Job in DH at Northeastern (Boston, US)

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for an open rank position (assistant/associate/full professor) in the field of Digital Humanities to begin fall 2012. The successful candidate will have expertise in new computational approaches that help distill meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats. Examples include but are not limited to text-mining, geographic information systems, natural language processing, visualization, or complex network analysis. He or she will be familiar with the theoretical challenges implicit in this emerging field, will have an interest in translating knowledge within and between disciplines and for a broader public, and will help to build new expertise in Digital Humanities at Northeastern. The position will complement existing University strengths in the related areas of network science and computational social science. Applicati
ons are invited from any discipline that contributes to the Digital Humanities. The appointment will be made in an appropriate department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and a cross-departmental or cross-college appointment (such as with the College of Computer and Information Science) is also possible. Candidates must have a PhD at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank.

Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally-ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Its signature Cooperative Education Program and study-abroad opportunities such as Dialogues of Civilization provide experiential learning opportunities for its 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The newly founded College of Social Sciences and Humanities incorporates the departments of African-American Studies; Economics; English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; and Sociology and Anthropology. The College is home to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Its eight interdisciplinary programs include International Affairs; Law and Public Policy; East Asian Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Jewish Studies.

Applications will only be accepted through the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website. To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/, and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants already holding tenure should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of three referees. Untenured applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than fifty pages, and should have three references submitted via the Faculty Positions site. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, David Lazer, or to Co-Chair, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon at dighumsearch@neu.edu .

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Posted by: Dot Porter (dot.porter@gmail.com).

Project Officer, VLE for Palaeography, Diplomatic & MS. Studies

One-year, fixed-term (0.5 FTE), £31,233 – £37,923 per annum pro rata

We are looking for a suitably experienced individual to assist with intellectual/digital content creation for a virtual learning environment (VLE) for Palaeography, Diplomatic and Manuscript Studies in the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. The VLE is being developed by a consortium of Institutes of SAS (the Institutes of Classical Studies, English Studies, Historical Research, and the Warburg Institute).

The successful candidate will be responsible for presenting and describing source materials and for writing contextual and promotional material for the online training resource. S/he will also be responsible for liaising with a range of archives and repositories for the acquisition of digital images, and will be required to work with the technical team developing the VLE.

For more information and further particulars, see http://www.history.ac.uk/news/2011-08-30/project-officer-vle-palaeography-diplomatic-manuscript-studies.

Closing date 13 September.

Posted by: Jane Winters (jane.winters@sas.ac.uk).

Position Announcement: Associate Director, MITH

Position Announcement
MITH and the University of Maryland Libraries

Position: Associate Director, MITH; Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, Libraries

Category: Faculty, Full-time (12-month Appointment)

Salary: $80,000 – $110,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays

DESCRIPTION:

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the University Libraries at the University of Maryland are seeking an experienced, dynamic, and highly talented individual to fill a joint position as an Associate Director of MITH and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research in the Libraries. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing joint projects between MITH and the University Libraries, coordinating activities and initiatives between the two units, and developing a digital
scholarship strategy for the Libraries and its digital humanities collections.

Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a collaboration among the University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Humanities, Libraries, and Office of Information Technology. Since its founding in 1999, MITH has become internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of its kind, distinguished by the cultural diversity so central to its identity. In recent years, MITH has achieved a track record of prominent and successful grant funded projects from NEH, the IMLS, the Mellon Foundation, and the NSF, among other agencies and funders. Its collaborators include the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian, among many others. MITH’s strength is its collegial spirit, born of the value it places on its staff and their experiences, and the ideas they bring to the team. The University of Maryland Libraries is the largest university library system in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area, serving 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries are new members of the HathiTrust digital library and are in a position to build upon that membership, existing library digital programs, a new strategic plan, and planned growth. The position therefore offers the right scholar-professional unique possibilities to establish a new and vibrant cooperative model between a digital humanities center and university research library. Situated just miles outside of Washington DC, the University of Maryland’s College Park campus also offers all of the opportunities that come from the libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

The successful candidate will occupy a position of influence that will serve as a platform for a complete digital humanities research agenda spanning both a leading digital humanities center and a major university research library. We have a particular interest in individuals with expertise in humanities data curation and sustaining digital scholarship. Qualifications include:

* Experience in developing strategic vision and plans for digital humanities scholarship

* Experience in developing digital humanities projects and seeing them to successful conclusion

* Demonstrated record of success in developing partnerships within and between institutions

* Demonstrated record of success in writing grants

*Strong grasp of the latest developments in online humanities scholarship, including social media

*Strong record of publication and professional participation in digital humanities

*Ability to analyze and advise on structure and organization of digital programs and cyberinfrastructure

*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to communicate well and work with people from a variety of disciplines and a number of different career paths

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/la/APPSC/index.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu, click faculty. The University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. You must be legally able to work in the United States. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a Curriculum Vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until April 15, 2011.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted by: Daniel O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca).

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD HUMANITIES DIVISION MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
HUMANITIES DIVISION
MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Salary: £29,099 – £30,870 (As at 1 October 2011)

A two-year research and teaching appointment in Digital Humanities from October 2011 for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career.
These fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a wider Oxford University initiative which is designed: to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career; and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford.
Applicants must have obtained his or her doctorate by 1 October 2011, and should not normally have completed it earlier than 1 October 2007. We welcome applications from all whose research is in the digital humanities, involving the innovative and productive application of digital tools or resources to research questions in any subject under the Humanities Division (see http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/).
The Fellow will be employed by the Faculty closest to his/her academic interests. A college association will be arranged for this post, and he/she will also become a Research Associate at the OeRC (http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/).

For further details, information about how to apply and an application form, please visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/ Applications must be received by midday on Wednesday 23 March 2011.

Posted by: Camille Fairbanks (herdsman.caedmon@gmail.com).

University of Oxford – Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
HUMANITIES DIVISION
MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Salary: £29,099 – £30,870 (As at 1 October 2011)

A two-year research and teaching appointment in Digital Humanities from October 2011 for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career.

These fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a wider Oxford University initiative which is designed: to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career; and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford.

Applicants must have obtained his or her doctorate by 1 October 2011, and should not normally have completed it earlier than 1 October 2007.

We welcome applications from all whose research is in the digital humanities, involving the innovative and productive application of digital tools or resources to research questions in any subject under the Humanities Division (see http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/).

The Fellow will be employed by the Faculty closest to his/her academic interests. A college association will be arranged for this post, and he/she will also become a Research Associate at the OeRC (http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/).

For further details, information about how to apply and an application form, please visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/research/index/230311/arrs7423j/

Applications must be received by midday on Wednesday 23 March 2011.

Posted by: Marjorie Burghart (Marjorie.Burghart@ehess.fr).