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Humanist Archives: May 10, 2019, 5:57 a.m. Humanist 33.11 - natural language processing specialist (Tufts)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 11.
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        Date: 2019-05-09 18:21:15+00:00
        From: Chelcie Rowell 
        Subject: Digital Humanities Natural Language Processing Specialist | Tufts University

Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, TTS is a
university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services
that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service.
Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-
centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications
and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.

Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent
to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our
community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four
main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and
Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.

Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong
partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on
integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in
using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT
Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a
global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.

Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is
valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with
leading technologies and learn new skills.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Data Services, the Digital Humanities
Natural Language Processing (NLP) Specialist is responsible for working closely
with a diverse client base comprised of faculty, students, and staff to help
them utilize computationally-intensive methods and technology applied to a vast
array of contemporary and historical textual source material to achieve their
scholarly teaching and research goals. Support for computationally intensive
textual scholarship includes cutting-edge methods and tools for text analysis,
text mining, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (neural nets,
deep learning), social network analysis, web scraping, etc. Key responsibilities
of this position include working with members of TTS Research Technology to
provide consulting services to faculty, students, and staff from a wide range of
departments and academic disciplines; to assist them in the design and
development of complex projects from initial concept to delivery; and to provide
support, education, and outreach. Responsibilities also include working closely
with faculty and university leadership to advance research and to advance
university initiatives and programs related to data science and digital
humanities. The Digital Humanities NLP Specialist also works closely with the
Data Lab team to coordinate the text analysis service portion of the Tufts Data
Labs, state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces for data analysis and
visualization. This includes assistance with maintenance of hardware, software,
and systems infrastructure.

Basic Requirements

  *   Bachelor's degree in related field and 1-2 years of work experience
applying analytical methods to English language textual materials.
  *   Proficiency with Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks such as named
entity recognition (NER), syntactic parsing, sentiment analysis, etc.
  *   Proficiency in other text analysis tasks such as topic modeling, social
network analysis, web scraping, document classification, etc.
  *   Proficiency in Python programming language.
  *   Demonstrated ability to build and engage with an active intellectual
community, including working collaboratively and building partnerships across
  *   Demonstrated analytical and innovative problem-solving skills. Strong
written and oral communication skills. Strong presentation skills.
  *   Works well under pressure and under tight deadlines and produces quality
deliverables to clients on time and in accordance with functional

Preferred Qualifications

  *   Master's degree in humanities or social sciences with advanced
technological experience or computer science degree with significant experience
and/or additional education in the humanities and social sciences.
  *   Strong background and understanding of digital humanities and related
concepts with strong knowledge and ability to use digital humanities methods and
technologies in a variety of research areas and applications.
  *   Experience applying analytical and computational methods to non-English
language textual materials.
  *   1 year of experience delivering instruction and training in higher
  *   Experience participating in the research process in an academic setting
(humanities and/or social sciences preferred).
  *   Experience with project management.
  *   Proficiency with machine learning.
  *   Familiarity with Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standards and best
  *   Proficiency with optical character recognition (OCR) methods and tools.
  *   Experience with software version control (Git).
  *   Experience with High Performance Compute (HPC) environments.

Special Work Schedule Requirements

  *   Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate
in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at
the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual
orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: IT (Information Technology)
Organization: Tufts Technology Services
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 29, 2019

Chelcie Juliet Rowell
Team Lead, Digital Scholarship
Tisch Library, Tufts University
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Book an appointment (https://tufts.libcal.com/appointments/chelcie)
617.627.2899 @ararebit

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