21.255 jobs: professorship in bibliography at UCLA; humanities computing specialist at Washington U.

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:54:17 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 255.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: John Unsworth <unsworth_at_uiuc.edu> (78)
         Subject: Fwd: Position announcement: Breslauer Professorship in
                 Bibliography, UCLA

   [2] From: Perry Trolard <ptrolard_at_artsci.wustl.edu> (74)
         Subject: Digital Humanities position at Wash U in Saint Louis

         Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:00:47 +0100
         From: John Unsworth <unsworth_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: Fwd: Position announcement: Breslauer Professorship
in Bibliography, UCLA

>From: Jonathan Furner <jfurner_at_UCLA.EDU>
>Date: September 18, 2007 2:17:09 PM CDT
>>Bibliography, UCLA
>September 6, 2007
>Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professorship in Bibliography
>The Information Studies Department at the University of California,
>Los Angeles, announces an opening for the newly created Martin and
>Bernard Breslauer Chair in Bibliography. Endowed Chairs at UCLA
>are reserved for distinguished scholars and teachers at the Full
>Professor level.
>It is expected that the Breslauer Professor will contribute to the
>Information Studies Department's long-standing leadership and
>innovation in all areas of bibliography, here understood to
>include: the study of the collection and description of books and
>other textual works; the study of the production and use of textual
>works as physical objects; and the history of the book, of book
>arts, and of print culture. Emergent areas in which the Department
>is also interested include: the history of transitions from print
>to digital formats, and of the impact of such transitions on the
>book arts, on publishing and access systems, and on reading; the
>design of bibliographic systems that offer scholars in the arts and
>humanities access to creative and intellectual works; and
>approaches to the study of bibliographic collection and description
>that are informed by artistic and humanistic perspectives.
>The Breslauer Professor will be expected to teach in all of the
>Department's academic degree programs. He or she will also
>strengthen relationships between Information Studies and the UCLA
>Library's world-renowned Special Collections Department.
>UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
>(GSE&IS), in which the Information Studies Department is located,
>is a community of learning and action inspired by the principles of
>social justice and individual responsibility and by an ethic of
>caring. As researchers, teachers, and agenda setters in learning
>and information fields, the community promotes transformative
>practice and scholarship. As part of a public research university
>in a large urban setting, GSE&IS recognizes its commitment to the
>public trust.
>QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in library and information
>studies or other related field; distinguished record of research,
>scholarly publication, and teaching; commitment to teaching and
>mentoring students; and capacity to provide intellectual leadership
>to the field. The Department values candidates who can add to the
>diversity of the faculty.
>FOR MORE INFO: Contact Professor Virginia Walter, chair of the
>search committee, at breslauerchair_at_gseis.ucla.edu. All inquiries
>will be kept confidential if desired.
>TO APPLY: Send application letter describing your research and
>teaching interests, along with curriculum vitae, to:
> Anne Gilliland, Chair
> Information Studies Department
> University of California, Los Angeles
> Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
>Nominations are also invited. Please send a letter giving
>pertinent information about the nominee, including contact
>SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
>DEADLINE: Screening of completed applications will begin on
>November 1, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.
>UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
>We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

         Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:46:39 +0100
         From: Perry Trolard <ptrolard_at_artsci.wustl.edu>
         Subject: Digital Humanities position at Wash U in Saint Louis


With apologies for cross-posting, please see the job advertisement
below for a humanities computing position at Washington University in
Saint Louis.

* To apply, go to http://www.wustlcareers.com & search for position
number ("requisition number") 080451. For questions, please don't
hesitate to contact me at

        Perry Trolard
        Assistant Director, Humanities Digital Workshop
        Washington University in Saint Louis
        ptrolard at artsci dot wustl dot edu
        +1 (314) 935-8806


Humanities Computing Specialist, Humanities Digital Workshop

Arts & Sciences Computing (A&SC) has an opening for an individual
with strong technical abilities and a background in the digital
humanities for the position of Humanities Computing Specialist.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with faculty,
staff, and students to develop technological tools for research
needs. The Humanities Computing Specialist will work as a part of the
A&SC team to support digital research projects in the humanities that
are sponsored by the Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW). Specific
projects include a literary archive of Edmund Spenser's writings, a
digitization project involving a local museum, an archive of
children's literature, an archive of literary recordings, and
maintenance of a historical records web site. The Humanities
Computing Specialist will aid these and future projects through a
variety of core digital humanities tasks, including designing and
implementing text encoding workflows in TEI XML and XSLT, designing
and maintaining relational databases, and web publishing.

Together the Humanities Digital Workshop, the Computing Center,
Social Sciences Computing, and a variety of other technology
facilities and services make up A&S Computing. Among other services,
A&SC provides instructional technology to students, faculty, and
staff in the school of Arts & Sciences. The primary e-mail system,
artsci.wustl.edu, hosts over 11,000 accounts. A&SC makes over 100
computers available for general and specialized faculty and student
use. A&SC relies heavily upon collaboration with other parts of the
University to serve common goals. Partner departments include the
Teaching Center, Olin Library, Network Technology Services, and
Information Systems.

Areas of responsibility

90% Provide programming, project management, and other forms of
support for faculty digital projects sponsored by the HDW, including
designing, managing, and documenting TEI encoding practices; mounting
web publishing and interface systems (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP,
etc.); and other tasks as required by projects. Serve on various
committees that contribute to campus-wide infrastructure for digital
scholarship. Keep abreast of developments in digital humanities
technologies and standards.

5% Provide basic client support for the Artsci server, modem dial-up
services, A&SC facilities in Eads Hall, etc. as necessary

5% Provide backup coverage for Arts & Sciences Computing staff
including the 24/7-support rotation.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree, in a humanities field or computer science.
* Demonstrated experience working on humanities computing projects.
* Familiarity with XML and XSLT, especially as tools for implementing
descriptive markup.
* Demonstrated strong project management and problem solving skills,
attention to detail.
* Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of faculty,
students, and staff.
* Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in a humanities field, computer science, or library
* Experience with web design, scripting, and relational databases.
* Experience with or skills supporting data visualization.
Received on Fri Sep 21 2007 - 03:13:17 EDT

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