Jobs at the Humboldt Chair in Digital Humanities

Jobs at the Humboldt Chair in Digital Humanities

University of Leipzig

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In February 2013, the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities announced possible jobs. Funding from the European Social Fund has now been finalized (http://sites.tufts.edu/perseusupdates/2013/05/02/reinventing-humanities-publication-project-receives-e1-1-million-grant-from-the-saxon-ministry-of-science-and-european-social-fund/) and we are pleased to announce two positions: one for someone to supervise systems and text processing workflow; the other for someone with expertise in interactive design.

Applicants should have completed their most recent degree after January 4, 2011. Positions will begin June 1, 2013 or as soon as a suitable candidate is found, and will run through December 2014. Pay will be commensurate to experience under Saxon and ESF regulations.

System and workflow manager

We are looking for an addition to our team who will develop and administrate scalable systems and workflows for processing and visualizing billions of words. Our text analysis includes the latest technologies in OCR, linguistic annotation, named entity identification, text reuse and topic modeling. You will be working in an international and interdisciplinary group of young scientists, aiming to create a new generation of tools and methods for learning, analyzing and interacting with languages. The job will range from general systems administration to the planning, implementing, managing and monitoring of completely novel software systems.

Skills

Required skills and experience:

  • Linux/Unix System Administration
  • Build management system (at least one of Maven, Gradle or Ant)
  • Scripting language (at least one of Perl, Python, Ruby or Clojure)
  • Version control (at least one of Git, Mercurial or Subversion)
  • Unit test development

    Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience with workflow tools such as Taverna
  • Object oriented programming language (e.g. Java, Python, C++)
  • Multi-threaded / distributed programming
  • RDF, XML and Linked Data concepts
  • Continuous Integration environments and test-driven development

    Personality

  • Ability to prioritise
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative (self-driven), to work independently and as part of a team
  • Forward planner
  • Clear focus on high quality

    Interactive designer

    We are looking for an addition to our team who will join us in developing new methods by which users can interact with historical sources in general and with the collections in the Perseus Digital Library in particular. In this position, you will build ‘gamified’ user interfaces for eLearning applications which enable students to contribute to current research, to receive and give feedback, and to track and analyze their learning progress. You will be working in an international and interdisciplinary group of young scientists, aiming to create a new generation of tools and methods for learning, analyzing and interacting with languages.

    Skills

    Required skills and experience:

  • Graphic design
  • Javascript, CSS and HTML
  • RDF, TEI XML and Linked Data concepts

    Desired skills and experience:

  • HTML5 and/or mobile application development skills
  • Knowledge of Ancient Greek or Latin
  • Experience with linguistic annotation

    Personality

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative (self-driven), to work independently and as part of a team
  • Empathic communicator
  • Creative and forward planner
  • Clear focus on high quality

    Please send a CV and a (short) cover letter to dig-hum-jobs@e-humanities.net.

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