8.0333 Jobs: CTI Post, Oxford (1/101)

Tue, 29 Nov 1994 01:06:43 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0333. Tuesday, 29 Nov 1994.

Date: Fri, 25 Nov 1994 12:31:29 +0000
From: Stuart Lee <stuart@vax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: CTI Post, Oxford: Last call

The deadline for this is now nearly upon us. This is a last call for

Stuart Lee

Research Officer
CTI Centre for Textual Studies
Oxford University Computing Services

The CTI Centre at Oxford University is seeking to appoint a Research Officer
from 1 January 1995 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Centre's role is to promote, encourage and support the use of computers in
the teaching of a range of text-based subjects in higher education throughout
the UK. The Centre also has strong international links. The major
responsibilities of this post will include editing our varied series of
publications, both electronic and paper-based, evaluating software useful in
the teaching of textual subjects in higher education institutions, giving
presentations at workshops, conferences, and university departments.

The person appointed should have a good degree in a Humanities subject, in
particular: modern languages and literatures, classics, drama, philosophy,
theology, or media studies. He or she should also be computer-literate.
Experience in one or more of the following areas would also be useful:
publishing (conventional and/or on-line), teaching (HE), internet resources,
humanities computing applications. Good writing and presentation skills are

The appointment will be made in the lower end of the RS1A scale:
#13,941-#15,566 per annum (pounds sterling) according to qualifications and
experience. The CTI is funded until July 1999 subject to annual confirmation by
the Higher Education Funding Councils.

Further details are added below and an application form can be obtained from
Sally Matthews, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (tel: 0865-273230;
e-mail: sally.matthews@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for submission of application forms is 2nd December 1994.
Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 12th December 1994.

The Computers in Teaching Initiative
The Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) was established in 1984 and the
first phase (1984-1988) funded 139 software development and dissemination
projects. In phase two of the Initiative (1989 onwards) twenty
subject-specific CTI Centres were established to promote, support, and
encourage the use of computers in the teaching of all subjects taught at higher
education level in the UK. The Initiative has just started a new period of
funding which will last until the end of July 1999, and the new post is offered
until that time, subject to funds being confirmed by the Higher Education
Funding Councils.

Four of the CTI Centres represent humanities subjects: the Centre for History
with Archaeology and Art History, based at the University of Glasgow; the
Centre for Modern Languages (with Classics), based at the University of Hull;
the Centre for Music, based at the University of Lancaster; and the Centre for
Textual Studies, based at the University of Oxford.

The Centre for Textual Studies
The Centre is part of the Centre for Humanities Computing at Oxford University
which exists to support students and academics in the humanities at Oxford
University in the use of computers in their academic research and teaching by
introducing them to the latest techniques and methods in humanities computing;
to establish the Centre for Humanities Computing as a Tcentre of excellenceU
both within the UK higher education system and world-wide; to promote the uses
of computing by the encouragement of leading edge research by members of the
Centre for Humanities Computing; to operate a print and electronic publication
programme to disseminate the work of the Centre. The CTI Centre deals with the
use of computers in the teaching of literature in all languages, from all
periods; philosophy and logic; linguistics; theology; drama and theatre
studies; film and media studies.
The Centre publishes a newsletter, Computers and Texts and a regularly
updated Resources Guide, and also regularly updates a humanities World Wide Web
service. It also runs workshops, conferences, and seminars; evaluates software
and hardware; runs a general advisory service; visits academic departments; and
deals with large numbers of visitors.

The Office for Humanities Communication (OHC)
The CTI Centre works very closely with the British Library-funded OHC which is
also part of the Centre for Humanities Computing in Oxford. The OHC carries
out survey and research work on general topics relevant to the use of
information technology in all areas of the humanities and together with the CTI
Centre organizes the CATH (Computers and Teaching in the Humanities) series of

Staff of the CTI Centre
The Centre has a Director, Dr Marilyn Deegan; a Deputy Director, Dr Stuart Lee;
a Centre Manager, Mr Michael Popham; an Administrative Secretary, Mrs Mari
Gill. The new appointment will report directly to the Centre Manager.

The New Appointment
The main responsibilities of this post will be to run our ever-growing
series of publications, liaising with contributors, editors, copy-editors,
printers, designers, etc, and also to update regularly the various electronic
publications which the Centre manages. He or she will also help at workshops,
visit academic departments, attend conferences, and answer enquiries. A
willingness to travel around the UK and occasionally overseas is essential.