15.260 jobs & studentships

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 260.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (13)
             Subject: Position at U. of Georgia, English Dept.

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (78)
             Subject: University of Ulster (Magee): 2 Research Studentships

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (56)
             Subject: Faculty opening, NYU: Middle East Studies Librarian

       [4] From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (37)
             Subject: Interoperability Officer, University of Oxford

             Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:04:55 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: Position at U. of Georgia, English Dept.

    Position at U. of Georgia, English Dept.

    The Department of English at the University of Georgia seeks to hire an
    assistant professor, tenure-track, in the area of Humanities Computing.
    Ph.D. required by time of appointment, August 2002. Four course load;
    salary competitive. Demonstrated accomplishment in and commitments to
    research and teaching in humanities computing / digital studies and to the
    application of digital technology to humanities research are required. In
    particular, candidates must have knowledge of and ability to teach mark-up
    languages and scripting. Send letter of application and cv including
    pertinent URLs by November 9 to N. Hilton, Head, Department of English,
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; attn.: Humanities Computing
    Search. We encourage applications from women and minorities. The
    University of Georgia is an AA/EEO institution.

             Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:05:41 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: University of Ulster (Magee): 2 Research Studentships

    >> From: Prof Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevitt@ulst.ac.uk>

    Research Studentships

    Magee Awards: Intelligent Digital MultiMedia Interfaces

    Faculty of Informatics

    One research studentship is available within the MultiMedia Systems and
    Artificial Intelligence research group of the Faculty of Informatics. The
    focus of the research will be to investigate the integration of the
    computational processing of digital multimedia (e.g. spoken dialogue,
    natural language and visual advanced interfaces) incorporating the modelling
    of emotions and automated storytelling with application to e.g. intelligent
    web-browsing and medical informatics.

    The studentship will comprise fees at the EU or Home rate and an annual
    maintenance allowance of =A310,000.

    Applicants should hold or expect to gain by September 2001 a minimum of an
    upper second class honours degree and/or Master's degree in intelligent
    digital multimedia, computer science, cognitive science or a related
    subject, and have good experience in, and be prepared for, computer
    programming, scientific experimentation and the use of existing software

    Further information is available from:
    Professor Paul Mc Kevitt,
    E-mail p.mckevitt@ulst.ac.uk
    Phone (+44) 28 71375433

    Magee Awards: William Flynn Research Studentship

    Faculty of Informatics

    One research studentship is available in the School of Computing and
    Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Informatics. There are a number of possible
    projects available. These include topics on neural networks, hybrid
    intelligent systems, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, self-organising
    systems, multiple valued logic, embedded model predictive control, embedded
    and bio-inspired systems, evolvable hardware, spoken dialogue systems,
    computer graphics and vision, and distributed systems. A list of available
    projects, together with some further details, may be found at
    http://isel.infm.ulst.ac.uk or

    All applicants must indicate on their application their first and second
    choice of project from the list mentioned above. The studentship will
    comprise fees at the EU or Home rate and an annual maintenance allowance of
    =A37,500. Students holding a 1st class honours degree or a qualification
    deemed as equivalent may be entitled to an additional annual allowance of

    Applicants should hold or expect to gain by September 2001, a minimum of an
    upper second class honours degree in electronics, computing or closely
    related discipline. Preference may be given to candidates with first class
    degrees or a postgraduate qualification.

    Interested applicants may also contact Professor M. McGinnity, email:
    tm.mcginnity@ulst.ac.uk or Professor Paul Mc Kevitt, email:

    Successful applicants for the above studentships will enrol, as of 2
    January 2002 or earlier by arrangement, on a full-time programme of researc=
    studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. All
    studentships are tenable at the Magee campus for three years subject to
    satisfactory progress.

    Application materials may be obtained from: Angela Rippey, Research Office,
    University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, telephone (+44)
    (0)28 7032 4592, email: a.rippey@ulst.ac.uk or website

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 28 September 2001=

    Interviews will be held on or around 10 October 2001.

    also found at: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/IF676.html &

    Professor Paul Mc Kevitt
    Chair in Digital MultiMedia
    School of Computing & Electronics
    Faculty of Informatics
    University of Ulster, Magee College
    BT48 7JL, Derry/Londonderry

    E-mail: p.mckevitt@ulst.ac.uk
    WWW: http://www.infc.ulst.ac.uk/staff/p.mckevitt
    FaX: (+44) 28 71375470
    Phone: (+44) 28 71375433 (Office MG-221)
                        (+44) 28 71375382 (School Office)

             Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:12:09 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
             Subject: Faculty opening, NYU: Middle East Studies Librarian

    >> From: William Marcotte <william.marcotte@nyu.edu>

    The following is a job announcement from New York University, Division
    of Libraries. Kindly excuse any cross postings. Librarian for Middle
    East Studies Description: Librarian in Middle East Studies, assigned to
    the Technical Services Division, Bobst Library. Librarians are expected
    to serve as partners in the educational mission of NYU by establishing
    strong relationships with the faculty and students, building and
    maintaining appropriate research collections, and providing responsive
    and innovative information services.

