectives and institutional goals for teaching and research. The incumbent will be a key leader in the development and expansion of the Digital Library and its comprehensive program of services, including digital publishing, repository services, metadata curation, and digital library application development. The incumbent works collaboratively within the Libraries and with faculty and others in the University community to develop innovative digital solutions for creating, managing, and disseminating digital resources that provide content for research and teaching efforts at Washington University and its related stakeholders.”


13. Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Deadline: 29 April 2019
Institution: Goucher College

About: “Goucher College invites applications from scholars who are looking for an opportunity to join the innovative and evolving study of Communication and Media Studies within the College’s Center for Art and Media, as a Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-20, with a specialization in the study of race and ethnicity in audiovisual media and digital culture. The professor/student relationship is at the heart of our mission, and we seek faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds.”


14. Instructor, Communication Studies

Deadline: None Provided
Institution: University of Northern Iowa

About: “The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a three-year term position in web development and interactive design. This full-time (9 month) position requires teaching four courses each semester (12 credits per semester). It will also seek to foster the Interactive Digital Studies curriculum, with a focus in web development and visual studies, and advise students in the program. Candidates should be prepared to teach code in a lab environment, and be able to demonstrate new developments in interactive media.”


 15. Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program

Deadline: Review began on 15 April, 2019
Institution: Boston College

About: “Boston College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program. This appointment is for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional academic years. Salary is competitive; teaching load will be the equivalent of two courses each semester. In the fall semester, the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) will teach digital project-based “lab” sections associated with a new introductory course on cultural and historical geography in the International Studies (IS) Program entitled “Where on Earth? Foundations in Global History, Culture, and Society.” The course is required of all 105 sophomore IS majors; its lecture and discussion components will be led by two IS faculty members. In the spring semester, the VAP will teach two undergraduate courses determined in consultation with the IS Program director; at least one may be an elective in your field of specialty.”


16. CFP: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Deadline: 15 May 2019
Institution: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

About: “The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing
interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.”





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