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Humanist Archives: Jan. 5, 2019, 9:22 a.m. Humanist 32.304 - head of digital scholarship (Iowa State); research software engineers (Newcastle)

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    [1]    From: Sullivan, Laura [LIB] 
           Subject: Job Announcement: ISU Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (67)

    [2]    From: James Cummings 
           Subject: Newcastle University, Digital Institute, 5 Research Software Engineer posts. (73)

        Date: 2019-01-04 21:47:08+00:00
        From: Sullivan, Laura [LIB] 
        Subject: Job Announcement: ISU Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives

 > From:        Sullivan, Laura [LIB] 

The Iowa State University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward
thinking visionary who can design and launch a new digital scholarship
services unit for the ISU campus and lead the Digital Scholarship and
Initiatives (DSI) department.

Candidates for the newly created Head of Digital Scholarship and
Initiatives (Librarian III or IV) must have a strong desire to
collaborate with faculty to develop digital scholarship projects and
support services, and introduce digital scholarship to students by
integrating concepts into the curriculum and instructing students. The
successful candidate has the opportunity to build a program from the
ground up starting with environmental scans of the campus, needs
assessment, cultivating partnerships, providing vision and direction,
promoting the new program, and hiring and empowering staff.

In addition to developing and managing a new digital scholarship
program, the Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives oversees the
functions and services of the already established Digital Repository
and Digital Initiatives
https://digitalinitiatives.lib.iastate.edu/ units.

Evaluates and coaches staff to achieve excellence in their professional
responsibilities, and mentors for promotion and career development. The
Head provides direction and vision for DSI, develops strategic planning,
and provides the support for staff and programs to flourish. Establishes
connections between the library and faculty, students, and staff
engaging in digital scholarship, and works with relevant units across
the library and campus to grow digital scholarship capacity and
expertise. Continuously assesses and evaluates programs, services,
policies, and processes of the department. Works collaboratively with
other library units and administration to meet the goals of the library,
and on grants, development efforts, and public engagement. Participates
in the divisional management team, and library-wide planning and
discussions; serves on library and university committees.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and
divisive biases in our society.  Library staff must embrace an
environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to
recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions:
posting number 80661P

Guaranteed consideration date:  February 3, 2019

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be
discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal
Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

*Laura Sullivan*
Digital Initiatives Archivist
204 Parks Library
Iowa State University Library
Ames, Iowa 50011-2102
/pronouns: she/her/hers/

        Date: 2019-01-04 15:59:39+00:00
        From: James Cummings 
        Subject: Newcastle University, Digital Institute, 5 Research Software Engineer posts.

A reminder of these 5  full-time 2 year posts for any research software
engineers (or those with similar skills). Closing date: 11 January 2019.


I am told that those with a wide range of interdisciplinary skills, such as
digital humanities, would be very welcome to apply for this post at Newcastle
University's Digital Institute. (Indeed some of the 5 full-time posts they are
hiring might be working on projects I'm involved in.)


Research Software Engineer

The Digital Institute has five openings in its Research Software Engineering
Team. The team works across the whole university and with a range of external
partners including the Alan Turing Institute. We develop high-quality software
in collaboration with scientists, engineers and scholars from all research
domains. You will be responsible for delivering technical software engineering
expertise across multiple simultaneous projects.

You will have an MSc in a computationally based field (equivalent experience or
close to completion), as well as proven experience of software development. We
are especially interested in interviewing candidates with experience in any of
the following areas: Cloud Computing Visualization, Geospatial or Temporal
Statistics, Functional Programming and Machine Learning.

Applications are welcome from both software development generalists and from
researchers with inter-disciplinary technology focused skills which either
complement or extend our existing team.

If you are looking to apply your skills into research, we would love to hear
from you.

The Digital Institute's goal is to transform research at Newcastle through the
application of digital skills and technology. It's work spans research, teaching
and innovation through engagement with external organisations. As a team we work
across the university and with every academic discipline. Whether this means
scaling GPU rendering of city-scale models across thousands of nodes in the
cloud, creating new digital editions to breathe new life into medieval texts,
helping researchers gain insight into human movement by running gait analysis
algorithms at scale, or working to help optimise the UK energy network -- 
we do it all.

We bring specialist programming expertise, modern development practices and
engineering rigour to academic software. We provide expert software engineering
consulting services to world-leading research teams, and collaborate with
scientists and scholars to build software to meet the next generation of
research challenges.

There are 5, full time posts available which are fixed term for 24 months from
date of appointment.

For informal enquiries please contact Mark Turner at

Mark Turner
Senior Research Software Engineer
Newcastle University

Urban Sciences Building, Room 4.037
Newcastle University
1 Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne

Email: mark.turner@newcastle.ac.uk

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