    The Middle East collection covers a geographic area stretching from
    Morocco to Afghanistan and Muslim India as well as Muslims and Middle
    Easterners in the diaspora. Historical coverage spans ancient history to
    the contemporary period with primary focus on the period following the
    rise of Islam. The focus for ancient Near East is the Syro- Mesopotamian
    region and biblical studies. Historically the collection has focused on
    history, culture, literature and religion (particularly Islam), but in
    recent years a strong social sciences component has been added
    emphasizing politics, sociology, anthropology, and indigenous theater
    and cinema. Major languages collected are Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and
    Turkish (modern and Ottoman) as well as English, French and German.
    Close cooperation with other specialists, especially Jewish studies, is
    essential to meet research and teaching needs. The successful candidate
    will serve as coordinator of library activities in support of the
    graduate and undergraduate programs in Middle and Near Eastern studies.
    Collection development responsibilities include selecting and managing
    research materials in all formats, faculty liaison, providing a variety
    of research, consultation and instructional services to faculty and
    students, and participating in the preservation efforts of the library.
    Technical services responsibilities include original cataloging of
    monographs, serials, and microforms in Middle Eastern languages (Arabic,
    Persian, Hebrew and Ottoman Turkish) following national (NACO and BIBCO)
    standards; assisting in other cataloging unit duties and projects;
    working with acquisitions staff on approval and subscription plans and
    firm orders of materials published in the Middle East, including the
    invoicing and vendor relations; directing the work of 2 FTE assistants.
    Qualifications: Required - ALA accredited MLS, subject Master's required
    for tenure; proficiency in Arabic as well as Persian or Hebrew; some
    knowledge of French or German desirable. Preference will be given to
    candidates who have done graduate work in Middle Eastern studies and
    have substantial experience in either collection development or
    knowledge of cataloging and classifying materials on a national
    bibliographic utility using AACR2 and LC classification and subject

    Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, excellent benefits include five weeks
    annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience. New York
    University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve
    the school's 50,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4 million
    volumes. New York University is a member of the Research Libraries Group
    and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library
    Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes three
    academic institutions in Greenwich Village.

    To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
    application, including the name, address and telephone number of three
    references to Ms. Janet Koztowski, Library Human Resources Director, New
    York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY
    10012, (fax) 212-995-4070.


             Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:14:16 +0100
             From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
             Subject: Interoperability Officer, University of Oxford

    Humbul Humanities Hub
    Interoperability Officer
    Grade: RS1A
    Salary: GBP17,451 - GBP26,229 - two year post

    The Humbul Humanities Hub (http://www.humbul.ac.uk/) is seeking an
    Interoperability Officer to lead the technical development of an online
    arts and humanities portal. Humbul is part of the national Resource
    Discovery Network (RDN) and based at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit

    You will be responsible for implementing and developing technical
    solutions to cross-search remote databases, control authentication and
    enable community services. You will be comfortable liaising with
    data-providers, related services and end-users.

    We expect you to have a relevant degree or equivalent experience; a
    working knowledge of languages or tools for developing online information
    systems; and be familar with, or keen to learn about, emerging
    technologies for interoperability and online information discovery.

    You should also be enthusiastic about the use of digital resources within
    humanities subjects, communicate well at all levels, and be comfortable
    working within a project environment.

    Please obtain further details and an application form from Mrs Nicky
    Tomlin, Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2
    6NN. (tel: 01865-273230, email: nicky.tomlin@oucs.ox.ac.uk). Informal
    enquiries may be made to Dr Michael Fraser, Head of Humbul

    Further details and an application form are also available in electronic
    form at http://www.humbul.ac.uk/about/recruit.html

    Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on 27th September 2001.
    Interviews will be held in October.

    Dr Michael Fraser
    Head of Humbul Humanities Hub
    Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS
    University of Oxford
    13 Banbury Road
    Oxford OX2 6NN
    Tel: 01865 283 343
    Fax: 01865 273 275

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