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Humanist Archives: April 4, 2019, 8:41 a.m. Humanist 32.592 - postdoc (McMaster); PhD studentship (Turin); computational linguist (Berlin)

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    [1]    From: Zeffiro, Andrea 
           Subject: Post-Doc in Digital Storytelling at McMaster University (122)

    [2]    From: Enrico Pasini 
           Subject: PhD on corpora analysis for conceptual history  (20)

    [3]    From: Bryan Jurish 
           Subject: Job: Computational Linguist in Berlin (85)

        Date: 2019-04-04 07:05:32+00:00
        From: Zeffiro, Andrea 
        Subject: Post-Doc in Digital Storytelling at McMaster University

The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, located in
Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
invites qualified candidates to apply for a two-year postdoctoral

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
Position Start Date: August 1, 2019
Position End Date: July 31, 2021
Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Zeffiro
Remuneration: $50,000/year
This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees
(CUPE) Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows.


Founded in 2012, the Sherman Centre engages in a wide range of
activities to support and build the McMaster digital humanities (DH)
community. A critical need that has become apparent in the course of
this work is the inclusion of DH skill instruction, methodology, and
theory in the curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
 From the vantage point of the Sherman Centre, we see this as the
beginning of a clear trend toward increased interest in
introducing students to a wide range of approaches (including text
analysis, data visualization, and GIS), while improving their general
technical fluency and research competency.

Job Description 

Working under the direction of the Academic and Administrative Directors
of the Sherman Centre, the postdoctoral fellow will support the general
outreach and curricular activities of the Sherman Centre, with a
specific focus on the application of DH approaches to the area of
digital storytelling through a variety of visualization, digital
dissemination, and knowledge mobilization approaches. In alignment with
their own DH research agenda, the fellow will, in close collaboration
with other Sherman Centre staff:
- offer training and support for general and selected specific DH tools
and techniques
- assess faculty and graduate student interests, needs, and goals with
relation to digital storytelling in various forms of data analyses and
visualization, knowledge dissemination and mobilization
- offer consultation to faculty and graduate students to enable them to
begin including DH elements in their teaching and research
- engage library staff in other functional areas to draw their expertise
into the DH space and connect them to faculty who need support
- support the further development of DH workshops, talks, and events at
the Sherman Centre
- prepare and deliver an undergraduate digital humanities introductory
course annually, and
- connect with other digital humanities initiatives in the region and

Beyond these responsibilities, the fellow will participate actively in
the life and activities of the Sherman Centre and represent it at key DH
events such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and the
annual Digital Humanities conference at the institution’s expense.


The Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars who have completed their
doctoral degree no earlier than June 1, 2015. Candidates must have
defended their dissertation and received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2019.
The optimal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a DH-relevant discipline and
a digital humanities research agenda with expertise in approaches to
digital storytelling. International scholars are invited to apply,
however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent

How To Apply 

To apply for this job, please submit your application online:

The completed online application package must include the following
- a CV
- a cover letter that outlines your qualifications for and interest in
the position, your commitment to excellence in research and teaching,
and efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in university or
community settings
- a sample portfolio (10 pages maximum) that highlights your writing and
previous DH-related work, and
- names and contact information for three references

Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage in the
selection process.

Please contact Dr. Jay Brodeur (brodeujj@mcmaster.ca
) if you have any general questions about
the position.

Employment Equity Statement 

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the
Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by
the 'Dish with One Spoon' wampum agreement.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within
its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  The
University encourages applications from all qualified candidates
including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and
Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified
persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the
hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at
905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human
Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Andrea Zeffiro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Multimedia
Academic Director, Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
(905) 525-9140  ext. 23503 / 21901

McMaster University sits on the traditional Territories of the
Mississauga and Haudenosaunee Nations, and within the lands protected by
the 'Dish With One Spoon' wampum agreement (Indigenous Education
Council, May 2016).

        Date: 2019-04-03 13:30:38+00:00
        From: Enrico Pasini 
        Subject: PhD on corpora analysis for conceptual history 

Might be of interest. Application deadline is April 16th.

The PhD programme in Modeling and Data Science of the University of Turin offers
a 3-years PhD grant on the following project:
"Algorithms and techniques for analyzing vast non-specialized textual corpora
in order to extract complex features relevant to conceptual history and the
history of argumentation."

The scholarship is funded by the Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences
with national 'excellence' funds. See

The PhD program is coordinated by Prof. Laura Sacerdote. Faculty here:

Turin is a lovely town in Northern Italy. University of Turin 'at a glance'
here: https://en.unito.it/about-unito/unito-glance 


        Date: 2019-04-03 10:30:56+00:00
        From: Bryan Jurish 
        Subject: Job: Computational Linguist in Berlin

Dear fellow humanists,

Here at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities we find
ourselves in need of an additional computational linguist / research
software engineer (for the recent terminological discussion of which I
hereby offer my gratitude to this list).  The official job announcement (in
German) is available at http://www.dwds.de/stellenausschreibungen ; I've
included the English translation below.  I would be very grateful if you
could propagate this signal to interested students and/or colleagues.

regards & pre-emptive thanks,
  Bryan Jurish
  (posting for the project "Zentrum für digitale Lexikographie der
deutschen Sprache", zdl@bbaw.de)

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is a
public corporation based in Berlin. Its academic profile is characterized
above all by long-term basic research in the humanities and cultural
sciences. The Academy employs around 350 staff and has an annual budget of
around 25 million euros.

The BBAW is a learned society with a three-hundred-year-old tradition of
uniting outstanding scholars and scientists across national and
disciplinary boundaries. As the largest non-university research institute
for the humanities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, it preserves and
reveals the region’s cultural inheritance, while also pursuing research and
offering advice on issues that are crucial for the future of society and
providing a forum for dialogue between scholarship and the public. For the
BMBF-funded project "ZDL (Centre for Digital Lexicography of the German
Language)" the BBAW invites applications for the position:

Researcher/Computational Linguist
100% full-time position beginning at the earliest opportunity
and initially ending 31st December, 2023

- research and development in the field of advanced procedures for
syntactic and semantic document analysis (named entity recognition,
syntactic parsing, relation recognition, and word sense disambiguation);
- evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of generic computational
linguistic services and associated language models and resources based on
machine learning methods.

- university degree in computer science, computational linguistics,
cognitive science, or a comparable subject;
- experience with machine learning methods (especially deep learning) and
distributional semantics;
- experience in the application of language technology tools for the
annotation of large corpora;
- very good knowledge of a high-level programming language (C ++, java,
etc.) and a scripting language (Perl or Python);
- sufficient knowledge of English or German for scientific exchange;
- very good communication and team skills;
- desired: knowledge of client / server models (web services, REST,
interprocess communication).

What we offer:
- versatile scientific work in an interdisciplinary team (linguistics,
lexicography, computational linguistics, and computer science);
- attractive opportunities for scientific development in the active digital
humanities environment of the BBAW;
- an attractive workplace in Berlin-Mitte.

The remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group E 13
TV-L Berlin (Berlin public service salary scale). The Academy is an equal
opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and
applicants with a migration background. Equally qualified applicants with
severe disabilities will be given preference. Please send your application
file in PDF format (one file) not exceeding 5 MB in size via e-mail with
the subject "AV / 07/2019 ZDL - Application Computational Linguistics" no
later than 26th April, 2019 to:

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Referat Personal und Recht
Frau Ines Hanke
Jägerstr. 22/23, 10117 Berlin

The German version of this document is legally binding for the application
process. Further details on the project can be found at:
www.dwds.de/stellenausschreibungen. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact zdl@bbaw.de.

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