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Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:13:21 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.017 jobs offered and filled
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 17.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Christopher Burlinson <>             (59)
         Subject: jobs in the Cambridge Scriptorium: Medieval and Early
                 Modern Manuscripts Online

   [2]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <>             (50)
         Subject: Research Innovation Manager job at Alberta

   [3]   From:    Susan Schreibman <>       (70)
         Subject: Shawn Day and Matt Zimmerman join Digital Humanities
                 Observatory, Dublin, Ireland

         Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:03:31 +0100
         From: Christopher Burlinson <>
         Subject: jobs in the Cambridge Scriptorium: Medieval and 
Early Modern Manuscripts Online

Senior Research Associate and Research Associate
Vacancy Reference No: GG03380 Salary: GBP 34,793 - GBP 44,074
or GBP 25,888 GBP 33,780

Limit of tenure applies. Final year of research project.

Cambridge University, in association with the
Arts and Humanities Research Council, wishes to
appoint one Senior Research Associate and one
Research Associate, both for a period of one
year, with effect from 1 October 2008, to its
project entitled Scriptorium: Medieval and Early
Modern Manuscripts Online, based in the Faculty
of English <>.

Candidates will need high-level bibliographical,
codicological, and palaeographical skills
relevant to English manuscript study in the
period 1450 - 1720, and should be familiar with
(or ready to develop expertise in) HTML and XML,
as well as javascript and database-driven
projects, and the processing and handling of
digital images. The SRA and RA will be
responsible for organizing colloquia and handling
project communications, and for co-ordinating
manuscript-based research, developing both
electronic and print outputs, and producing
written research at the highest level; candidates
therefore must have a doctorate in a relevant
period and discipine (or comparable research
excellence), experience in handling medieval
and/or early modern manuscripts, and excellent
oral and written communication skills. Those with
a proven research record, and with experience
with one or more of the manuscript subject areas
(e.g. English and/or Latin poetry, heraldry, law,
medicine, theology), will be preferred.
Faculty-based mentoring will be available.

Further details and an application form for both
posts can be downloaded from the English Faculty
website or obtained from the Secretary to the
Appointments Committee, Faculty of English, 9
West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP (tel: 01223 335074,
email: Candidates should
indicate in their application whether they wish
to be considered for one or both posts.

Referees should be asked to write directly to the
Secretary to reach the Faculty by the closing
date of 6 June 2008. Interviews will be held on 27 June 2008.

See also <>

Dr Christopher Burlinson
Emmanuel College

Senior Research Associate
Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online
Faculty of English
9 West Road

Tel.: 01223 331970 (college) / 767310 (faculty)

         Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:04:18 +0100
         From: Geoffrey Rockwell <>
         Subject: Research Innovation Manager job at Alberta

The Arts Resource Centre at the University of Alberta is looking for
someone to fill the position of Research Innovation Manager. A full
description of the position can be found at


The Arts Resource Centre within the Faculty of Arts at the University
of Alberta is seeking an individual for the position of Research
Innovation Manager.  The successful candidate will be appointed to a
Faculty Services Officer II position and is expected to be active in
teaching, research and service.  The position includes eligibility
for promotion and tenure, has a competitive salary range of $57,618 -
$81,642 (2007-08 scale), and a comprehensive benefits program.

The Arts Resource Centre is a service department serving all 15
departments, 18 research institutes and 7 IT Intensive Research
Studios in the Faculty of Arts.  For information about our
department, please consult our website at:

The Research Innovation Manager promotes and supports the use of
technology intensive research and is responsible for providing
leadership and coordination on the use of technology in research, and
the development and maintenance of a quality research environment in
the Faculty.  This includes the provision of comprehensive services;
managing access to or development of appropriate facilities;
establishing and maintaining quality relationships with researchers;
consulting with researchers on infrastructure and staffing needs;
advising researchers on technologies that will better facilitate
their research; developing applications for Arts research projects;
serving as project manager, where appropriate, for the computing
aspects of major research projects and initiatives; and serving as
technical manager of the Faculty's IT Intensive Research Studios.
Additionally, the Research Innovation Manager ensures that the Arts
Resource Centre and its Research Innovation Group are a responsive,
centralized resource on research computing issues and trends to meet
the needs of the Faculty.

Candidates should hold a post-graduate degree (PhD preferred) in
Humanities Computing or related field, 5 years experience working at
the post-secondary level, and some supervisory experience.  They
should have an ability to provide information and advice to all
levels across the Faculty of Arts and external agencies with
expertise in research computing specifically for the Humanities,
Social Sciences and Fine Arts. Excellent communication, organization,
problem-solving, time-management, and interpersonal leadership skills
are required. This position will supervise 3 programmer analysts, so
expertise in programming, building software and computing systems,
and web-site design for journal and research project sites is essential.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and the names of three confidential referees by June 30,
2008.  If required the competition will remain open until the
position is filled.  Online applications are accepted.

         Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:04:58 +0100
         From: Susan Schreibman <>
         Subject: Shawn Day and Matt Zimmerman join Digital 
Humanities Observatory, Dublin, Ireland

The Digital Humanities Observatory
<>, a project of the Royal Irish
Academy, is delighted to announce the appointment
of Shawn Day and Matt Zimmerman as a Digital
Humanities Specialists. Both Matt and Shawn will
join the DHO on 30 June 2008.

Shawn Day joins us from the History Department at
McMaster University (Canada) where he is
completing a PhD specializing in the social and
economic circumstances of the nineteenth century
retail liquor trade. He applies digital, spatial
and social network analysis to the study of the
relationships between credit, respectability, and
maintaining order in the Victorian community. His
most recent articles have examined the social
dimensions of the Victorian public mental
hospital. Using GIS and statistical modeling
tools, these illuminate the significant rural
component of the urban asylum and raises new
questions surrounding the foreign-born who find
themselves confined to the institution.

Shawn is involved in a number of successful and
innovative digital humanities projects throughout
Canada. Most recently he has worked with large
manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891
census project (University of Guelph). He is a
team member of the national TAPoR text analysis
portal project and the Network for Canadian
History and the Environment (NiCHE). Prior to
undertaking the PhD, Shawn spent a number of
years in the private technology sector where he
founded a number of businesses and served in
marketing, research and development management roles.

Matt Zimmerman joins the Academy from New York
University (NYU) where he currently serves as
Manager of Faculty Technology Services, a group
that advances teaching and research technology
across the university in the arts, humanities,
sciences, and social sciences. Matt also worked
as a Humanities Computing Specialist in NYU's
Humanities Computing Group where he consulted on
digital projects such as an electronic edition of
Chaucer's /Clerk's Tale (part of the Scholarly
Digital Editions /Canterbury Tale/s project)
and the online version of The Public Writings
of Margaret Sanger. In addition to his work at
NYU Matt is a past chair of the Text Encoding
Initiative Consortium and on the Executive of the
Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Matt received his MA in English Literature from
the University of Georgia where he studied
Renaissance Drama and produced a thesis entitled:
Chronicles and Characters: Representing Richard III.

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
Pembroke House
28=AD32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone: +353 1 234 2440
Fax: +353 1 234 2400


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