13.0149 jobs; stipends

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 21:07:04 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 149.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (90)

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (53)
Subject: NEH Summer Stipend ($4,000) Deadline Announcement

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 20:44:21 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>

Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)

AMICO is seeking dynamic talented professionals to become the AMICO LIBRARY
EDITOR and AMICO TECHNICAL DIRECTOR. These senior staff members will help build
AMICO's programs and shape our activities.

Application Deadline: September 15, 1999. Full details online at

The Art Museum Image Consortium (a not-for-profit corporation) is an
innovative collaboration that shares, shapes and standardizes information
regarding cultural collections and enables its educational use.
Membership is open: any organization with a collection of art can be an
AMICO Member.

Together, AMICO members create the AMICO Library -- a multimedia archive of
their collections. Works in the AMICO Library are fully documented; all
entries have basic cataloguing information and may also include curatorial
texts, detailed provenance information, multiple views of the work itself,
and other related multimedia. The AMICO Library is accessible over secure
networks to institutional subscribers, including universities, colleges,
libraries, schools and museums. Designated users include faculty, students,
teachers, staff and researchers.

AMICO's expanding, and we're looking for dynamic, talented professionals to
help us define, shape and develop the consortium's activities. These
positions are perfect for self-directed, independent individuals, who are
interested in working with teams, building consensus, and making a
contribution to a quickly developing field. Both positions report to the
Executive Director, AMICO. The incumbents will play key roles in AMICO
growth into a self-sustaining organization.

The AMICO Technical Director is Responsible for specification, acquisition,
development, implementation and management of data processing applications
supporting AMICO staff, AMICO members and the creation and distribution of
the AMICO Library. A full job description and application details can be
found at http://www.amico.org/amico.tech.dir.html

The AMICO Technical Director:
- Directs AMICO's Technical Services Program
- Guides all AMICO Technical Programs and Policy
- Develops, Implements, Maintains and Supports the Member Contribution Systems
- Delivers the AMICO Library to Distributors
- Maintains and Enhances the AMICO Web Site
- Manages Network Servers And Configurations
- Recruits and supervises AMICO Technical Interns (and staff as budgets allow)

- Degree in Computer science, software engineering, information systems or
allied field
- Knowledge of: Linux/Windows NT; TCP/IP networks' RDBMS in a Unix
Environment; C, C++ or Perl languages
- Standards Oriented; Deliverable Driven.

The AMICO Library Editor is responsible for the application of data
standards to the compiled AMICO library, for the identifications and
implementation of best practices in the documentation of cultural artifacts
and for the coordination of the development of the AMICO Library. A full
job description and application details can be found at

The AMICO Library Editor:
Defines Data Standards and Quality Control Procedures
- Develops Guidelines and Documentation in association with the Editorial
- Implements Data Standards and Best Practices working with members
- Collaborates Across Communities in standards development and implementation
- Recruits and Manages AMICO's Editorial Interns (and staff as budgets permit)

Manages AMICO Library Development
- Assists Members in their regular contributions
- Manages validation and enhancement routines at AMICO
- Develops descriptions of the compiled AMICO Library
- Identifies areas of strengths and weakness in the AMICO Library and
develops programs and strategies for content development.

- Graduate degree in art history, cultural studies, history or library and
information studies (or related field; subject knowledge of art history and
familiarity with arts education essential
- Multiple languages and assess
- Several years hand's on work with online cultural documentation;
familiarity with standards in use and in development
- Knowledge of the communities that create and use online cultural

The AMICO Offices are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Commensurate with experience; both positions are professional staff.

J. Trant 2008 Murray Ave, Suite D
Executive Director Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
Art Museum Image Consortium
http://www.amico.org Phone: +1 412 422 8533
jtrant@amico.org Fax: +1 412 422 8594

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 20:44:40 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: NEH Summer Stipend ($4,000) Deadline Announcement

>> From: "Bramson, Leon" <LBramson@neh.gov>

Deadline: October 1, 1999 for awards during the summer of the year

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for
Summer Stipends awards. These awards support two consecutive months of
full-time work on projects that will make a significant contribution to
the humanities. In most cases, faculty members of colleges and
universities in the United States must be nominated by their institutions
for the Summer Stipends competition, and each of these institutions may
nominate two applicants. Prospective applicants who will require
nomination should acquaint themselves with their institution's nomination
procedures well before the October 1 deadline. Individuals employed in
nonteaching capacities in colleges and universities and independent
scholars not affiliated with colleges and universities do not require
nomination and may apply directly to the program. Adjunct faculty and
academic applicants with appointments terminating by the summer of 2000
may also apply without nomination.

TENURE: Tenure must cover two full and uninterrupted months and will
normally be held between May 1, 2000 and September 30, 2000. STIPEND:

INQUIRIES: 202/606-8551

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The Summer Stipends program provides opportunities for
individuals to pursue advanced work in disciplines of the humanities
during the summer. Projects proposed for support may contribute to
scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the
humanities, and they may address broad topics or consist of research and
study in a single field.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but neither
candidates for degrees nor persons seeking support for work toward a
degree are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Persons who have held a
major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent during the 1997-98
academic year or during subsequent academic years are ineligible for
Summer Stipends. (A "major fellowship or research grant" is a postdoctoral
award that provides support for a continuous period of time equal to at
least one term of the academic year; that enables the recipient to pursue
scholarly research, personal study, professional development, or writing;
that provides a stipend of at least $10,000; and that comes from sources
other than the recipient's employing institution. Sabbaticals and grants
from a person's own institution are not considered major fellowships.)

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Reviewers consider the significance of the proposed
project to the humanities, the quality of the applicant's work, the
conception and description of the project, and the likelihood that the
work will be accomplished.

For further information and application materials, persons interested in
these programs can use the telephone number and e-mail address provided
above, or they can write to: NEH Summer Stipends, Room 318, National
Endowment for the Humanities,1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20506. All applications must be postmarked on or before October 1,
1999. Please note that the Endowment does not accept applications
submitted by FAX or e-mail.

Information on NEH programs is also available at http://www.neh.gov

Humanist Discussion Group
Information at <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>