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DHLab at KNAW Humanities Cluster looking for a new colleague to co-develop and evaluate language and semantic web technology related to smell in the context of the H2020 Odeuropa project. The Odeuropa project is an interdisciplinary project funded by the European Union in which historians, museologists, and digital humanities researchers work together on tracing smells through time. Besides this, DHLab provides you with the opportunity to advance your own research line, which ideally intersects with research themes already present at KNAW HuC. Supervision of graduate students is an option.

Requirements

  • A PhD and an outstanding track record in the area of language technology and/or semantic web applied to humanities or a related application area (e.g. cultural heritage, social science);
  • Demonstrable affinity and experience at a methodological level with innovative digital and computational methods and techniques;
  • Demonstrable ability to build bridges between computational research and the humanities, including working together with colleagues from different disciplines;
  • Ability to cooperate in a stimulating and creative manner with other researchers.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably also Dutch;
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills;
  • Experience with cultural heritage data and Python is a plus.

Deadline 25 October

For more information and how to apply: Postdoctoral fellow language technology & semantic web - Humanities Cluster KNAW - Amsterdam — AcademicTransfer

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The Department of Language and Information Sciences in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) invites applications for a position of

junior lecturer in digital humanities
(premier·ère assistant·e en humanités numériques)

with a focus on history and theory of DH.

This is an 80% postdoctoral position for a maximum of 5 years, starting February 1, 2022.

The application deadline is November 1, 2021.

For the offical job posting (in French) and application link, please see:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=universitdP&career_job_req_id=18356&career_ns=job_listing&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH

Thank you for forwarding the message to potentially interested colleagues active in this field.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS), Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Computer Science (DIKU), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invite applications for a joint 3-year postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing and Digital Literary Studies available by January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. More information is available in the official announcement: Postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing and Digital Literary Studies

The posts are generally in the field of Digital Humanities, with employment at the Faculty of Philology.

The full professor (tenure with the first 5 year financed from a project: yearly full-time salary 150k-200k PLN gross; negotiable teaching load) also gets 400k PLN grant and additionally can hire 2 postdocs.

The assistant professors (2,5 years; full-time salary 75k-100k PLN gross) get additional research money 50k PLN. One is a research-only position, the other has a negotiable teaching load.

The 3 positions are concurrent, so you can bring the whole team! :slight_smile:

Application submission deadline: 15 November 2021

Details:

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Hello,

My name is Marie Bizais-Lillig. I work on a large body of medieval Chinese texts. I edit these texts in XML-TEI format. I have also used Blast-based scripts to identify cases of text reuse. I am not very satisfied with the results. The project that I lead, which is entitled CHI-KNOW-PO, is funded by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Strasbourg (USIAS, France).

The CHI-KNOW-PO project aims to develop tools to identify cases of text reuse and thematic cooccurrences in a more efficient way. The team will be composed of two research assistants, one postdoctoral researcher and myself.

This message is meant to publicize the job offer related to the postdoctoral position.

I am looking for someone with experience in programming system design for text processing analysis using Python, preferably trained in NLP. This person does not need to speak either French nor Chinese although some understanding of the Chinese script system will be useful (I can offer an introduction to it very easily). Excellent command of both spoken and written English is mandatory.

The position is full time for a duration of up to two years. Part of the work can be carried from a distant work place. However, it will necessitate on site meeting (either in Paris or in Strasbourg) once every two or three weeks (unless the pandemic situation forbids it).

The job will consist in contributing to setting up the textual digital database, developing tools to run computer assisted analysis of the database, and disseminating the results of both the CHI-KNOW-PO project in the field of Digital Humanities and the postdoc in his/her own field of expertise.

The selected candidate will be offered an annual gross salary of 33,000 € (net salary a little above 2,100€ per month), along with staff benefits in the University of Strasbourg (full social benefits, ongoing training opportunities, access to multiple services and facilities) and funding for conferences, research visits and scientific publications.

Don’t hesitate to apply (by sending a letter of application and a CV first at: bizais@unistra.fr). Interviews will be held online!

I hope to hear from some of you soon. The position will be open until filled.

Marie Bizais-Lillig
Associate Professor of Chinese Ancient Textual Traditions
USIAS Fellow
University of Strasbourg (France)
bizais@unistra.fr

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The Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology of the University of Liverpool is advertising a 2-year postdoctoral position in Digital Humanities (with the possibility of a further 3 years) in the context of the Human Remains project.

