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Humanist Archives: April 20, 2023, 6:37 a.m. Humanist 36.533 - postdoc (Stanford); lecturer/reader (Edinburgh)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 533.
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    [1]    From: Alix Keener <>
           Subject: Postdoc opportunity at CESTA (Stanford) (48)

    [2]    From: Melissa Terras <>
           Subject: Lecturer or Reader in Design Informatics (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh) (94)

        Date: 2023-04-20 03:58:12+00:00
        From: Alix Keener <>
        Subject: Postdoc opportunity at CESTA (Stanford)

Hello all,

Passing along a postdoctoral opportunity at Stanford; the deadline to
apply was recently extended to May 15th.

Postdoctoral opportunity at Stanford University for recent humanities

The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis
<> (CESTA) at Stanford University seeks
applications for a one-year Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Digital Humanities.

The postdoctoral fellow will play a leading role in organizing,
administering and participating in the Mellon Sawyer seminar entitled
“The Data that Divides Us: Recalibrating Data Methods for New Knowledge
Frameworks Across the Humanities.”

Applications are encouraged from recent humanities PhDs whose research
operates at the intersection of a relevant data-based field, including,
but not limited to, the digital humanities, data science, computational
linguistics, computational social science, or information science.

The postdoctoral appointment includes a salary of $71,650 and research

To apply, please submit the following materials to
<> before 5:00 p.m. (PST) on May 15, 2023:

·Current CV with two professional references;

·Cover Letter where you explain your contribution to the Seminar; and

·Writing sample (20-25 pages)

For more information visit this webpage

Alix Keener (she/her)
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)
Wallenberg Hall (Bldg 160), Fourth Floor
Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)
Stanford Libraries

        Date: 2023-04-19 11:42:48+00:00
        From: Melissa Terras <>
        Subject: Lecturer or Reader in Design Informatics (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

Dear Colleagues,

We’re expanding the team in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh,
and looking for a Lecturer of Reader at the more computational end of Digital
Humanities. Please do pass onto your networks. We welcome international



Lecturer or Reader in Design Informatics – School of Informatics, University of

Deadline for applications: 8th May 2023
Post type: Full-time (35 hrs per week), permanent

Applications are invited for an academic position (Lecturer or Reader) in Design
Informatics in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. This
post is part of a continuing expansion of the Institute for Design Informatics,
and associated expertise at the intersection of design, computer science, human-
computer interaction, data science, and artificial intelligence, at the

Full details can be found here:

The Opportunity

This post is associated with the Institute for Design Informatics (IDI)
(<>), a joint research
initiative between the Schools of Informatics and Design. About to enter its
tenth year, IDI draws upon Edinburgh’s unique combination of strengths in
Informatics and Design, to inspire, equip and nurture a new generation of
researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs at the intersection of data, design
and technology. IDI researchers engage in a wide-range of projects, with
strengths around digital health and care, creative industries, fintech, data
visualisation and analysis, digital humanities, co-creative and speculative
methods, human-computer interaction, human-centered security and privacy, and
the societal and ethical dimensions of data and AI. The successful candidate
will join IDI’s dynamic team of 90+ academics, researchers, PhD students,
software research engineers and professional services staff and their dedicated
fully equipped lab spaces for data visualization, digital fabrication, and
public and student engagement.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top 5 UK universities. In the recent
REF2021 assessment exercise, the School of Informatics was the computer science
department with the largest research power (i.e., the combination of size and
research excellence) in the UK. The School of Informatics and the School of
Design both have well established connections with UK and international funding
schemes. For example, as one of the founding partners of the UK's Alan Turing
Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, staff and research
students within IDI have opportunities to interact with PhD students, research
fellows and senior researchers within the Turing Institute's network of
partners, fostering further collaborations.


We are open to applications from candidates across the whole spectrum of subject
areas and fields where design intersects with computer science, human-computer
interaction, data science, or artificial intelligence. We are seeking applicants
who can complement the existing strengths of the team, and who are able to take
a strategic lead on the technical research agenda within IDI and build a strong
research group within the institute. We are therefore very interested in
applicants who explore the fusion of design with, for example, interactive and
explainable machine learning, human-computer interaction, natural language
interfaces and human-centred approaches to NLP, computer vision, human-robot
interaction, multi-modal and intelligent interfaces, visual analytics, digital
humanities, and immersive environments in virtual, mixed reality and cross-
device interaction.

This new appointment will contribute to the Institute’s diverse research,
teaching and entrepreneurship activities, help shape the future of its unique
interdisciplinary Master’s programme, and build their own portfolio of
externally funded research. Candidates should have experience of teaching and be
interested and able to teach undergraduate and master’s level courses in Design
Informatics as well as other areas of human-centred computing and human-computer
interaction. They should also have an excellent publication track record, in
prominent conference and journals (e.g., SIGCHI, SIGGRAPH, and other relevant
IEEE and ACM venues).

The successful candidate will have (or be near to completing, for Lecturer) a
PhD, an ambitious and impactful research agenda, and the enthusiasm and ability
to undertake original research and build their own research group. They will
show excellent teaching capability and engagement with academic supervision. We
are seeking current and future leaders in the field.

Professor Melissa Terras
Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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