Humanist Archives: Oct. 14, 2022, 5:10 a.m. Humanist 36.211 - asst research professorship (Maryland)
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 211.
Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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Date: 2022-10-13 18:35:17+00:00
From: Matthew Thomas Miller <mtmiller@UMD.EDU>
Subject: New Position Announcement! Call for Applications
The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
<https://sllc.umd.edu/fields/persian> at the University of Maryland is
excited to announce a call for applications for an Assistant Research
Professor to serve as the Assistant Director of a 3-year, Mellon
Foundation-funded Open Islamicate Texts Initiative Arabic-script OCR
Catalyst Project Phase II (AOCP Phase II)
The full description of the job is here
<https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/100180> and abbreviated below.
Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in TEI and DH
project management experience.
Please contact me with any questions.
The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies in the School of Languages,
Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park,
seeks to hire an Assistant Research Professor to serve as the
Assistant Director of a 3-year, Mellon Foundation-funded Open
Islamicate Texts Initiative Arabic-script OCR Catalyst Project Phase
II (AOCP Phase II). This individual will be a scholar practitioner
of digital humanities who will provide operational and intellectual
leadership to the Open Islamicate texts Initiative (Open ITI) and
Arabic-script OCR Catalyst Project (AOCP) Phase II. The initial
12-month appointment period, beginning preferably in January 2023
but possibly later, with a salary of $80,000 (plus benefits, as
https://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/ <https://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/>), will
be renewable across two additional years.
The Assistant Director will work closely with Principal Investigator
(PI) Matthew Thomas Miller on ensuring smooth implementation of the
AOCP Phase II plan at an operational level. In this leadership role,
they will also function as a bridge to the broader digital
humanities community and help cultivate AOCP Phase II’s
relationships with other projects.
Applicants with a PhD in humanities, social sciences, or
library/information sciences who have extensive experience in
Digital Humanities will be preferred. All applicants must have
demonstrated capacity to co-lead projects and programming.
Applicants with expertise in text encoding will be especially
welcomed, as they will be collaborating on developing Handwritten
Text Recognition workflows and OpenITI mARkdown/TEI adaptations for
manuscripts and digital text dissemination.
Matthew Thomas Miller, Ph.D. (Pronouns: He, Him, His
Assistant Professor, Persian Literature & Digital Humanities, Roshan
Institute for Persian Studies <https://sllc.umd.edu/persian>
Director, Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities (PersDig@UMD)
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