21.356 positions and PhD fellowships in Ireland

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:23:37 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 356.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:16:54 +0000
         From: "John G. Keating" <John.Keating_at_nuim.ie>
         Subject: positions and PhD fellowships in Ireland

[The following describes a number of positions
and PhD fellowships in "An Foras Feasa", the
Institute for Research in Irish Historical and
Cultural Traditions. --WM]


Please find attached details of recent positions and PhD fellowships
currently open in An Foras Feasa. These posts and fellowships are
available following An Foras Feasa's recent success in PRTLI4 (the
Institute received ca. Euro 6m funding). If you have any informal queries,
please feel free to contact myself (john.keating_at_nuim.ie) or Professor
Margaret Kelleher (margaret.kelleher_at_nuim.ie).

Please note that the PhD fellowships are only available for students
not currently registered for a PhD degree (they are valued at around
Euro 16,000 per annum; AFF will also pay fees). The closing date for this
round of applications for the fellowships (only) is 7 December 2007.
We hope to recruit Software Engineering and Computer Science graduates.

Please feel free to forward these advertisements to interested
parties, lists, etc.

Sincerely, John Keating.

An Foras Feasa

An Foras Feasa: the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and
Cultural Traditions is a consortium of four partner institutions: NUI
Maynooth, St Patrick's College Drumcondra, Dundalk Institute of
Technology and Dublin City University. An Foras Feasa (AFF) supports
individual and collaborative research projects in the areas of
Humanities and Technology, and represents a unique contribution of
traditional knowledge and dynamic innovation. Under its 'Humanities,
Technology, Innovation' project, the following four project streams
constitute AFF's research priorities for the period 2007-2010:

--ICT Innovation and Digital Humanities: From Data to Metadata;
--Multiculturalism and Multilingualism: Textual Analysis and Linguistic
--Ireland and Europe: Creating an International Data Archive;
--Cultural Heritage, Social Capital and the Role of Interactive
Digital Media.

Following its success in the HEA's Programme for Research in Third-Level
Institutions, as part of the national research platform Humanities
Serving Irish Society, An Foras Feasa invites applications for a
Technical Officer based at NUI Maynooth.

Following two centuries of internationally renowned scholarly activity
on the Maynooth campus the National University of Ireland, Maynooth was
established under the 1997 Universities Act as an autonomous member of
the federal structure known as the National University of Ireland. With
approximately 5,500 fulltime students and another 3,000 registered as
part-time NUI Maynooth has 26 academic Departments which are organized
into three Faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and
Engineering, and Social Sciences. Building on a tradition of scholarship
and excellence in all aspects of its teaching and learning, and research
activities, within the liberal arts and sciences tradition NUI Maynooth
is committed to being a first class research-led centre of learning and
academic discovery. It is located on a pleasant university campus in
Ireland's only university town 20km west of Dublin, and has recently
undergone a major phase of expansion in research, teaching and service
facilities. The spacious campus is laid out in its own extensive grounds
in rural surroundings, and is divided between an older complex of fine
nineteenth century buildings and a modern complex of teaching, research,
accommodation, and support facilities.

Current Vacancies

Project Officer (Education and Development) -- NUI Maynooth (AFF)
Salary range: Euro 38,551 to Euro 45, 397 per annum

Technology Officer -- NUI Maynooth (AFF) (detailed description below)
Salary Range: Euro 38,463 to Euro 46, 536 per annum

Applications are invited for the above three-year contract posts. Prior
to application, further details of these posts and application
procedures should be obtained from the Personnel webpage at NUIM:
personnel.nuim.ie/vacancies/shtml. Closing date is 30th November 2007.

Post-Doctoral Researcher =AD Dundalk Institute of Technology (AFF)

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in
music which will examine the interaction of artistic impulse and
cultural precedent with technology and popular culture in the
globalisation of Irish traditional music, song and dance. Salary:
Euro 45,969 per annum. Letter of Application and CV to Human Resources
Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology by 4pm, 30th November 2007. Full
details at http://music.dkit.ie or http://www.forasfeasa.ie

Job Description: Technical Officer

You will be expected to work as a member of the An Foras Feasa Technical
Team, reporting to the Associate Director of An Foras Feasa, NUI
Maynooth and supporting research projects across the member
institutions. This team of technical and research personnel provides and
investigates novel technical solutions, based on the requirements of the
Institute's members. You will be required to develop robust, highly
scalable and maintainable digital humanities solutions using leading
edge technologies. You will be expected to be involved in every aspect
of the engineering process including solution finding, implementation,
maintenance and dissemination.

