7.0367 CETH Seeking Text Systems Manager (1/59)

Thu, 23 Dec 1993 10:27:14 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0367. Thursday, 23 Dec 1993.

Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1993 12:21:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Text Systems Manager position at CETH



The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, which is
sponsored by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and
Princeton University invites applications for a Text Systems
Manager. The position is responsible for the design, development
and management of a UNIX-based client/server text system and
associated software that runs on the Internet and serves the
needs of humanities scholarship. Supervises SGML markup of
texts and ensures conformity to the Text Encoding Initiative
specifications. Manages CETH's text access system both for
maintenance purposes and planned future developments which
include linking images to texts and providing linguistic
analysis tools and a lexical database to aid retrieval. Provides
technical supervision for access to texts by members of a
consortium which CETH is establishing. CETH's text collection
will act as a testbed for research on the `uses and users'
of electronic texts in the humanities.

Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of
education and/or experience related to computers and/or the
humanities, plus three years experience relevant to the same.
Knowledge of design and maintenance of UNIX-based systems,
Standard Generalized Markup Language, Text Encoding Initiative,
and programming ability in C, Perl and UNIX utilities, and PCs
and Macintosh computers used in a client/server environment is
required. Must also have strong communication and interpersonal
skills. Knowledge of the use of electronic texts in the
humanities, image handling techniques, and foreign language is

CETH's other activities include an Inventory of Machine-Readable
Texts in the Humanities which is held on RLIN, an international
summer seminar which is co-sponsored by the Centre for Computing
in the Humanities, University of Toronto, and information services
for humanities computing. CETH is supported by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, an independent federal agency, the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, the New Jersey Committee for the Humanities and
the Booth Ferris Foundation.

A one year grant funded position is immediately available for a
suitably qualified candidate. Salary: $42,857. Submit a letter
of application, resume, and the names of three referees to

Susan Hockey
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick
NJ 08903

to whom informal enquiries may also be addressed.
E-mail: hockey@zodiac.rutgers.edu

Rutgers is an EO/AA employer. We encourage applicants with
disabilities and Vietnam era veterans to self-identify in a cover