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Humanist Archives: Oct. 8, 2021, 6:46 a.m. Humanist 35.288 - asst professorship (Arizona); lectureship (Edinburgh)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 288.
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    [1]    From: Zack Lischer-Katz <>
           Subject: Assistant Professor, Digital Curation and Preservation (Tenure Track), UArizona, iSchool (116)

    [2]    From: TERRAS Melissa <>
           Subject: Job: Chancellor's Fellow in Text and Data Mining, Edinburgh (213)

        Date: 2021-10-07 15:35:31+00:00
        From: Zack Lischer-Katz <>
        Subject: Assistant Professor, Digital Curation and Preservation (Tenure Track), UArizona, iSchool

Dear colleagues,

Come work with us in sunny Tucson, Arizona! Please share this TT
position in digital curation at the University of Arizona's iSchool.

Assistant Professor, Digital Curation and Preservation (Tenure Track)
School of Information (iSchool)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Follow this link for a complete position description and to submit
your application:


The School of Information at the University of Arizona seeks a
tenure-track Assistant Professor with a record of research in digital
curation and preservation to begin in mid-August, 2022. We are
especially interested in candidates who are well-versed in both
quantitative and qualitative methodologies, those with interest in
academic leadership roles (e.g., program supervision, student
advising), and/or those who bring a record of working on
interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary funded grant teams.

This position will include teaching responsibilities at both
undergraduate and graduate levels and across online and face to face
formats. The successful applicant will have ideally developed a strong
track record of excellence in teaching and academic citizenry.


Curation and management of scientific and research data
Digital preservation infrastructures, systems, or tools
Digital archives
Archives, access, and preservation with historically marginalized
Impact of digitization and digital access
Access systems, aggregation, and linked open data
Computational techniques in analyzing archival collections


Ph.D. in information sciences or related area (applicants in the
process of completing their Ph.D. may apply but the degree must be
awarded on/by position start date)
Evidence of ability to develop a record of research productivity
Evidence of ability to instruct students at the graduate and/or
undergraduate level
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from
a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is


Experience in academic leadership roles (e.g., program supervision,
student advising, administrative duties within an academic unit) is
Experience in teaching classes related to quantitative methods,
qualitative methods, organization of information, digital curation,
digital archives, digital preservation, and/or database development
and management.
Experience with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary funded grant teams.


The School of Information is an academic unit and a professional
school in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the
University of Arizona, the state’s only public land grant university.

The School of Information aims to inspire interdisciplinary
understanding, diverse interpretation, creation, and use of the
emerging knowledge and information environments of the 21st century
through innovative instruction and state-of-the-art technology. The
School is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information,
broadly conceived, and is focused on preparing students for living,
thinking, and working in the digital age. The School of Information
offers nine degree programs and a series of graduate certificates in
archival studies and digital curation, among others. The School has
highly ranked on-campus and online degree programs, with a normal
teaching load of two graduate courses per semester for tenure
track/tenured faculty.

For more information about the School of Information programs and
degrees, please visit:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance
plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and
holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified
family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA
recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative
work-life programs. For more information about working at the
University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Apply Here:

Please upload the following documents within your application:

Curriculum Vitae
Single-page Cover Letter
In the first Additional Document slot: a Statement of Teaching
Philosophy which should address the role of diversity and inclusion in
your teaching as well as explain how you engage underrepresented
In the second Additional Document slot: Reference Contact List with a
minimum of three professional references and their contact

Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the
position is filled.

        Date: 2021-10-07 15:26:50+00:00
        From: TERRAS Melissa <>
        Subject: Job: Chancellor's Fellow in Text and Data Mining, Edinburgh

Dear Colleagues,

We're very pleased to be hiring a tenure track post at Lecturer or Senior
Lecturer equivalent in text and data mining in History, Classics and Archaeology
at the University of Edinburgh, working with the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
International applications are welcomed. See more here:

Please do share this opportunity with anyone who you think may be interested.

Best wishes,


Job Description

UE08 £42,149 - £50,296

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science/School of History, Classics and
Archaeology and Edinburgh Future Institutes/ Archaeology

Full time, 35 hours per week

5 year tenure track contract


5 year tenure track
Grade 8 appointments. Exceptionally, an appointment at Grade 9 might be made.

Applications are sought for a Chancellor’s Fellowship in Text and Data Mining.
This will be a joint appointment in the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, and will make a major contribution
to the University’s Data Driven Innovation programme, in the areas of research,
teaching and impact.


The Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) is a global centre for multi-disciplinary,
challenge-based Data Driven Innovation (DDI) research, teaching and engagement.
Its distinctiveness stems from an approach which combines multi-disciplinarity
with co-production – working with industry, governments and communities (at home
and abroad) to build a portfolio of activity that has demonstrable ethical,
social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts. This approach recognises
that almost all of the biggest challenges facing societies globally, such as
climate volatility, political discontent, economic upheaval and technological
change are complex and multi-level in orientation. EFI seeks to address these
challenges with insight and innovation developed from bringing the arts,
humanities and the social sciences together with data science, engineering, the
natural sciences and medicine.

