21.263 job: Director, Digital Humanities Observatory, Dublin

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 07:23:14 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 263.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:15:34 +0100
         From: "John Maguire" <J.Maguire_at_ria.ie>
         Subject: Royal Irish Academy - Digital Humanities Observatory

Digital Humanities Observatory
Republic of Ireland

Applications are invited for a 3 year fixed term contract position of
Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory
(DHO). Funded under Cycle 4 of PRTLI, the Academy and its partners
will build a joint national platform for the
coordination and dissemination of humanities research, teaching and
training at an all-island level. The key
infrastructural element of the consortium will be the DHO. The DHO
will be an electronic access portal and research
resource for the humanities, designed, hosted and operated by the
RIA. Reporting to the Academy's Executive
Secretary and Principal Investigator, the Director will be responsible for:

-- establishing, servicing and providing leadership for this shared
on-line national data service for the humanities
-- coordinating distributed networks and the delivery of a digital data archive
-- managing the recruitment of specialist and support staff and
establishing the project's physical infrastructure
-- providing both academic and administrative leadership for the DHO
-- developing a network of national and international partnerships
and sourcing new funding opportunities.

The Director will have a minimum of five years' postdoctoral
experience with a strong background in humanities
research and teaching, as well as significant expertise in the field
of digital humanities.

Further information and details of the application process are
available on www.ria.ie.
The closing date for applications is Friday 19th October 2007.
Applicants will be shortlisted for
interview on the basis of the information provided in their application.

Further positions in the DHO will be advertised in early 2008.

The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer.
Received on Wed Sep 26 2007 - 02:34:08 EDT

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