Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (2010-11)

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[Note: This position is now closed]

The Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory  (ETCL <http://etcl.uvic.ca/>) at the University of Victoria has an exciting postdoctoral opportunity for a candidate with a background in early modern literary and textual studies, expertise in computing, and an interest in the digital humanities field.

The postdoctoral fellow will be key in the development of a professional reading environment designed to respond to the needs of those working with early modern books and manuscripts. Source material for this work will be derived from our work on the Devonshire Manuscript (BL Add MS 17,492) and our ongoing work with professional reading environments in number of related projects.

The successful candidate will have skills and aptitudes in early modern research, textual studies, and scholarly editing in a digital humanities context, including training or demonstrated experience working with TEI XML and digital editions. Organizational skills are essential. Interest and aptitude in research planning and management would be an asset. The ability to work in concert with our existing team is a critical requirement.

Examples of technologies employed in related ETCL projects are as follows: TEI P5; XML, XSLT, XSL and XHTML encoding; XQuery; eXist XML databases; JavaScript; Ruby on Rails; PHP; CSS; and web-based SQL database projects using PostgresSQL and mySQL. Experience in some or all of these areas would be an asset, but is not a requirement, though aptitude with digital tools is required.

Our current team members pride themselves on a passionate interest in both the humanities and their computation engagement. Our ideal candidate is someone with similar passions who can introduce the team to new ideas and provide new perspectives on existing digital humanities issues.

Salary for this position is competitive in the Canadian context, and is governed in part by SSHRC practices; combined with an optional supplement for teaching, the annual salary for this position is expected to be approximately $52,000.

Applications, comprising a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees, may be sent electronically to <etcl.apply@gmail.com>. Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled; the position can begin as early as January 2010.

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