21.181 jobs at Northern Illinois, King's College London

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 08:39:59 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 181.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Drew VandeCreek" <C60DEV1_at_wpo.cso.niu.edu> (42)
         Subject: Digital Projects Technical Coordinator

   [2] From: John Bradley <john.bradley_at_KCL.AC.UK> (50)
         Subject: Research Fellow Position at CCH, King's College London

         Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 06:58:02 +0100
         From: "Drew VandeCreek" <C60DEV1_at_wpo.cso.niu.edu>
         Subject: Digital Projects Technical Coordinator


Northern Illinois University Libraries seek a dynamic individual to
coordinate technical aspects of their award-winning digital projects.

Responsibilities include setting markup and metadata standards for
all of the library Digitization Unit's new projects, supervision of
the digitization of materials on-site and at collaborating
institutions, including training student workers and other staff
members in necessary skills and processes, and development of
searchable databases presenting online materials. Responsibilities
also include supervising the maintenance and operation of existing
online materials and maintenance and further development (as needed)
of the Digitization Unit's large internal databases. For complete job
description, see

The Digitization Unit's work is currently funded by the university, a
variety of federal, state, and private foundation grants, and
collaborations with the private sector. Successful candidate must be
capable of extensive self-directed work and continuing professional
growth and acquisition of new skills. Must also be eager to identify
and solve new, technically oriented problems as they emerge in
project work. Project materials include searchable text, image,
sound, video, and interactive map resources. The library's digital
projects are available for review at:

Northern Illinois University is located approximately sixty miles
west of downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Required: Bachelor's degree; working familiarity with markup and
metadata standards in digital project development, including
SGML/XML, Dublin Core, and METS. Strongly preferred: MLS or
significant experience in digital project development; extensive
experience with MySQL database development, PHP scripting language,
and UNIX/Linux system administration; basic understanding of American history.

Renewable, 12-month appointment; vacation and sick leave; competitive salary.

To assure full consideration, apply by September 3, 2007. Direct
letter of application, resume, and names/contact information of at
least three references to: Kathy Sherman, Northern Illinois
University Libraries, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. AA/EEO.

Drew E. VandeCreek
Director of Digital Projects
Northern Illinois University Libraries
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-7179

         Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 06:58:51 +0100
         From: John Bradley <john.bradley_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: Research Fellow Position at CCH, King's College London

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities is a department within King's
College London which has the responsibility for its own academic programme and
is also a research centre promoting the appropriate application of computing in
humanities research. In its latter capacity, it is looking for someone to
assist with the technical research development in research projects. The
projects cover a wide range of humanities disciplines, including medieval
studies, history, literature and linguistics, and music, and also include a
number of more general information management projects in both humanities and
the social sciences.

CCH is seeking someone to assist with the technical research development of
research projects:

Project Research Fellow

Full-time, open-ended
Closing date for applications: 10th August 2007
Reference: W2/AAV/123/07

The successful candidate to this position would be required to work with
discipline specialists to analyse a wide variety of humanities materials and to
model them using database and other highly-structured approaches; to design,
write and modify programs to search, query, retrieve and display them; and to
collaborate in the creation of integrated web-based interfaces to publish them.

Experience in design and building environments powered by relational database
technologies is essential. The department uses primarily Java and J2EE
technologies to publish database materials on the web, and experience with
these technologies is also critical. Familiarity with standards-compliant
XHTML and CSS and issues around accessibility is highly desirable, as is
familiarity with XML and some of the emerging XML technologies that work with
highly structured data such as XSLT 2.0 and XQuery.

Proven experience in creating integrated research applications using a range of
technologies would be a significant advantage.

In addition you will need to have a good understanding - and preferably
experience - of how research is conducted in the humanities and social
sciences and will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as
well as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication
skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.

This appointment is on the RAII scale, currently ranging from GBP 29,927 to
GBP 39,602 per annum plus of GBP 2,323 London Allowance.

John Bradley
020 7848 2680
Received on Fri Jul 27 2007 - 03:58:10 EDT

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