Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 146. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Luke Stark
Subject: Postdoc in Data Science Studies at the University of Washington, eScience Institute (152)  From: Maria Rentetzi Subject: Postdoctoral funding schemes in TU Berlin (38)  From: Mahendra Mahey Subject: Job Opportunity - British Library Labs Technical Lead Position - Closing Date 4 August 2019 (62) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-07-23 15:53:35+00:00 From: Luke Stark Subject: Postdoc in Data Science Studies at the University of Washington, eScience Institute Postdoc in Data Science Studies University of Washington, eScience Institute The eScience Institute at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle seeksa qualitative researcher of data-intensive technologies and practices for a postdoctoral research associate position, starting in Autumn of 2019. The hired candidate will work with Research Scientist Anissa Tanweer at the eScience Institute, in collaboration with Associate Professor of Human-Centered Design and Engineering David Ribes and Assistant Professor of Information Megan Finn, both also at the University of Washington. The postdoc is a full-time position available for one year (12 months) Review of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please check the web version of this job announcement to find out if the postdoc is still available, as it will be updated when the position is filled: https://escience.washington.edu/postdoc-data-science-studies/. Requirements: PhD awarded by anticipated start date (September-December 2019) in fields such as science and technology studies, information studies, communication, history, anthropology, media studies, geography or related disciplines. Commitment to collaborating on research and publications. Excitement about working on a multidisciplinary team. Excellent organizational and planning skills. Outstanding qualitative (e.g. ethnographic, interview, oral history, archival) research skills. Strong publication record. Familiarity with the cultural, organizational, or ethical dimensions of data-intensive technologies and practices. Preferences: Experience conducting and analyzing interviews a plus. Familiarity with sociotechnical theory and perspectives beneficial. Experience organizing seminars, workshops, programs, or other events appreciated. Job Description: The successful candidate will join the multi-disciplinary Data Science Studies community at the University of Washington and contribute to ongoing research on the practice and culture of data science. The position has been designed as a training opportunity for a recent graduate entering the job market, and as such offers a balance of carefully-scoped supervised research activities, networking opportunities with scholars at UW and beyond, and ample time to produce publications based on previous doctoral work: 1) One aspect of the position will involve conducting follow-up interviews and analysis with established research participants in an ongoing ethnographic study of data science practice and culture. The project is concerned with social and technical challenges associated with adopting, integrating, and sustaining data-intensive technologies; emergent organizational arrangements accompanying the uptake of data science approaches; and sense-making around ethical issues implicated in data-intensive methods and systems. The postdoc's interview study will complement five years of ethnographic fieldwork examining cross-sector collaboration in âData Science for Social Goodâ programs. 2) A second aspect of the position will involve participation in activities of the Data Science Studies community (https://sites.google.com/uw.edu/data-science-studies/home) on campus. This includes organizing the campus visits of invited speakers for the Data Then and Now seminar series. The postdoc will also be involved in other Data Science Studies activities, which may include discussion groups, workshops, special interest group meetings, etc. 3) The third aspect of the position involves working on the postdoc's own research and publications. The ideal candidate's scholarship will be broadly relevant to the interests of the position's supervisors and the Data Science Studies community, as there will be plenty of opportunities to engage on works-in-progress. About us: The location of the position is in Seattle, WA. The postdoc will be part of the research community centered around the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, which holds numerous seminars and training activities on data-intensive methods, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, supports cohorts of graduate students and postdocs from a wide range of data-intensive fields, and houses the Data Science Studies Special Interest Group. The postdoc will be co-advised by David Ribes of Human-Centered Design and Engineering, and Megan Finn of the Information School and will have access to the activities and intellectual communities in those units, including the Data Ecologies (deLAB) run by David Ribes and the DataLab with which Megan Finn is a member. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of excellence in education, research, and outreach. Our employees not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Compensation: The position comes with a base salary of US$65,000, plus benefits and $4,000 in travel money that may be used for relocation expenses (taxable income) or for conference travel (non-taxable). Additional sources of money will be available for professional development expenses on a discretionary basis. To apply: Interested applicants should send a /single/ pdf document to Anissa Tanweer (email@example.com), David Ribes (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Megan Finn (email@example.com). This document should include: 1-2 page letter of interest that clearly articulates how the candidate's interests and expertise align with each of the three activities outlined in the job description CV Writing sample Names and contact information of three references The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. For more information, see https://ap.washington.edu/eoaa/equal-opportunity-and-accommodation- statements. -- Anissa Tanweer Research Scientist, eScience Institute Ethnography & Human-Centered Data Science University of Washington -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-07-22 14:54:02+00:00 From: Maria Rentetzi Subject: Postdoctoral funding schemes in TU Berlin Dear colleagues the grant listed below is a great initiative of the Technical University in Berlin. I would be happy to support suitable applications in history of nuclear sciences, science diplomacy, or gender and science/technology. In case of interest do not hesitate to contact me IPODI: https://www.ipodi.tu-berlin.de/ipodi/ipodi/ An additional funding scheme includes Marie Curie Actions: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/funded-projects TU info https://www.tudoc.tu-berlin.de/menue/nachwuchsbuero/parameter/en/ -- Professor Dr. Maria Rentetzi, ERC Consolidator Grantee Institute for Philosophy, Literature and History of Science and Technology Technical University Berlin skype name: maria.rentetzi email: firstname.lastname@example.org President of the Gender Commission of DHST (2017-2021) International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science http://mariarentetzi.weebly.com/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-07-18 07:41:57+00:00 From: Mahendra Mahey Subject: Job Opportunity - British Library Labs Technical Lead Position - Closing Date 4 August 2019 Dear All We are seeking an outstanding candidate to provide technical leadership for the British Library Labs (BL Labs). BL Labs enables researchers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators and other innovators to work with large scale digital collections and data. The Labs has gained a strong international profile since its founding in 2013 and plays a key role in the British Libraryâs strategy to drive forward digital research and scholarship. It has supported over 150 projects and made digital content and data openly available to inspire many more. You will work with researchers to formulate and carry out innovative and inspiring experiments often with large scale content and data ranging from ancient digitised manuscripts to todayâs UK web space. You will delight in learning about the challenges in a wide range of disciplines as you engage with historians, social scientists, data scientists, computational linguists, other research software engineers and more to help co-design and implement solutions. Your work will identify patterns and practices to make working with our data and collections more efficient, and design ways to make them repeatable and so that they can be integrated into everyday workflows at the Library. You will be a creative, agile, technical and analytical problem solver. You will have a strong background in computing with experience and passion for learning and applying methods including text and data mining, visualisation, natural language processing, image analysis, machine learning, data wrangling. You will get value from seeing methods and data packaged so that researchers can use them. You will know how to deliver projects on time, are an excellent communicator and a generous team worker. You will value the opportunity to share your expertise through presentations and training events throughout the UK and internationally. This is an excellent opportunity to be working for a world-leading organisation which is carrying out ground-breaking research in Digital Scholarship. The deadline for applications for the post is Sunday 4 August 2019, at midnight BST. The job description and details of how to apply is available here: http://tiny.cc/zf3v9y Please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. Mahendra Mahey BL Labs Manager Landline: +44 (0)20 7412 7324 Mobile and WhatsApp +447871 287026 Skype for Business email@example.com Personal Skype mr_mahendra_mahey Email firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @BL_Labs @mahendra_mahey Web http://www.bl.uk/projects/british-library-labs/ British Library Labs The British Library, St Pancras, London, NW1 2DB Email email@example.com Imaginary Cities Check out the new exhibition that BL Labs has played a role in making happen: https://www.bl.uk/events/imaginary-cities _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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