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CODE4LIB  November 2019

CODE4LIB November 2019

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multimedia Data Curation - University of Alberta

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Sean Luyk <[log in to unmask]>

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The University of Alberta is hiring a 2-year postdoc to contribute to the
SSHRC partnership grant funded SpokenWeb <https://spokenweb.ca/> project.
This position may be of interest to members of this list, so please forward
this on to your networks!



*Postdoctoral Fellowship*

*Faculty of Arts*

*University of Alberta*

*SpokenWeb Partnership Team*

https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110440598/


Position Summary:


We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship valued at
$45,000 per year (plus benefits) in the area of audio data processing,
archiving, and curation. The Fellowship will commence July 1, 2020, and
will contribute to a multidisciplinary team as part of the national
SpokenWeb project, a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant.


Reporting to Professor Michael O’Driscoll, Department of English & Film
Studies, and to Sean Luyk, University of Alberta Libraries, this fellowship
aims to engage an emerging scholar in cross-over fields including areas
such as Sound Studies, Digital Media, Digital Humanities, Archival Studies,
Library and Information Science, Literary Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Working in coordination with the University of Alberta Libraries and
disciplinary experts in the Faculty of Arts, the Fellow will conduct
activities such as:

   - supervise and manage a workflow that supports the preservation of and
   access to literary sound recordings for research and teaching purposes
   - supervise research assistants in documenting and archiving the
   recordings at UAlberta
   - conduct audio signal analysis and/or data mining on SpokenWeb contents
   - manage the development of a UofA SpokenWeb web site with a focus on
   improving the interactive elements of SpokenWeb
   - contribute to a podcast series at UofA on literary sound recording
   - develop, in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Centre,
   workshops and training modules for researchers at UAlberta and in the
   SpokenWeb network
   - develop papers and articles based upon the work described above

In addition, the ability to develop collaborative research and mentorship
efforts with other research fields on campus (eg. Linguistics, Artificial
Intelligence and Machine Learning), and to participate in the activities of
multidisciplinary initiatives such as the Digital Scholarship Centre and
the Sound Studies Institute, will be considered an asset.


Qualifications:


The Postdoctoral Fellow will hold a PhD in one of the fields identified
above, or in a cognate field relevant to the PDF research program
description, and a record of publication demonstrating active engagement in
research. The Fellow will have an interest in the exploration and
development of durational media research methods relevant to the study of
literature and literary performance. The Fellow will have knowledge of the
digital tools relevant to the production and processing of audio data
within digital environments.The Fellow will have an interest in pursuing
collaborative research and in developing leadership skills within a large
interdisciplinary research network.


Eligibility requirements

   - Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at the
   University of Alberta
   - Applicants must have completed their PhD within the past three years,
   or must have their doctoral degree completed by no later than June 30, 2020

To Apply:


Submit your application below including the following materials:

   - One to three  (1-3) page cover letter that includes demonstration of
   fit with the program described above
   - Current curriculum vitae
   - Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current
   employers to be sent via e-mail to Dr. Michael O’Driscoll with the subject
   line “REFERENCE - SpokenWeb Postdoctoral Fellowship”, care of the following:

Keisha Marsh

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Dean

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Review of files will commence on December 1, 2019; the position will remain
open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals
selected for an interview will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements
of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include
the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your
application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please
indicate this in your application.


*How to Apply*

*Apply Online*
<http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110440598/Apply/>

*Note:* Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard
Time of the closing date.

additional information Footer Messages Equity Statements


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens
or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be
considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and
inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We
encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible
minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual
orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to
apply.


*Sean Luyk <https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/sean-luyk/> *[lʌʊ̈k
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nl-Luik.ogg>]*, MA, MLIS*
Digital Projects Librarian
780-492-6779

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