With apologies for cross-posting, please see the job advertisement
below for a humanities computing position at Washington University in
To apply, go to http://www.wustlcareers.com & search for position
number ("requisition number") 080451. For questions, please don't
hesitate to contact me at
Assistant Director, Humanities Digital Workshop
ptrolard at artsci dot wustl dot edu
Humanities Computing Specialist, Humanities Digital Workshop
Arts & Sciences Computing (A&SC) has an opening for an individual
with strong technical abilities and a background in the digital
humanities for the position of Humanities Computing Specialist.
A successful candidate will have the ability to work with faculty,
staff, and students to develop technological tools for research
needs. The Humanities Computing Specialist will work as a part of the
A&SC team to support digital research projects in the humanities that
are sponsored by the Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW). Specific
projects include a literary archive of Edmund Spenser's writings, a
digitization project involving a local museum, an archive of
children's literature, an archive of literary recordings, and
maintenance of a historical records web site. The Humanities
Computing Specialist will aid these and future projects through a
variety of core digital humanities tasks, including designing and
implementing text encoding workflows in TEI XML and XSLT, designing
and maintaining relational databases, and web publishing.
Together the Humanities Digital Workshop, the Computing Center,
Social Sciences Computing, and a variety of other technology
facilities and services make up A&S Computing. Among other services,
A&SC provides instructional technology to students, faculty, and
staff in the school of Arts & Sciences. The primary e-mail system,
artsci.wustl.edu, hosts over 11,000 accounts. A&SC makes over 100
computers available for general and specialized faculty and student
use. A&SC relies heavily upon collaboration with other parts of the
University to serve common goals. Partner departments include the
Teaching Center, Olin Library, Network Technology Services, and
Areas of responsibility
90% Provide programming, project management, and other forms of
support for faculty digital projects sponsored by the HDW, including
designing, managing, and documenting TEI encoding practices; mounting
etc.); and other tasks as required by projects. Serve on various
committees that contribute to campus-wide infrastructure for digital
scholarship. Keep abreast of developments in digital humanities
technologies and standards.
5% Provide basic client support for the Artsci server, modem dial-up
services, A&SC facilities in Eads Hall, etc. as necessary
5% Provide backup coverage for Arts & Sciences Computing staff
including the 24/7-support rotation.
* Bachelor's degree, in a humanities field or computer science.
* Demonstrated experience working on humanities computing projects.
* Familiarity with XML and XSLT, especially as tools for implementing
* Demonstrated strong project management and problem solving skills,
attention to detail.
* Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of faculty,
students, and staff.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Master's degree in a humanities field, computer science, or library
* Experience with web design, scripting, and relational databases.
* Experience with or skills supporting data visualization.