The Team environment is very supportive! Speaking from experience, well-being and career development goals are top priorities :slightly_smiling_face:

More information is available in the official announcement: Job Specification

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Ruth Nugent (project PI): Ruth.Nugent@liverpool.ac.uk

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The Department of Language and Information Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne is looking for a

PhD candidate (SNSF) in digital humanities

Job information

  • Expected start date: February 1st, 2022
  • Contract length: 1 year, renewable for 3 years, total maximum of 4 years
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny

Application deadline: November 15, 2021

Your responsibilities

In the context of the SNSF project Towards Computational Historiographical Modeling: Corpora and Concepts (PI: Michael Piotrowski) we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in digital humanities. The project is in line with a research program that aims to develop epistemological and methodological foundations for digital humanities.

The focus of your work will be on the investigation of corpora as models and the elaboration of a doctoral thesis in the field of the project. Research questions include: How do corpora model and produce phenomena? What are commonalities and differences between different types of corpora? How can corpora-as-models be formally described in order to take their properties into account for research that makes use of them? While these are general issues in digital humanities, the project will examine them in the context of historical research in particular.

85% of the activity rate is dedicated to the preparation of the thesis linked to the project and 15% dedicated to supporting research activities linked to the project.

Your qualifications

  • MA in digital humanities, a historical discipline, philosophy of science, or equivalent (master in hand at the start of the position).
  • Marked interest in epistemological questions and methodology, historiography, and theory of history.
  • Interest in digital humanities, computational modeling, and interdisciplinary research.
  • Willingness to write a thesis in these areas.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently; willing to collaborate in a diverse and multilingual environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English. French language skills are not required, but a working knowledge of French would be useful (the work environment is French-speaking); knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Offical job posting

For the official job posting and the application link, please go to

https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=universitdP&career_job_req_id=18462&career_ns=job_listing&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH

Only applications submitted via this site will be considered.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski michael.piotrowski@unil.ch

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The Department of Language and Information Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne is looking for an

SNSF senior researcher (postdoc) in digital humanities

Job information

  • Expected start date: February 1st, 2022
  • Contract length: 4 years, not renewable
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny

Application deadline: November 15, 2021

Your responsibilities

In the context of the SNSF project Towards Computational Historiographical Modeling: Corpora and Concepts (PI: Michael Piotrowski) we are looking for a highly motivated postdoc in digital humanities. The project is in line with a research program that aims to develop epistemological and methodological foundations for digital humanities.

The focus of your work will be on the investigation of concepts as models: How do they function and how are they used? Are there structural similarities that would allow us to create a metamodel for formalizing concepts? While these are general issues in digital humanities, the project will examine them in the context of historical research in particular. You will work together with the PI and a PhD candidate and contribute to the project as a whole.

Your qualifications

  • PhD in digital humanities, a historical discipline, philosophy of science, or equivalent (PhD in hand at the start of the position).
  • Marked interest in epistemological questions and methodology, historiography, and theory of history.
  • Interest in digital humanities, computational modeling, and interdisciplinary research.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently; willing to collaborate in a diverse and multilingual environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English. French language skills are not required, but a working knowledge of French would be useful (the work environment is French-speaking); knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Offical job posting

For the official job posting and the application link, please go to

https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?company=universitdP&career_job_req_id=18443&career_ns=job_listing&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH

Only applications submitted via this site will be considered.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski michael.piotrowski@unil.ch

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In the context of the ERC ADG project “From Digital to Distant Diplomatics” (https://www.didip.eu), the Institute Centre for Information Modelling- Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities is looking for a

PostDoc project assistant (m/f/d) computational linguistics with historical texts

40 hours a week, expected employment until 31.12.2026, position to be filled as of 01.01.2022

Your duties

  • Development and application of computational linguistic methods (natural language processing) to historical text corpora within the framework of the ERC research project "From Digital to Distant Diplomatics”
  • Collaboration on the further development and the institutional research data repository "GAMS”
  • Supervision and advising of Master’s students and doctoral students in the field of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
  • Advising colleagues at the Centre and participating in international and national working groups in the field of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
  • Independent research and publication activity in the field of computational linguistic methods within the context of the ERC research project “From Digital to Distant Diplomatics”.

