The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities and Department of Computer Science at the University of Leipzig is looking for candidates for two possible collaborating research groups, one focused on reinventing scholarly communication for Greek and Latin, as a case study for historical languages in general, with the other helping the University Library develop methods to manage and visualize billion of words and associated annotations of many kinds. Details of the funding are being finalized but positions will ideally start in May 2013 and with an initial one year contract that could be extended to a second year that could include one semester residence at a US university.
Candidates must have received their most recent degree no sooner than January 4, 2011. Current degree candidates may also be considered. We are building a team includes varied backgrounds, with team members having expertise in Greek and Latin, in software analysis and development, and in working with metadata models that are relatively well established (TEI XML, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, CIDOC CRM) and that are just beginning to be exploited (e.g., the full potential of the Europeana Data Model). Project members should be prepared to participate in all forms of intellectual life, including research, both within the humanities and the information sciences, and software development, supervising student researchers, delivering presentations before specialist and general audiences, writing, and participation in teaching activities.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, briefly describing how they could contribute to one of these teams, a CV, and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.