Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 37.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 06:54:05 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <email@example.com>
Subject: senior position in humanities computing
I wish to draw your attention to a senior position in humanities computing
at the University of Waterloo, Canada, one of the top-level Canada Research
Chairs, broadly defined for "Language and Culture" in order to attract
applications from a wide variety of scholarly backgrounds. The competition
is open until 15 June. A description of the position is at
Anyone who wishes to discuss the position is welcome to contact Dr Riemer
Faber, Chair, Department of Classics, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
According to my sources, the competition is in fact wide-open, and because
it is at a senior level, considerable flexibility would be possible for the
right sort of candidate. Whatever we do we should ensure that a genuinely
strong field is represented and that the person who is appointed will do
well for us.
Canada is a wonderful country in which to live, as I know from having spent
20 years there. The CRC scheme is a remarkable attempt to strengthen
research across the disciplines in Canada. It has already benefitted our
field considerably. The University of Waterloo is the top engineering
school in the country, with a very strong department of computer science,
and one that I suspect would be quite friendly to the holder of this CRC
position. You may recall the pioneering work on the Oxford English
Dictionary carried out at Waterloo in conjunction with members of that
Please circulate the advert as widely as possible.
Dr Willard McCarty | Senior Lecturer | Centre for Computing in the
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