Your Profile

  • Doctorate in historical linguistics (with application of digital methods) or in computational linguistics (with focus on historical texts)
  • Experiences in information extraction
  • Experiences in processing of Latin texts (desirable)
  • Experiences in processing historical German varieties, historical French, Spanish or Czech (desirable)
  • Language skills: German (good), English (very good), Latin (good)
  • Experience with project work in an interdisciplinary team (desirable)
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake independent further training in the field of system development

Our Offer

Classification

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum Salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 3.945,90 gross/month (for full-time employment). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application deadline: 05.01.2022

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In the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project “From Digital to Distant Diplomatics”,the Centre for Information Modelling -Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz is looking for an

IT Application Developer (m/f/d)

40 hours/week - limited until 31.12.2026 - to be filled from: 01.01.2022

Your tasks:

Development and administration of a repository based on the existing infrastructure at the institute (technologies: CEPH-Cluster, FEDORA-Commons, APIXPipelines,Kubernetes-/Docker-Environent, Apache-Webserver,Tomcat Server, IIIF Server, Apache Cocoon)

Design, development, programming and testing of cross-platform IT applications in distributed architectures (RESTful API-based applications, distributed authentication) for interaction with existing and to-be-developed web services (e.g. in the context of the European research infrastructures DARIAH and CLARIN)

Design, development, programming and testing of web applications based on X-technologies (XSLT, HTML), CSS and JavaScript using frameworks such as Bootstrap and React for dynamic design of interactions with project data (file upload, data entry, web-based editors)

Administration of a machine learning server (technologies: NVIDIA-Cuda, Ubuntu, Python, Keras,Tensorflow)

Your profile

Degree in computer science or related subjects, e.g. digital humanities (desirable)

Mastery of a higher programming language (preferably Python or Java)

Experience in system administration (Linux based servers, webstack or distributed systems)·

Sound knowledge of Docker/Kubernetes or cloud computing (desirable)

Sound knowledge of X technologies: TEI, XML technologies (XSLT, XPath) and relevantXML-based frameworks (desirable)

Good English language skills

Teamwork and communication skills

Willingness to undertake independent further training in the subject area of the position

Our offer

Classification:

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): IIIb

Salary scheme of the VBG (in case of a transfer within the university): v2/3

Minimum salary:

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2.456,80 brutto/month (basis full-time employment). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a varied and responsible job. You can expect flexible working hours and numerous opportunities for further training and development. Take advantage of this opportunity to join a challenging work environment characterised by team spirit and job satisfaction.

End of the application period: 29.12.2021

Further information at https://unigraz-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/georg_vogeler_uni-graz_at/ES5d6sOCuPpFmerU58GoryYB9boniegdl7FMxvzwxqlKNw?e=vB0Trv

Applications via Universität Graz

Assistant Professor (UD) in computational linguistics (1.0 FTE) | University of Groningen (NL)

Job description

We are looking for a computational linguist with expertise in Natural Language Processing research and applications, and their impact on society. You will prepare and teach courses in the context of the Information Science programmes (BSc and MSc) at the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Erasmus Mundus Research Master in Language and Communication Technologies. These include courses on introducing NLP concepts and applications via project-based work, on state-of-the-art developments in the field, as well as the supervision of Bachelor and Master theses. Expertise areas such as the analysis of linguistic aspects in language technologies and the impact of computational linguistics research on society are particularly welcome, and we expect experience with neural networks, machine learning, and more broadly language-based artificial intelligence. The group is currently open to a variety of areas of expertise, and you will be expected to develop your own line of research. The new assistant professor will be working as part of the Centre for Language and Cognition of the University of Groningen (CLCG), which is the institutional home of all the linguistic research carried out within the Faculty of Arts. The Computational Linguistics group of CLCG provides a vibrant working atmosphere with state-of-the-art research in all major areas of Natural Language Processing.

Qualifications

In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude:

• you have a PhD in one of Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Language Technology, Artificial Intelligence or related area
• you are keen on conducting high quality research, actively engaging with the national and international research network, seeking external funds, and participating in the group’s activities
• you have teaching experience and expected to acquire relevant teaching qualifications (such as BKO-Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, Basic Education qualification) within one year.
• you like to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team producing high quality output
• you have the ability to communicate, teach, and perform research in English (CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking)

*Having started to learn Dutch is mandatory for obtaining tenure.

Organisation

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a team of hardworking and diverse groups of 700 staff members.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,807 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,922 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
• participation in a pension scheme for employees.

The position entails a contract combining 60% teaching tasks with 40% research-time. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

The faculty will facilitate you with obtaining the requested qualifications for teaching and the Dutch language within two years.

The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 18 months with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive ‘Results and Development’ assessment. Having started to learn Dutch is a criteria for a permanent position.

