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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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