EFI  has responsibility for delivering six major programmes linked to the
Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal: a multi-million pound
investment by the UK and Scottish Government, aiming to attract inward
investment, support skills development and entrepreneurship, with the aim of
securing economic prosperity for all. The focus of EFI’s programmes are:
creative industries; tourism and festivals; financial services (including
fintech); public services; the ethics of data and artificial intelligence; and
future infrastructure.

The Institute is appointing a cohort of Chancellor’s Fellows over 2020/21 and
2021/22 to help drive research and innovation and support the development and
delivery of its portfolio of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. To
support cross-University collaboration, each of these posts will be located in
one of the University’s 21 Schools.

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is part of the College of the
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It is co-located in a completely
refurbished 'A' listed building designed by the distinguished Scottish
architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the nineteenth century, with state of
the art facilities for staff and students. The School combines the expertise of
the departments of History, Classics and Archaeology along with the Centre for
the Study of Modern and Contemporary History, the Edinburgh Centre for Global
History and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Though each department has its own areas of special concern, there are many
activities and interests in common and important synergies between disciplines.
There is a full programme of seminars and conferences, and close links are also
maintained with subjects in other Schools.

We are one of the largest, most distinguished and most highly ranked centres for
the study of the human past in Europe, with over 140 teaching, research and
administrative staff. Teaching is provided to around 1500 undergraduate and over
300 postgraduate students drawn from some 40 countries. Around 600 of our
students are from outside the UK, reflecting the School's high international

The Opportunity

To support the next generation of academic research and innovation leaders in
interdisciplinary thinking and data sciences and drive the outcomes of the City
Deal, EFI appointed 5 new Chancellor’s Fellows in Data Driven Innovation in
2018.  To complement this, a further 5 Chancellor’s Fellows are to be recruited
in strategic themes for EFI in 2020/21 and 2021/22. These prestigious awards are
aimed at early career individuals of the highest potential and attainment who
have begun to establish a reputation for the outstanding research at the
forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching
at university level.  Candidates already holding an externally-funded Fellowship
are welcome to transfer this to Edinburgh if the sponsor permits.  International
candidates are welcome and will be supported through the process of visa
application if required.

The present post, held jointly between the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, will focus on  data mining in
relation to history and archaeology, expanding the thematic area within HCA and
providing doctoral supervision within the School, teaching and supervising on
EFI Masters programmes and courses, and helping to develop interdisciplinary,
industry and public sector links across both EFI and HCA..  It is envisaged that
the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Data Driven
Initiative, with the aim of creating new and socially beneficial partnerships.
The Data Driven Initiative is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City
Region Deal:

The research and expertise of the candidate may also contribute to the
developing research theme in the Cultural and Creative Economies. This theme
involves work in gaming, music, the visual arts, film, and graphic design. The
theme also includes areas such as tourism, festivals, the exploration of the
cultural heritage of Scotland and other countries.

Chancellor’s Fellows Scheme

The details of the scheme are as follows:

  *   Five year full-time tenure-track appointment
  *   These fellowships are intended to support candidates at the start of their
independent academic careers. Subject to satisfactory review at the end of year
3, the post holder will then move to a standard University academic open-ended
  *   A remit to interdisciplinarity, notably engagement with others across the
Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme and elsewhere with a focus on data-
enabled research of the highest quality
  *   International or UK recruits
  *   During the first two years of the appointment, the role will focus more on
research than teaching (current expectations are, approximately, 60% research,
30% teaching, 10% citizenship activities). Thereafter the post holder will
progressively move towards the normal balance of teaching, research and
administration for an academic role so that by the end of the five-year period
they will have a normal academic balance of duties (that is, 40% research, 40%
teaching, 20% citizenship activities).
  *   The assessment at 3 years will assess all academic capabilities (research,
teaching, innovation, engagement with external stakeholders, leadership)
  *   The post holder will be given substantial mentoring and development
support through and beyond the Fellowship to help them gain grants, fellowships
and industry engagement funding

Your skills and attributes for success:

  *   A strong commitment to engagement with industry/public sector/third sector
and to translation of research
  *   An establishing/established reputation for the highest quality research
and innovation at the forefront of the discipline(s), including attracting
external funding, and publishing high quality research that is creating impact
  *   A commitment to high quality, innovative and creative teaching, including
project-led and hybrid approaches

  *   Expertise in analysing both material and textual sources through manual
and automated text and data mining tools
  *   Ambitious plans for interdisciplinary grant applications, leading
collaborative and applied research within the expanding field of text and data

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We
give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from
a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes
a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension
scheme<>, staff discounts, family friendly
advice/family-friendly>, flexible working and much more. Access our staff
benefits page<> for further
information and use our reward calculator<
resources/pay-reward/reward-calculator> to find out the total value of pay and
benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of
our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of
the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity
Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in
the UK.  Further information is available on our right to
work<> webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in
this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to
work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language
requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address
tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a
values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the
strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

Professor Melissa Terras
University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with
registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh
Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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