With apologies for cross-posting, please see the job advertisement  
below for a humanities computing position at Washington University in  
Saint Louis.

To apply, go to & search for position  
number ("requisition number") 080451. For questions, please don't  
hesitate to contact me at

	Perry Trolard
	Assistant Director, Humanities Digital Workshop
	ptrolard at artsci dot wustl dot edu
	(314) 935-8806


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,, 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  
Information Systems.

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  
web publishing and interface systems (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP,  
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.

Minimum Qualifications

* 	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  
descriptive markup.
*	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.

Preferred Qualifications

*	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.