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Vacancy at King's College London: PhD Studentship

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PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities / Information Management
Salary Range: Stipend and fees
Post type: Full Time
Location: London
Closing Date: 31st May 2014

Technical Narratives: method, purpose, use and value in the technical description and analysis of software-based artApplications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Partnership Award at King’s College London and Tate, to investigate two main questions: How are software-based artworks to be described and represented for the purposes of preservation, understanding and access? What constitutes technical art history for software-based artworks?

The term ‘software-based artwork’ refers to art where software is the primary artistic medium. These works form complex systems exhibiting a range of dependencies on changing hardware, commercial software, interfaces or technological environments. Software-based artworks may include bespoke elements coded by the artist or their programmer, and many are interactive or involve complex systems that exhibit particular behaviour, such as responding to a visitor or searching for keywords on the internet.

We invite applications from candidates from a range of different backgrounds, which may include conservation, digital preservation, digital humanities, information science, computer science or curatorial practice. Successful applicants will normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field, and will have obtained or be currently working towards a Masters degree at Merit level (or international equivalent) in a relevant field. If English is not a candidate’s native language, he or she will also need to satisfy the English language entry requirements of King’s College London.

For more information see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=563


Vacancy at Glasgow University: Lecturer in Digital Humanities / Information Management

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Lecturer in Digital Humanities / Information Management
Salary Range: £32,590 - £36,661pa
Post type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Gilmorehill, Glasgow
Closing Date: 25th April 2014

Glasgow University seeks to employ a lecturer in digital humanities / information management to make a significant contribution to the expansion of high quality research in one or more of the following areas: digital curation, digital heritage, knowledge and information management, information retrieval and access, archival and  library science, records management, user studies, information society and  knowledge economy, and digital humanities related topics regarding the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures; and to participate effectively across HATII’s teaching programmes.

Main duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • To develop and sustain individual / joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable in the School, Centre or relevant Unit of Assessment and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.
  • To contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Unit of Assessment, School and College, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and demonstrable impact.
  • To participate fully in the School, College and University’s research culture and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.
  • To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students and to ensure their effective development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines
  • To participate in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with the School’s programmes, including the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives.
  • To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.To undertake School/College level administration as directed and supported by the Head of School or VP Head of College.
  • To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.
  • To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.
  • To develop research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision (http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf)

For more details see: http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&id=74964&newlang=1


Vacancy at the University of St Andrews: Applications Developer

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Applications Developer (Research Computing)
Salary Range: £30,728 - £36,661 pa
Post type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: St Andrews
Closing Date: 9th April 2014

IT Services at the University of St Andrews is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in e-Research to join the Research Computing Team as Applications Developer (Research Computing). The team currently consists of two liaison staff and one Applications Developer.   

Owing to its focus on supporting research, the team has, where feasible, adopted an open development method, which includes the use of open source software and open standards in preference over proprietary software and standards. As a result the Application Developer (Research Computing) will work in the exciting context of growing national and international developer communities.In addition to developing solutions from scratch, recent technical implementations have included use of Fedora Commons, Islandora, Alfresco, CKAN and Wordpress. Engagement with relevant Open Source communities is expected.  

In addition to developing technical solutions to meet the needs of research projects from across the University, this post represents a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to work within the important institutional contexts of the new and rapidly growing areas of research data management and digital preservation. 

The successful candidate will possess a degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in another relevant subject with a significant IT component. Experience in designing, developing and testing software using a range of technologies and programming languages is essential. The role also requires a thorough and methodical approach and the ability to communicate technical information to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.   It is essential that the successful candidate either has or is willing to develop expertise in supporting the rapidly developing technical needs of electronic research across a wide range of academic subjects. This includes the ability to develop new skills as required, such as TEI, RDF and OWL, the W3C Linked Data standard; and relevant metadata standards such as TEI header, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core.  While all production servers used by the Research Computing Service are maintained by the IT Services Systems Team, Application Developers are expected to maintain and configure test and development servers running Debian Linux and Apache/Tomcat along with relevant server-side software.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/ViewVacancy.aspx?enc=mEgrBL4XQK0+ld8aNkwYmBED6j/L8x5qPpAPoMesmIBnvAyRo21WPFDwzfyhMUMMQznY1VfI5wlBsFdgwbdkfjrUCnjHWzfaCkUbA5UbeqjfAFC/lH3+voGcpOu/emng


Vacancy at ULCC: Web/Repositories Developer

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Web/Repositories Developer
Salary Range: £31,970 - £38,795 pa inc LW
Post type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: London
Closing Date: 23rd March 2014

ULCC is looking for a talented and enthusiastic web and database developer to join its award-winning Academic & Research Technologies team. The position includes contributing to a wide range of projects and services supporting academic research, digital libraries and archives, assisting our customers in developing new and innovative solutions to manage research data and information.

Activities you will be involved with include:   

  • Working with customers of our repositories service in getting the most out of their EPrints repositories.   
  • Developing solutions for research data management and long-term preservation of digital objects and digitisation projects   
  • Supporting academic, library and archives projects using open source web applications such as WordPress, MediaWiki, Omeka, Scripto, Moodle   
  • Working with colleagues in the University and partners and clients nationally and internationally.

We are looking for a professional, flexible and creative individual with the following skills:   

  • Excellent working knowledge of Web development and system configuration on LAMP stack (PHP/Perl)   
  • Solid understanding of Web technologies in academic libraries/research/publishing   
  • Able to work effectively individually or as part of a team    First-rate organizational & communication skills   
  • Experience of project management and supervising staff would be a plus

For more details and to apply see: http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp?newms=jj&id=111091&aid=18048


Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digitisation Programme Co-ordinator

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Digitsation Programme Co-ordinator
Salary Range:circa £31,788 (subject to change pending a pay and grading review) and Civil Service pension arrangements
Post type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Edinburgh
Closing Date: 5th MarchThe National Library of Scotland is seeking applicants for the role of Digitisation Programme Coordinator.

This is an exciting opportunity to help make to internationally renowned collections accessible to the world.

As Digitisation Programme Coordinator at the National Library of Scotland you will lead the Library's digitisation strategy and take responsibility for the management and delivery of our digitisation programme. You will coordinate a team dedicated to making the Library's collections open and accessible to the people of Scotland and the rest of the world, and develop innovative new approaches to digitising our collections for online access. You will have experience of managing digitisation programmes, good knowledge of technical environment for digitisation, and understand the practice and benefits of digitisation of cultural material.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

For more details, and to apply, please visit the NLS vacancy portal at http://www.nls.engageats.co.uk/Welcome.aspx


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