The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/(…)k-with-us/new-staff/

Starting date: The appointment will start as soon as possible, but at the latest at 1 August 2022

Application

You may apply for this position until 30 January 11:59pm / before 31 January 2022 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

You can fill in the form and upload three PDF files (in English):

  1. a letter of motivation
  2. a CV with your education and work experience, evidence of your involvement in the international research community, evidence of teaching experience, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two referees
  3. a two-page (max) description of research and teaching plans and ideas, including a list of 5 most relevant publications. You can upload this under ”extra document” on the website.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will take place in Feb/March 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), Sollicitatiecode | NVP and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, Code of Conduct for Recruitment | EURAXESS

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Apply here.

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Senior Research Software Engineer at the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University

Do you want to advance humanistic research through software? Are you a humanities researcher who loves to write code to solve problems? Are you a software engineer who wants to move more slowly and tackle research questions? If so, consider applying to join the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton as our new Senior Research Software Engineer (RSE).

As Senior RSE, you will be an integral member of CDH’s work to design and implement high-quality, sustainable software to further innovative research in the humanities and the data-driven or computational sciences. You will work closely with CDH Lead Developer and other research software team members, and will collaborate with faculty, student, and campus partners to help translate research priorities into software needs, including analyzing data, implementing models or simulations, and developing software modules or tools. You will consult with Princeton scholars individually or in small groups to discuss their research and recommend appropriate approaches and solutions. You’ll have the opportunity for technical leadership on collaborations that align with your expertise, and contribute to research articles, presentations, and course modules.

If you have a strong background in programming, academic research, and an interest in the humanities you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact, and will be poised to expand your expertise into new domains. We are looking for someone with demonstrated expertise in at least one technical approach or methodology relevant to humanities research, but we are flexible on the specifics. The interests and experience you bring to CDH will benefit existing projects, and will help recruit new partners for future collaborations.

This position reports to the CDH Lead Developer and qualifies for 20% R&D time. It is a full time, full benefits, onsite position.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Advanced Digital Humanities software engineering
    • Build, test, debug, and document research software.
    • Contribute to maintenance and updates for existing research software as needed
    • Analyze, transform, migrate, and process data and metadata
    • Participate in code review and contribute to team best practices
  • Project management, planning, technical leadership
    • Translate research goals into software deliverables; analyze requirements, design software, information architecture
    • Estimate effort required and time to completion
    • When serving as Technical Lead, determine approach and tooling; set standards within the project; review and manage all code contributions to the project
  • Participate in CDH curricular initiatives
    • Teaching or co-teaching workshops to share technical expertise
    • Develop teaching modules based on DH research projects or approaches
    • Advise on integrating technical or data-driven work into courses
  • Outreach and service
    • Publish essays and give presentations to promote the work of CDH on the Princeton campus and to the broader DH community
    • Participate on campus working groups and committees as appropriate to technical and domain expertise
  • Serve as a methodological and technical expert to the University community through consultations.
    • Advise students and faculty on best practices and solutions for DH research; help to scope work and suggest technologies for data-driven research
  • Participate in departmental meetings, colloquia, working groups, etc.
    • Attend and contribute to monthly staff meetings, reporting on research work
    • Actively participate in colloquia and working groups, including reading and discussing research articles, sharing and critiquing research projects, etc.
  • R&D
    • Work on a personal research and development projects that push the boundaries of digital humanities development.

Essential qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Graduate-level research (MA or PhD) in a Humanities or related discipline preferred.
  • Experience with humanities research and ability to communicate with humanities researchers, computer scientists, and data scientists.
  • Minimum five years experience, with similar responsibilities, working in a similar environment that includes complex software systems, object-oriented programming, web based applications and services, and distributed architecture.
  • Strong programming skills, particularly in one or more languages typically used for computational humanities research and data analysis (Python preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience with development best practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise with at least one skill set or methodology relevant to computational and data-driven humanities research, such as text analysis, natural language processing, or machine learning
  • Demonstrated experience with data modeling and data structures (relational databases, XML, RDF, etc) in order to recommend and develop appropriate data structures for projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate technical information effectively to collaborators with a range of technical proficiency.
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative software development environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to manage projects and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to learn and apply new systems and technologies.

Apply via the Princeton University Careers website.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

There are two PhD positions at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (University of Amsterdam). Please contact me if you or one of your students is interested in doing a PhD on a topic related to digital history, or that relies on digital history methodologies. I’ve pasted the vacancy below as well as a link.

Closing date: 14 April 2022

The Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH) invites applications for two PhD positions at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2022. ASH represents and fosters the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day. It brings together more than 200 academics who participate in ca. 20 research groups.

ASH is one of the six Research Schools/Institutes within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. Each research school/institute covers an important research area within the faculty and has its own research programme, and is also the home base for PhD candidates, who interact with each other and with senior members in the research groups that make up the research school.

