10.0748 lectureship in humanities computing

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 05:53:57 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 748.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Dr Seamus Ross <seamusr@arts.gla.ac.uk> (88)
Subject: Lectureship in Humanities Computing

Lectureship in New Technologies for the Humanities

To expand the use of computing within the Faculty of Arts through
undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Essential criteria are a strong academic background in an arts discipline
and experience of the use of IT in teaching and research. Experience in one
or more relevant areas such as image and text processing, digitisation,
databases, multimedia, information selection and retrieval is desirable.

The post is available for three years in the first instance.

For further particulars write (preferably on a postcard) to: Personnel
Services, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ. Closing date Thursday 27
March 1997.

Further Particulars

The lectureship, tenable for three years in the first instance, will be
attached to the Arts and Divinity Planning Unit's Humanities Computing
Resource Unit. The Unit is an interdisciplinary body which co-ordinates
inter-departmental initiatives in humanities computing teaching, training,
and research and supports Glasgow University's humanities computing
facilities. Already affiliated with the HCRU are several nationally
recognized humanities computing initiative, including in Archaeology and
History (DISH), English Language and Literature (STELLA), Modern Languages,
and Music. The Faculty of Arts intends to continue to develop IT facilities
in aid of teaching and research and to develop a full range of courses in
the use of information technology in the humanities.

The lecturer will be responsible to the new Director of Humanities Computing
and Information Management and have four principal responsibilities:
teaching, helping departments to integrate computers into their teaching and
research, research, and administration.

1. Computers in Teaching

The innovative use of computers in undergraduate teaching is central to
development of teaching. At Glasgow, significant strides have been made in
those departments which house academic staff with extensive knowledge of
computing (e.g. Archaeology, Medieval, Modern and Scottish History, English
Literature, Music, and many of the modern languages). Other departments are
eager to develop their skills in this area. The lecturer will help to
address this 'skills gap' in selected departments: Philosophy, History of
Art, Classics, and Theatre, Film and Television Studies.

2. Teaching

The lecturer will be expected to teach at least twelve hours per week. S/he
will be expected to contribute to a new 25-week survey course, Humanities
Computing: Issues and Application', and to design, develop and teach other
courses in agreement with the Director of HC&IM.

3. Research

The lecturer will help shape the use of computers for research in the
humanities through the provision of computing support to scholarly projects
within the Faculty. It is intended that the lecturer will act as both an
enabler and collaborator in such research.

Candidates should combine a strong academic background in an arts discipline
with knowledge of new technologies and their use in teaching and research.
Applicants should have experience in areas such as image and text
processing, digitisation, databases, multimedia, information selection and
retrieval. An academic background in computing science with practical
experience in the use of computers in humanities scholarship and teaching
will also be considered. Experience in Film and Television Studies,
Philosophy, Art History or Classics would be an advantage.

4. Terms and Conditions

The post is available for three years in the first instance. Salary will be
within the Lecturer Grade A scale.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this schemes is
available from the Superannuation Officer who is also prepared to advise on
questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.

The University of Glasgow is an equal opportunities employer.

5. Method of Application

Applications should be submitted to the Academic Personnel Office
(Recruitment Section), University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, not later than
Thursday 27th March 1997. Each application should consist of eight copies
(one in the case of overseas applicants) of the following:

* a full curriculum vitae
* a covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for the position
* a brief note on the state of your health
* for academic posts the period of probation served elsewhere and details of
any relevant training undertaken
* all appropriate contact numbers, for example
~ home telephone number
~ work telephone number
~ fax number
~ email address (if applicable)
* the names and address of three referees. It would be appreciated if
fax/email addresses could be given, especially for referees not based in the
UK. It is University policy to approach referees in advance of
interviews, unless otherwise instructed.

Information about the University can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk

Interviews will probably be held on week commencing 28th April 1997.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss the post further should contact Dr
Seamus Ross by email (sro@arts.gla.ac.uk) or by telephone on (0141) 330-3635.

Candidates called for interview and/or subsequently appointed may be
required to provide proof of qualifications.