please note the job offer at the ACDH-ÖAW:
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH-OeAW), a research
department of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria’s leading
non-university research facility), is offering a
Senior Researcher Position (F/M/O) (full time, 40h/week)
in *Digital Prosopography*, temporary until 31.12.2020.
This position will be at the centre of a new research focus that we are
currently establishing at the ACDH-OeAW, on digital prosopography. The
role includes use of prosopographical resources built at the Austrian
Academy of Sciences, and contributions to an infrastructure for
prosopographical research. Digital prosopography ranges from classical
ancient history to modern collective biography, from information
extraction in modern news texts to visualisations of complex
prosopographical data sets. A particular focus of the work in digital
prosopography at ACDH-OeAW lies in contributing to the reusable tool set.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate independent
research projects and apply for external funding where feasible; to
advise colleagues both within and outside the ACDH-OeAW about available
prosopographical tools and resources, and to present his or her work
internationally at conferences and in scientific journals.
Requirements for the position include:
- at least four years experience in digital humanities research
- good knowledge of one or more programming languages
- good knowledge of one or more research domains within the humanities
- ability to conceive and execute projects independently
- good communication skills German and/or English (fluent in spoken and
A doctoral degree, either in computer science / informatics or in a
relevant field of the humanities is an advantage.
We offer full time employment (40 hours per week) for an annual gross
salary of €42.551,60 (= grade IV/2 according to the collective agreement
of the Austrian Academy of Sciences).
The employment runs until December 31, 2020 in the first instance with
the possibility of an extension.
Applicants are invited to send their application documents including
- a letter of motivation
- an academic CV and list of publications
- as well as a two-page proposal for a research project to be carried
out at the ACDH-OeAW
via e-mail to Georg Vogeler at [log in to unmask] no later than
January 31, 2019
Chair for Digital Humanities
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, University of Graz
Academic director of ACDH
Austrian Academy of Sciences