Specific tasks would include:
--Architecture and design using OO principles based on industry best
practice and your own experience;
--Taking a lead role in the design and implementation of new
components and new functionality;
--Production of quality documentation including use cases, functional
and design specifications to support the development process;
--Design/development of automated test cases derived from those use
cases and the determination of quality metrics=20
using code coverage and profiling


--Expert knowledge of Java with at least 2+ years industry experience;
--Strong Web Development experience using at least one web development
--Proven record of delivery of significant pieces of functionality on
previous projects;
--Proven architecture and design skills in a J2EE environment using OO
principals including UML and Design Patterns;
--Strong verbal and written communication skills with the capability
to work well (i) as a team player in a=20
cross-functional research team and (ii)
with individual researcher son problem solving;
--Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
--Solid experience with developing web applications in an open source
software environment.


--MSc/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent;
--Knowledge and experience of at least several of the following web
and related technologies: JSF, Structs, JSP,=20
Servlets, XML, Axis, AJAX, Spring,
--Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
--Capability to plan and schedule own work accurately;
--Ability to work in a multi-skilled team environment and to communicate
effectively with peers;
--Ability to co-ordinate with other engineers and clients;
--Ability to cope with changing priorities and multiple assignments;
--Ability to present complex ideas in a clear and comprehensible manner;
--Ability to work on your own initiative.


--Knowledge of some of the following: PHP, Perl, Python, Unix/OS X/ Linux;
--2+ years experience in software development.

Salary range: Euro 38,463 to Euro 46, 536 (5 Points) depending on relevant
qualifications and experience. Intended commencement Date: 1 February

For an informal discussion about the position you are welcome to
contact: Dr John Keating, Associate Director, An Foras Feasa, NUI
Maynooth. E-mail: foras.feasa_at_nuim.ie. Tel: 353 (0)1 708 3854/ 708 6173

Applications in writing, including a full C.V., together with the names,
addresses, fax and telephone numbers of two referees, should be
forwarded to the Personnel Officer, National University of Ireland,
Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare so as to arrive not later than 5.00 pm
on 30 November 2007. Confidential Fax Number: 01 7083940; E-mail:

An Foras Feasa Doctoral Fellowships
National University of Ireland, Maynooth


Following its success in the HEA's Programme for Research in Third-Level
Institutions, as part of the national research platform "Humanities
Serving Irish Society", An Foras Feasa invites applications for doctoral
fellowships in NUI Maynooth.1 Applications are welcome from students in
the humanities or computer science whose proposed research topic relates
to one of the following research streams:

--ICT Innovation and Digital Humanities
--Multiculturalism and Multilingualism: Textual Analysis and Linguistic
--Ireland and Europe: History, Literature and the Cultural Politics of
--Cultural Heritage, Social Capital in a Global Context.


Applicants must not be previously registered for a doctoral programme.
Applicants must provide evidence of strong academic achievement, with a
first or upper second- class honours primary or masters degree (or
equivalent) from Ireland, the EU or from any overseas university.

An Foras Feasa (NUIM) Doctoral Programme:

Applications are welcome from candidates seeking to pursue a doctorate
in NUIM in one of the following disciplines: classics, Celtic studies,
computer science, history, literature, media studies, modern languages
(French, German. Irish, Portuguese, Spanish), music or philosophy. The
AFF doctoral programme will provide students with additional expertise
in digital humanities. Applicants should therefore have a demonstrated
interest in Humanities/ICT research.

Note: Doctoral fellowships are also available at St Patrick's College
Drumcondra and Dublin City University. For information, see
www.forasfeasa.ie. Applicants for An Foras Feasa fellowships may apply
to more than one institution. Each institution has a separate procedure
for application.

The first year of the doctoral programme will include three hours of
mandatory seminars weekly for AFF research students; later years of
study will include regular seminars, supporting the candidate's field of

Sample doctoral research areas, linked to current NUIM research
projects, include:
--Music and Performance in Irish Historic Houses
--Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Irish Literary and Cultural
--Early-modern Irish Migration to Europe; Irish communities on the
Continent 1550-1820
--Associational Culture in Ireland, 1750-1940
--Early Irish Manuscripts: Hyperspectral Analysis
--Information Modelling in Digital Humanities
--Computer Music and Music Technologies

Value of the Scholarship

Euro 16,000 per annum, plus fees. Please note that this is a full-time
course of study.

Application Process

To receive more details of the application procedure, please send name,
email and full postal address to foras.feasa_at_nuim.ie, indicating also
the primary subject area of your research. For informal queries, please
contact Professor Margaret Kelleher, Director, An Foras Feasa, NUIM.
E-mail: foras.feasa_at_nuim.ie. Tel: 353 (0)1 708 3451/ 708 6173.

Closing date for Round 1 of applications: 7th December 2007.

Dr. John G. Keating
Associate Director
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and
Cultural Traditions
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, IRELAND

Email: john.keating_at_nuim.ie
Tel: +353 1 708 3854
FAX: +353 1 708 4797
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