21.069 jobs at Brown

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 11:56:30 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 69.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:50:42 +0100
         From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas_at_brown.edu>
         Subject: Two Digital Humanities Job Openings at Brown University

Two Digital Humanities Job Openings at Brown University

1. Scholarly Technology Group=97Senior Research Programmer

STG staff have expertise in text encoding standards, accessibility,
database design, web programming, digital project design, information
design, and grant-writing. We combine a strong background in the
humanities and social sciences with a deep interest in the meaning of
digital technologies for scholarly communication. Our research
explores these issues as they affect faculty, institutions, and the
ongoing evolution of the academic enterprise.

The Senior Research Programmer Analyst works closely with faculty and
STG staff to carry out digital humanities projects by performing
project analysis, providing technical leadership, programming and
software development in support of STG=92s projects. This person will
recruit, plan and manage projects, write grant proposals, stay
abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to Digital
Humanities and disseminate STG=92s work at conferences.

=95 Minimum Bachelor=92s degree, advanced degree in the humanities
preferred. Some formal CS coursework or equivalent preferred.
=95 At least 2 years experience in Digital Humanities or comparable area.
=95 Strong technical background in relevant areas: XML, web
technologies, metadata standards, text retrieval.
=95 interest in digital communications and collaboration, new media.
=95 Strong analytical and problem solving skills; can formulate
options, develop and recommend solutions, especially in a constantly
changing work environment.
=95 Can take a leadership role in a diverse team.

For more information email elli_mylonas_at_brown.edu.

2. Women Writers Project=97Project Manager / Textbase Editor

The Women Writers Project develops and publishes a digital research
collection of early modern women=92s writing, and conducts ongoing
research on digital editing and text encoding. The WWP Project
Manager/Textbase Editor is responsible for the general management of
the WWP, overseeing the development and editing of the textbase
content, managing licensing for Women Writers Online, and managing
the WWP=92s outreach and publicity activities. The Project Manager also
works on WWP research projects and occasionally with the Scholarly
Technology Group as opportunity permits. The position requires
expertise in humanities computing, literary research, and computer
project management, and a strong background in TEI/XML text encoding.

=95 Minimum of three years successful experience in coordinating or
supervisory role in scholarly editing, publishing, textbase projects.
=95 Extensive experience in XML/TEI scholarly text encoding
=95 Experience and relevant research in humanities computing and
textual editing preferred, additional experience in women=92s
literature or early modern studies preferred.
=95 Excellent computing capabilities, must be comfortable with unix,
XML tools, databases, advanced publishing software, etc.
=95 B.A required, M.A. or Ph.D. preferred, in literary studies or
another relevant humanities discipline

For more information email julia_flanders_at_brown.edu.

Brown University is an EEO/AA Employer.
To apply, go to http://careers.brown.edu

* About the Scholarly Technology Group

The Brown University Scholarly Technology Group (STG) provides
advanced technology consulting to Brown humanities faculty,
departments, libraries, and research centers primarily through large
and small projects in support of scholarly work in the digital
medium. We also explore the critical new technologies that are
transforming scholarly work and helping to maintain its longevity:
data and metadata standards, XML publication tools, text encoding
methods, new media forms, and accessibility standards. STG has three
staff members: the Director, a Senior Research Programmer, and a
Research Programmer. STG also employs between 3 and 5 student
programmers and designers; students who are domain experts often
contribute to projects.

For more information visit the STG web site at http://www.stg.brown.edu.

* Women Writers Project

The Brown University Women Writers Project (WWP) is a long-standing
digital research project focused on developing and publishing an
online research collection of early women=92s writing. Since 1988 the
WWP has been engaged in discovering, collecting, transcribing,
encoding, and publishing rare texts by women for use in research and
teaching. The WWP collection, published online since 1999 as Women
Writers Online, is widely used in the USA and internationally. The
project itself has been recognized as a leader in research on
scholarly text encoding, and provides consulting, training, and
research support to digital projects and individual scholars at Brown
and many other institutions. The WWP group includes three staff
members: the Director, the Senior Programmer/Analyst, and the Project
Manager/Textbase Editor. The project also employs a group of between
5 and 10 graduate student encoders.

For more information visit the WWP web site at http://www.wwp.brown.edu.

* Digital Humanities at Brown University

At Brown, the digital humanities have a long history which includes
groundbreaking work in fields as disparate as hypertext, text
encoding, linguistic corpora, and computer graphics. Digital support
groups, long-standing research projects, and individual faculty
members now make up a thriving community for research, discussion,
instruction, and development. The Library=92s Center for Digital
Initiatives focuses on digitizing important and distinctive library
collections whose content lends itself to digital dissemination. The
CDI also addresses institution-wide issues in digital research
including metadata standards, digital repositories, and the long-term
archiving and preservation of digital materials. The Scholarly
Technology Group supports digital humanities research through its
faculty grants program, through seminars and public lectures, and
through the research of its staff. Research projects like the Women
Writers Project, the Modernist Journals Project, the Virtual
Humanities Lab, and many others work closely with the CDI and STG.

* Brown University

Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is a leading
Ivy League institution with a distinctive undergraduate academic
program, a world-class faculty, outstanding graduate and medical
students, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous
multidisciplinary study. A commitment to diversity and intellectual
freedom has remained a hallmark of the University since its
establishment in 1764. Brown students are distinguished by their
academic excellence, self-direction, and collaborative style of
learning. The Brown faculty is deeply committed to teaching,
preeminent in their fields, and leaders in advancing knowledge that
has broad scholarly, theoretical, and practical applications.

Brown offers competitive benefits through a generous retirement plan,
an employee education program, and a tuition aid program for
employee=92s dependents. For details on these programs and eligibility
please browse our web site at:=20
http://www.brown.edu/Administration/ Human_Resources/prospective_staff.html.
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