19.666 jobs in humanities computing: Florida, Virginia, London

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:56:04 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 666.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: gtaylor_at_english.fsu.edu (29)
         Subject: Humanities computing job advertisement

   [2] From: Jerome McGann <jjm2f_at_virginia.edu> (45)
         Subject: research scientist for the NINES Project (Virginia)

   [3] From: "Paul Spence" <paul.spence_at_KCL.AC.UK> (64)
         Subject: New jobs at CCH, King's College London

         Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:44:51 +0000
         From: gtaylor_at_english.fsu.edu
         Subject: Humanities computing job advertisement

As part of a cluster of senior hires in the history of text technologies,
we are seeking a specialist in humanities computing and new technology
approaches to the study of English literary texts. Salaries competitive at
both the national and international level. Ph.D. required. Although we
would prefer to appoint at the level of tenured associate professor, we
will consider qualified applicants at any rank. Normally tenure requires
one published book, but "book" may be defined unconventionally in this
case. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in medieval or
early modern texts, but given the small candidate pool we will happily
consider applicants who work in any field of literature in English
(including applicants interested in the impact of other languages and
literatures upon English). The English department already hosts several
journals, and has recently hired several specialists in new technologies;
we already have a certificate program in Editing and Publishing, and are
building a new interdisciplinary doctoral program in the transnational
History of Text Technologies. The search will begin immediately and
continue until the post is filled. Women and minority candidates are
encouraged to apply. Please email applications or enquiries, including a
c.v. and the email addresses of at least three references, to Professor
Gary Taylor,

Dr. Gary Taylor
George Matthew Edgar Professor of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580
Fax: (850)644-0811
Office: (850)645-6474
Home: (850)339-4134 (cell)

         Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:47:41 +0000
         From: Jerome McGann <jjm2f_at_virginia.edu>
         Subject: research scientist for the NINES Project (Virginia)

The University of Virginia's Department of Media Studies is seeking
applications for a Research Scientist with a doctoral degree in
English Literature and demonstrated proficiency in humanities
computing, including prior postdoctoral experience in software design
for research and pedagogy and a record of publication and
presentation in humanities computing fields. The position requires
theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge in the
areas of interface design, social software, textual editing and
bibliography, and the design and use of new media such as electronic
games for teaching and research. The ideal candidate will be familiar
with Open Archives and NINES approaches to the aggregation and
presentation of online resources. Practical experience as a user of
ARP tools Juxta, IVANHOE, and Collex is crucial. Experience in online
editing and in designing interfaces for digital archives would be
helpful, as would familiarity with the field of nineteenth-century
literature, British or American.

The Research Scientist will be primarily responsible for ongoing
design direction and implementation of ARP's Collex project, and will
collaborate in continuing technical planning and design for NINES,
Juxta, and IVANHOE. This will require familiarity with Java, Ruby on
Rails, RDF and semantic web technologies, TEI markup, XML/XSLT, and
CSS. In addition, the Research Scientist will conduct original
research in folksonomy, faceted browsing, and social software and
direct the work a dedicated programmer on the Collex and NINES
projects. The Research Scientist will produce technical reports,
white papers, and software demos and be responsible for communicating
ARP's findings and products to the scholarly community. This includes
design and maintenance of ARP's web presence. Finally, the Research
Scientist will be called on to teach digital editing and the design
of online archives to humanities faculty in summer workshops.

Desirable start date for the position is 1 June 2006. For more
information about the projects and work involved, please visit our
website at www.nines.org. Inquiries can be directed to:
jjm2f_at_virginia.edu. Review of applications begins 8 April 2006 and
will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of
application detailing scholarly, teaching, and administrative
accomplishments; full CV; and names of at least three references to:
Professor Jerome McGann, The Rossetti Archive, Alderman Library 529,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 22904.
EOAA Statement for Organization The University of Virginia is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A demonstrated
commitment to issues of diversity in pedagogy and scholarship is
integral to the vision of the Media Studies Program. Therefore the
search committee particularly welcomes applications from women,
ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

         Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:48:20 +0000
         From: "Paul Spence" <paul.spence_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: New jobs at CCH, King's College London

** Apologies for Cross Posting **

Two jobs in the XML team at CCH, King's College London

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities is both a department with
responsibility for its own academic programme and a research centre
promoting the appropriate application of computing in humanities research.
In its latter capacity, it is involved as technical research partner in a
wide range of humanities projects that draw on a number of different
technologies. In many of these, the underlying data is stored primarily in
XML and then published electronically via the World Wide Web. It is often
necessary to produce print editions from the source data, or to merge XML
data with image-based or database materials.

CCH is seeking applicants for the following positions within this activity:


1. Research Fellow, XML Publication Strategies

Full-time, 12 months
Closing date for applications: 11 April 2006
Reference: W2/AAV/25/06

The successful candidate to this position would be required to analyse
collections of richly tagged XML documents; to design, write and modify
programs to search, query, retrieve and display them; and to collaborate in
the creation of integrated HTML-based interfaces to publish them.

Experience in creating and manipulating XML documents in a range of
XML-related standards and technologies (DTDs, XPath, XSLT) is essential, as
is familiarity with standards-compliant HTML/XHTML and CSS. Awareness of
emerging XML technologies (XSLT 2.0, XQuery and Schemas) is highly

Proven experience in creating dynamic XML-based applications using
technologies such as Cocoon would be a *significant* advantage.

We are looking for someone with a proven ability to learn programming skills
quickly, who can work both independently and within a team environment. The
successful candidate should have good communication skills and the ability
to document their work in clear written English.

Experience in any or all of the following areas would be useful: Web design
and programming technologies (Java, Javascript); high-level programming
languages for text manipulation (especially Perl); database programming
(SQL); Unix/Linux systems, shell programming; editors and text utilities;
management of digitised images.

This appointment is on the RFII scale, currently ranging from =A327,929 to
=A336,959 per annum plus of =A32,323 London Allowance.


2. Project Research Officer

Full-time, 6 months
Closing date for applications: 28 March 2006
Reference: W1/AAV/24/06

CCH is looking for someone to assist with the technical development work in
research projects. We are looking for someone with experience of editing
XML; experience in marking up documents using the Text Encoding Initiative
guidelines; and with XSLT programming. Also, a thorough grounding in
developing well-structured web sites, being proficient in HTML and XHTML.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of how research is
conducted in the humanities and social sciences, and of working with a
multi-skilled technical development team. She/he will be working as part of
the CCH project group, and will need to be able to work effectively as part
of the team, as well as independently. She/he must have a bachelor degree in
an appropriate discipline, and a postgraduate or specialist qualification is

This appointment is on the RA1A scale, currently ranging from =A320,044 to
=A330,002 per annum plus of =A32,323 London Allowance.


For further details and application forms please see:


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