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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 1.
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        Date: 2020-05-06 20:02:56+00:00
        From: Alyssa Arbuckle 
        Subject: Postdoc opportunity: INKE Partnership Open Scholarship Research & Technical Development Postdoctoral Fellow

The Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership
(INKE, https://inke.ca/) seeks a candidate for a two-year 
postdoctoral fellowship (Open Scholarship Research & Technical 
Development) to collaborate on an international partnership project 
focused on open social scholarship. Review of applications for this 
two-year contracted postdoctoral position (with possibility of 
renewal) will begin immediately, with start date flexible and 
anticipated to be in the new academic year.

The postdoctoral fellow position is located in the Electronic Textual
Cultures Lab (ETCL, https://etcl.uvic.ca/) at the University of 
Victoria at a full-time (40 hours per week) capacity. This position 
works with the INKE Partnership and ETCL teams on several initiatives, 
including the Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Research Commons 
and developing digital humanities projects within an academic 

The ETCL is a leading-edge digital humanities research lab, working on a
variety of exciting projects. The INKE Partnership is an international
collective of researchers, students, postdocs, and research partners
from across Canada and around the world pursuing open social
scholarship. Self-motivated personalities are essential, as is a
proclivity for collaboration and teamwork. Individual development and
new ideas are encouraged!

Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in computer science or
other relevant degree program (e.g. digital humanities) and be able to
demonstrate skilled proficiency in the following tools and technologies:

1.Strong programming fundamentals and aptitude for / experience with the

   - Agile software development
   - Current web development technology, including Java, Python, PHP, and
   - XML/XSLT/HTML5/CSS3 and W3C Standards
   - Relational databases (esp. MySQL and PostgreSQL)
   - Content management systems, including WordPress and Drupal
   - Web server administration: Apache, Nginx
   - Remote Linux server deployment and administration
   - Project management
   - Distributed version control systems (based on Git)

2. Commitment to and interest in contributing to Free or Open Source
Software (F/OSS)

3. Experience in distributed collaboration using git, mailing lists, and
issue tracking software

4. Additional consideration given for:

   - Experience with current interface development using AJAX, JQuery,
     Node.js, Bootstrap or similar frameworks
   - Experience with graphic design in a web-based context
   - Experience with Solr and Tika
   - Experience with Shibboleth, OpenID Connect and/or other SSO
   - Experience with other web framework and search engines, such as Ruby
     on Rails and Elasticsearch

5. The ability and desire to learn technologies on this list that the
candidate lacks is an asset.

Position Duties

   - Collaborate on the continued development of the Canadian HSS
     Commons, an in-development, national, online research commons built
     on the HUBzero platform
   - Develop, implement, and manage database-driven websites in a
     humanities research context
   - Participate in meetings and constructive discussion with other team
   - Engage in requirement elicitation
   - Offer consultation, technical planning, and project solutions
   - Understand humanities concepts and find ways to realize them as
     technical solutions
   - Provide reporting and documentation
   - Make positive contributions to the life and activities of the lab
   - Work closely with ETCL team members across position duties while
     upholding the ETCL's respect- and care-based environment.

Benefits of Role

   - Community-oriented work environment predicated on a foundation of
     respect and mutual interest in open ways of doing academic work
   - Opportunities to network and present at national and occasionally
     international conferences and events
   - Experience in a longstanding digital humanities lab and well-known
     research group
   - Opportunities to collaborate with researchers and partners invested
     in open scholarship from UVic, across Canada, and internationally
   - Publication possibilities in open access venues
   - Location in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit an application package
containing your CV, a cover letter, and the contact information for
three referees toetcl@uvic.ca (mailto:etcl@uvic.ca).

The position is in the form of a two-year contract with possibility of
renewal and negotiable start date. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis. Salary for this position is at standard UVic postdoctoral
fellow rates and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Alyssa Arbuckle
Associate Director
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria

| @arbuckle_alyssa

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