What are you going to do

You will execute your doctoral research on the basis of your own proposal, within a research area of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies, under the supervision of at least two experienced researchers.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • submission of a PhD thesis within the period of appointment;
  • presenting intermediate research results at workshops and conferences;
  • participation in the Research School and Faculty of Humanities PhD training programmes;
  • possible teaching deployment at BA-level in the 2nd and 3rd year of the appointment, for a maximum of 0,2 FTE per year.

What do we require

You are a talented researcher, are motivated to embark on a four-year project, are able to work independently while guided by your supervisors, and have the communication skills to present your research clearly in papers, talks, and the final dissertation.

Requirements:

  • a completed Master’s degree in a field relevant to the proposed PhD project and the research areas of ASH, e.g. Art History, Classics, History, (historical) Literary Studies, (the history of) Philosophy Religious Studies. You may apply if you have not yet completed your Master’s degree, but only if you provide a signed letter from your supervisor stating that you will graduate before 1 September 2022;
  • excellent research skills demonstrated by an outstanding Master’s thesis and/or a track record of academic publications;
  • excellent command of English.

Please note that if you already hold a doctorate/PhD or are working towards obtaining a similar degree elsewhere, you will not be admitted to a doctoral programme at the UvA.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for the period of 48 months. The first contract will be for 16 months, with an extension for the following 32 months, contingent on a positive performance evaluation within the first 12 months. The employment contract is for 38 hours a week. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2022.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges from €2,443 up to a maximum of €3,122. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Questions

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 14 April 2022.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):

  1. A research proposal of 800-1000 words, showing how you would approach the project:
  • An outline of central issue/problem/question (why)
  • Object(s) of research (what)
  • Methodology (how)
  • How your research fits the programme of ASH (e.g. specific research groups or centres within ASH, which are listed here
  1. A full academic CV, listing at least:
  • Full address and contact details
  • Previous education
  • Professional information (previous university (or relevant) employment)
  • Conference presentations and publications, if applicable
  • Grants/honours
  • Language proficiency
  1. Motivation for doing PhD research (no more than 200 words).
  2. A list of grades (transcript) obtained for your Master (or equivalent) programme; at this stage a certified document is not yet necessary.
  3. The name of a potential supervisor for your PhD project who is a staff member of ASH (see the list). You must contact the person whom you have listed as your prospective supervisor to discuss your plans before applying, and he or she must confirm via email to ash-fgw@uva.nl their willingness to take on the supervision before you send in your application.
  4. The name and contact details of one or two academic referees.
  5. A writing sample, such as a paper or a chapter of a master’s thesis, of up to 10000 words maximum.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

Applicants will be informed whether they are invited for an interview by early May 2022. The interviews will be held in the course of May.

Open Position for Text Analysis Instructor
We’re hiring a new text analysis instructor to help us grow our open educational resources and teach classes with Constellate. Salary $65-75k, remote work possible, and very generous benefits. This is such a fantastic team and organization. I can’t say enough good things. https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ITH1000ITHAK/JobBoard/5fe90ad4-9e26-490b-9c45-6c9669d4dcd[…]Detail?opportunityId=d2f815f8-cf53-42e5-a17c-fe67e234849e

****** Closing date for applications: May 4th! ******

We are looking for a 2-year postdoc in identification and analysis of lexical semantic change using computational models applied to diachronic corpora.

Our languages change over time. As a consequence, words may look the same, but have different meanings at different points in time, a phenomenon called lexical semantic change (LSC). To facilitate interpretation, search, and analysis of old texts, we build computational methods for automatic detection and characterization of LSC from large amounts of text. Our outputs will be used by the lexicographic R&D unit that compiles the Swedish Academy dictionaries, as well as by researchers from the humanities and social sciences that include textual analysis as a central methodological component.

We are looking for a researcher with an excellent scientific track record and a phd in a relevant area (for example, language technology/natural language processing, computer science, complex systems, mathematics, linguistics with experience in computational methods, or informational sciences).

The Change is Key! program and the[ Towards Computational Lexical Semantic Change Detection] research project offer a vibrant, international research environment for this exciting and rapidly growing cutting-edge research field in NLP. There is a unique opportunity to contribute to the field of LSC, but also to humanities and social sciences through our active collaboration with international researchers in historical linguistics, analytical sociology, gender studies, conceptual history, and literary studies.

Come join us!

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, Multilinguality, language technology, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-08-01 or by agreement

Further details can be found here:
https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I005/1035/job?site=7&lang=UK&validator=9b89bead79bb7258ad55c8d75228e5b7&job_id=24223

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