4.0733 Jobs: History and Computing (1/77)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 21 Nov 90 23:02:10 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0733. Wednesday, 21 Nov 1990.
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 90 11:36:16 GMT
From: Donald A Spaeth 041 339-8855 x6336 <GKHA13@CMS.GLASGOW.AC.UK>
Subject: Job Opening
University of Glasgow
CTI Centre for History and Computing (CTICH)
The CTI Centre for History and Computing requires a research
officer with interests in archaeology and/or art history.
The Centre is one of 21 subject centres established in 1989 by
the Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils under
its Computers in Teaching Initiative. The Centre's remit is to
promote and encourage the use of computers in history and
economic history, primarily in university teaching. The Board
has recently extended the Centre's subject coverage, adding
archaeology, art history, church history and ancient history.
The Centre for History and Computing strives to raise academics'
awareness of the potential of computers for teaching and
research, and serves as a clearinghouse for information. It
publishes a twice-annual newsletter, Craft, and a software
guide, and maintains a computer-based 'bulletin-board', History
News, which is accessible throughout the United Kingdom via the
Joint Academic Network (JANET). The Centre also evaluates
software, advises lecturers, visits interested university
departments around the UK, and participates in conferences and
The new Research Officer will assist in all aspects of the
Centre's work in all subjects but will be expected to take a
special interest in the computing needs of archaeologists and
art historians. The Officer will also take special
responsibility for managing the bulletin board. It is hoped
that the Officer will be familiar with image handling in order
to complement the Centre's current expertise in database
management; such familiarity is not however a prerequisite for
The Research Officer will work with the Centre Director, Dr.
Richard Trainor, the Research Officer (History) and Centre
Manager, Dr. Donald Spaeth as well as with the Glasgow
historians, archaeologists and art historians who use computers
in their teaching. The Research Officer will also be
responsible to a management committee. S/he will be able to
draw on the Centre's secretarial assistance.
The Centre for History and Computing is associated with
Glasgow's DISH Project, which was established in 1985 as part of
the first phase of the Computers in Teaching Initiative to
develop software and teaching methods in history. CTICH is
affiliated to the Departments of Economic, Modern and Scottish
History and the University Archives. Under its expanded remit,
CTICH will be receiving input from Glasgow's departments of
Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, and Theology & Church
The Research Officer will be a graduate in archaeology or art
history, with experience in computer-based applications in
either of these subjects, including one or more of the
following: image handling (such as videodiscs and CAD),
databases, hypertext, statistics and word-processing. Ideally
the Officer should also have some research experience. The
Officer need not have programming skills, as the Centre does not
engage in significant software development.
Appointment will be on Research Scale 1A within the range
#11399-14038, with placement according to age, qualifications
and experience, until 31 July 1992, with possible reappointment.
Secondment may be possible. The successful candidate will be
expected to take up the post as soon as possible.
Applications (including a full c.v. and the names of 2 referees)
should be submitted by 7 December 1990 to Dr R H Trainor, CTICH,
2 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
(041-339-8855, ext. 4662/6336/4942). It is expected that
interviews for this position will be held on Monday 17 December