19.594 vacancy announcement

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of David Gants) <dgants_at_ROGERS.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 21:46:57 -0400

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 594.
      Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                    Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

        Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:13:51 -0000
        From: Sue Thomas <Sue.Thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk>
        Subject: Vacancy for a Research Fellow in social
                 software and narrative

Our successful AHRC application has created an opportunity for a
postdoctoral researcher for a project entitled 'Interdisciplinary
applications of experimental social software to the study of narrative in
digital contexts', led by Professor Sue Thomas. This one year post is
jointly based in the Institute of Creative Technologies and the Faculty of
Humanities at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

You will have a major role in the survey and evaluation of collaborative
social software tools and their application to people-to-people models of
transdisciplinary knowledge-sharing in relation to narratives in a digital

You will have a PhD (or have recently submitted your doctorate) and you will
probably, but not necessarily, have a first degree in a Humanities subject.
You will have a proven knowledge of narrative in digital environments and
experience of managing web-based collaborative tools. A substantial
understanding of the technical aspects of the project, including knowledge
of HTML, databases, data collection and analysis skills, are a requirement
of the post.

Closing date for applications 17th March 2006.

Interviews for the post will take place on Monday 10th April with a
preferred start date of 22nd May 2006

Obtain further details and apply online at

Informal enquiries can by made to Professor Sue Thomas on
sue.thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk or +44(0)116 2078266

US-based enquirers can meet Prof Thomas for an informal discussion at ETech
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/ in San Diego 6-9 March or at SXSW
Interactive http://2006.sxsw.com/interactive/ in Austin 10-14 March 2006.
Please email sue.thomas_at_dmu.ac.uk to arrange.

Related links
Institute of Creative Technologies http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk
Writing and the Digital Life http://writing.typepad.com
Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media http://writing.typepad.com/cwt/
NLab http://www.narrativelab.org

Sue Thomas
Professor of New Media
School of Media and Cultural Production
Faculty of Humanities
De Montfort University
The Gateway
United Kingdom
+44 (0)116 207 8266
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