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Humanist Archives: Nov. 13, 2019, 8:13 a.m. Humanist 33.394 - postdoc (Alberta)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 394.
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        Date: 2019-11-13 02:13:59+00:00
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell 
        Subject: Postdoc at U of Alberta

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Faculty of Arts
University of Alberta
SpokenWeb Partnership Team

Position Summary:

We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship valued at $45,000
per year (plus benefits) in the area of audio data processing, archiving, and
curation. The Fellowship will commence July 1, 2020, and will contribute to a
multidisciplinary team as part of the national SpokenWeb project, a SSHRC-funded
Partnership Grant.

Reporting to Professor Michael O'Driscoll, Department of English & Film
Studies, and to Sean Luyk, University of Alberta Libraries, this fellowship aims
to engage an emerging scholar in cross-over fields including areas such as Sound
Studies, Digital Media, Digital Humanities, Archival Studies, Library and
Information Science, Literary Studies, and Cultural Studies. Working in
coordination with the University of Alberta Libraries and disciplinary experts
in the Faculty of Arts, the Fellow will conduct activities such as:

-- supervise and manage a workflow that supports the preservation of and access to
literary sound recordings for research and teaching purposes

-- supervise research assistants in documenting and archiving the recordings at

-- conduct audio signal analysis and/or data mining on SpokenWeb contents

-- manage the development of a UofA SpokenWeb web site with a focus on improving
the interactive elements of SpokenWeb

-- contribute to a podcast series at UofA on literary sound recording

-- develop, in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Centre, workshops and
training modules for researchers at UAlberta and in the SpokenWeb network

-- develop papers and articles based upon the work described above

In addition, the ability to develop collaborative research and mentorship
efforts with other research fields on campus (eg. Linguistics, Artificial
Intelligence and Machine Learning), and to participate in the activities of
multidisciplinary initiatives such as the Digital Scholarship Centre and the
Sound Studies Institute, will be considered an asset.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will hold a PhD in one of the fields identified above,
or in a cognate field relevant to the PDF research program description, and a
record of publication demonstrating active engagement in research. The Fellow
will have an interest in the exploration and development of durational media
research methods relevant to the study of literature and literary performance.

The Fellow will have knowledge of the digital tools relevant to the production
and processing of audio data within digital environments.The Fellow will have an
interest in pursuing collaborative research and in developing leadership skills
within a large interdisciplinary research network.

Eligibility requirements

-- Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at the University
of Alberta

-- Applicants must have completed their PhD within the past three years, or must
have their doctoral degree completed by no later than June 30, 2020

To Apply:

Submit your application below including the following materials:

-- One to three  (1-3) page cover letter that includes demonstration of fit with
the program described above

-- Current curriculum vitae

-- Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be
sent via e-mail to Dr. Michael O'Driscoll with the subject line "REFERENCE -
SpokenWeb Postdoctoral Fellowship", care of the following:

Keisha Marsh
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Dean

Review of files will commence on December 1, 2019; the position will remain open
until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals
selected for an interview will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of
the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the
first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you
do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your

Apply Online (http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110440598/Apply/)

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of
the closing date.

Additional information 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or
permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive
workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage
women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority
groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender
identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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