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The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne  
(Germany) is offering a position for a

Digital Humanist / Software Developer
(3 years, TV-L 13, full-time with part-time option, starting 1 January 2015)

Tasks
Collaboration on different projects; among others an international  
EU-funded project aiming at providing access to archival material for  
academics and the public:
- implementation of open-source Web 2.0 features and tools
- usability of technical tools in the environment of digital archival material
- crowdsourcing tools for indexing and transcription on the basis of a  
web-based XML WYSIWYM
- gamification features
- development / enhancement / implementation of tools for image  
cropping, text image linking, image annotation (supported by tagging  
taxonomies, vocabularies and folksonomies)
- information enrichment (e.g. named entities) with authority files,

Required skills
- x-technologies (XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML-DB)
- web technologies (including deeper understanding of JavaScript)
- software development experience
- experience in distributed collaboration using git and issue tracking  
software
- dissemination & communication skills

Desirable skills
- additional programming languages (e.g. Java/C++, Ruby, Python, PHP)
- data and metadata standards in the Digital Humanities (CEI/TEI, EAD)
- digitization of cultural heritage objects (artifacts / images / texts)
- understanding humanities concepts and finding ways to realize them  
as technical solutions

A working knowledge / understanding of German should be acquired  
within 1 year.

Application Deadline: 17 November 2014

Applications should include a brief cover letter and a CV and may  
include links to projects. Applications must be sent electronically to  
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For further information or in case of queries contact Dr. Patrick  
Sahle at [log in to unmask]

http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de/node/565
Please circulate widely!

-- 
Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 - (0)221 - 470 - 4056
Email: [log in to unmask]

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