apologies for cross-posting - this is to inform you about a job
opening at the Thomas-Institute in Cologne, related to the
DARE-project and its repository of TEI-encoded data files.
Should you have any questions, please don`t hesitate to contact me.
And, of course: please circulate widely!
Thanks a lot, and best wishes from Cologne!
Jop opening: Research Fellow (75% TVL 13, 3 years) in Digital
Humanities to enhance and develop a virtual research environment in
cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Institute.
The position is tied to a project and limited to a period of three
years, during which the existing digital infrastructure of the Digital
Averroes Research Environment (DARE) is to be enhanced with a
prototype of an automated layout recognizance tool, which is to be
developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IAIS. Furthermore,
additional advanced solutions especially for the research
environment`s user interface and search engine are to be created.
The Research Fellow in Digital Humanities will be responsible for
maintaining, developing and enhancing the DARE virtual research
-Maintenance and new solutions for existing Front End and Back End
-Managing the data server and the ever expanding TEI-xml based files
-Development focus on User Interface and enhanced search algorithms
Furthermore, the Research Fellow is to cooperate with the Fraunhofer
IAIS in developing automated layout recognizance options for an
existing, manual annotation tool, including:
-Providing sophisticated test case scenarios from existing database of
mediaeval manuscript material
-Integrating and testing of prototypes in the DARE infrastructure
-University degree in a humanities discipline and/or in the field of
information technology, and experience in historical research;
-Expertise in working methods in the digital humanities:
-Metadata standards, especially the TEI
-Content management systems (Drupal 7)
-Markup languages (XML, HTML)
-Search engines / information retrieval (Apache Solr, Lucene)
-Linux-Administration (Debian, LAMP via CLI, git/svn)
-Compiling (Free Pascal)
-Experience in data modelling and data management
-At least basic knowledge of mediaeval material philology
-Good contacts in the networks of the Digital Humanities and the
ability to develop humanities research infrastructures and research
projects with partners at other institutions and in other disciplines
-A very good command of written and spoken English or German
-Language skills in Latin (and/or Hebrew and/or Arabic)
-Experience in preparing grant applications
-Experience in web design
The Thomas-Institute welcomes applications from scholars from all
around the world, provided the applicants are willing to relocate to
Cologne for the duration of the project. The Thomas-Institute is a
family-friendly, equal opportunity employer and allows for flexible
working hours and a measure of telework.
The position is advertised for 30 hours per week (75% of standard
working time) and salary according to TVL-13. The contract will cover
a time frame of 36 months; a possible further employment will be
depending on future successful grant applications.
Please submit your application (CV, list of publications and/or work
samples, links to online projects, certification of degrees earned,
references) as one PDF (5 MB maximum) along with a separate cover
letter of one page that briefly outlines your experience and
qualifications by email to:
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by September 20th, 2015.
Should you have questions about the position, please contact Andreas
Berger via E-Mail or Telephone (0049 221 470 2391).
Interviews can be conducted via Skype. Should you prefer this, please
indicate so in your cover letter.
We are looking forward to your application!
Andreas Berger, M.A.
Universität zu Köln / University of Cologne
50 923 Köln / Cologne, Germany
Tel. +49 - (0)221 - 470 2391