Two Digital Humanities Job Openings at Brown University
The following two jobs have just been posted. Prospective applicants who
will be attending the Digital Humanities conference at the University of
Illinois next week are encouraged to contact Julia Flanders
([log in to unmask]) to set up an informational meeting.
1. Scholarly Technology Group—Senior Research Programmer
STG staff have expertise in text encoding standards, accessibility,
database design, web programming, digital project design, information
design, and grant-writing. We combine a strong background in the
humanities and social sciences with a deep interest in the meaning of
digital technologies for scholarly communication. Our research explores
these issues as they affect faculty, institutions, and the ongoing
evolution of the academic enterprise.
The Senior Research Programmer Analyst works closely with faculty and
STG staff to carry out digital humanities projects by performing project
analysis, providing technical leadership, programming and software
development in support of STG’s projects. This person will recruit, plan
and manage projects, write grant proposals, stay abreast of new
methodologies and practices relevant to Digital Humanities and
disseminate STG’s work at conferences.
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree in the humanities
preferred. Some formal CS coursework or equivalent preferred.
• At least 2 years experience in Digital Humanities or comparable area.
• Strong technical background in relevant areas: XML, web technologies,
metadata standards, text retrieval.
• interest in digital communications and collaboration, new media.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills; can formulate options,
develop and recommend solutions, especially in a constantly changing
• Can take a leadership role in a diverse team.
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2. Women Writers Project—Project Manager / Textbase Editor
The Women Writers Project develops and publishes a digital research
collection of early modern women’s writing, and conducts ongoing
research on digital editing and text encoding. The WWP Project
Manager/Textbase Editor is responsible for the general management of the
WWP, overseeing the development and editing of the textbase content,
managing licensing for Women Writers Online, and managing the WWP’s
outreach and publicity activities. The Project Manager also works on WWP
research projects and occasionally with the Scholarly Technology Group
as opportunity permits. The position requires expertise in humanities
computing, literary research, and computer project management, and a
strong background in TEI/XML text encoding.
• Minimum of three years successful experience in coordinating or
supervisory role in scholarly editing, publishing, textbase projects.
• Extensive experience in XML/TEI scholarly text encoding
• Experience and relevant research in humanities computing and textual
editing preferred, additional experience in women’s literature or early
modern studies preferred.
• Excellent computing capabilities, must be comfortable with unix, XML
tools, databases, advanced publishing software, etc.
• B.A required, M.A. or Ph.D. preferred, in literary studies or another
relevant humanities discipline
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* About the Scholarly Technology Group
The Brown University Scholarly Technology Group (STG) provides advanced
technology consulting to Brown humanities faculty, departments,
libraries, and research centers primarily through large and small
projects in support of scholarly work in the digital medium. We also
explore the critical new technologies that are transforming scholarly
work and helping to maintain its longevity: data and metadata standards,
XML publication tools, text encoding methods, new media forms, and
accessibility standards. STG has three staff members: the Director, a
Senior Research Programmer, and a Research Programmer. STG also employs
between 3 and 5 student programmers and designers; students who are
domain experts often contribute to projects.
For more information visit the STG web site at http://www.stg.brown.edu.
* About the Women Writers Project
The Brown University Women Writers Project (WWP) is a long-standing
digital research project focused on developing and publishing an online
research collection of early women’s writing. Since 1988 the WWP has
been engaged in discovering, collecting, transcribing, encoding, and
publishing rare texts by women for use in research and teaching. The WWP
collection, published online since 1999 as Women Writers Online, is
widely used in the USA and internationally. The project itself has been
recognized as a leader in research on scholarly text encoding, and
provides consulting, training, and research support to digital projects
and individual scholars at Brown and many other institutions. The WWP
group includes three staff members: the Director, the Senior
Programmer/Analyst, and the Project Manager/Textbase Editor. The project
also employs a group of between 5 and 10 graduate student encoders.
For more information visit the WWP web site at http://www.wwp.brown.edu.
* Digital Humanities at Brown University
At Brown, the digital humanities have a long history which includes
groundbreaking work in fields as disparate as hypertext, text encoding,
linguistic corpora, and computer graphics. Digital support groups,
long-standing research projects, and individual faculty members now make
up a thriving community for research, discussion, instruction, and
development. The Library’s Center for Digital Initiatives focuses on
digitizing important and distinctive library collections whose content
lends itself to digital dissemination. The CDI also addresses
institution-wide issues in digital research including metadata
standards, digital repositories, and the long-term archiving and
preservation of digital materials. The Scholarly Technology Group
supports digital humanities research through its faculty grants program,
through seminars and public lectures, and through the research of its
staff. Research projects like the Women Writers Project, the Modernist
Journals Project, the Virtual Humanities Lab, and many others work
closely with the CDI and STG.
* Brown University
Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is a leading Ivy
League institution with a distinctive undergraduate academic program, a
world-class faculty, outstanding graduate and medical students, and a
tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study. A
commitment to diversity and intellectual freedom has remained a hallmark
of the University since its establishment in 1764. Brown students are
distinguished by their academic excellence, self-direction, and
collaborative style of learning. The Brown faculty is deeply committed
to teaching, preeminent in their fields, and leaders in advancing
knowledge that has broad scholarly, theoretical, and practical
Brown offers competitive benefits through a generous retirement plan, an
employee education program, and a tuition aid program for employee’s
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