Home About Subscribe Search Member Area

Humanist Discussion Group

< Back to Volume 33

Humanist Archives: Sept. 24, 2019, 4:40 a.m. Humanist 33.268 - research scientist (Georgia Tech)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 268.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                   Hosted by King's Digital Lab
                Submit to: humanist@dhhumanist.org

        Date: 2019-09-23 15:42:37+00:00
        From: Rittenhouse, Brad 
        Subject: Research Scientist/DH Technologist in Archives Position at Georgia Tech

Research scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech's Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC), with
major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks a research
scientist for design, development, and project management in the
context of our diverse scholarly, pedagogical, expressive, and
public-facing digital projects.We are particularly looking for
expertise with digital archives encompassing text, audio, and video
with attention to the cultural, ethical, and political dimensions of
the creation and use of archives. Related areas of interest are
information visualization, interactive narrative, and civic media.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for the life of the grant
which ends in June 2022.

This role requires the ability to think critically about both
humanistic and design questions in order to conceptualize and create
artifacts that serve specific purposes for research and/or teaching
while also advancing the field of humanistic digital design. The
candidate should be able to work effectively in multiple
interdisciplinary project teams of faculty, graduate students, and
undergraduate students, as leader or group member, and to collaborate
with community and institutional partners. Because existing tools often
lack affordances that best serve the goals of scholarship and teaching
in the Liberal Arts, the candidate should be capable of designing and
leading the development of digital tools that build on off-the-shelf
open software to better support humanistic inquiry and knowledge creation.

The position carries the expectation of teaching one course in a
related area in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Applicants should hold a graduate degree in a relevant field such as
Digital Media, Digital Humanities, or Information and Library Sciences
and have experience with digital projects in a university setting.
Hands-on experience with archival software such as Omeka Classic and
Omeka Classic plug-ins, web technologies (JavaScript, CSS, HTML, php,
SQL), and data visualization software such as R, python, or d3.js is
highly valued. Strong communication skills are also important. A
criminal background check must be completed prior to employment.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, links to or copies of at least 2 representative work samples,
and contact information for three references. Application materials
should be submitted as .PDF files to DILAC-Hire-2020@gatech.edu. 
Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Nassim Parvin; Associate 
Professor, Assistant Director of the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts 
Center; nassim@gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin December
1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) is a research center
within Georgia Tech's multi-disciplinary School of Literature, Media,
and Communication. DILAC promotes new forms of humanistic inquiry
through practices of design. Through interdisciplinary projects in
research, teaching, and community engagement, the Center explores how
emerging forms of digital media and applied digital scholarship can be
used to construct arguments, create artefacts, and prototype systems
that address the reconfiguration of knowledge and social structures in
the digital age. For more information on DILAC:

We believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually
vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, the School of
Literature, Media, and Communication is committed to building and
sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the
heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and
cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System
of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of
American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology
resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal
education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a
diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women,
under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life
balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the
needs of dual careers.

Brad Rittenhouse, PhD
Lab Coordinator - Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted
List posts to: humanist@dhhumanist.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

Editor: Willard McCarty (King's College London, U.K.; Western Sydney University, Australia)
Software designer: Malgosia Askanas (Mind-Crafts)

This site is maintained under a service level agreement by King's Digital Lab.