Senior Research Programmer - Humanities
Scholarly Technology Group
The Scholarly Technology Group (STG) at Brown University is seeking a
senior staff member who will provide technical leadership and
innovation as part of STG's involvement in/engagement with faculty
research projects in the digital humanities. STG projects range from
document-based topics using XML and XML tools to experiments in
collaboration, mapping and visualization. STG projects are founded in
high-level information design, and require current knowledge of web
standards and interaction design. The Senior Research Programmer is
encouraged to have a research agenda of their own, or to participate
in the group's ongoing research into digital humanities topics.
STG staff have expertise in text encoding and metadata standards,
accessibility, database design, web programming, digital project
design, information design, and grant-writing. We combine a strong
background in the humanities and social sciences with a deep interest
in the meaning of digital technologies for scholarly communication.
The Senior Research Programmer works closely with faculty, STG staff =20=
and students, to carry out digital humanities projects by performing =20=
project analysis, providing technical leadership, programming and =20
software development in support of STG=92s projects. This person will =
recruit, plan and manage projects, write grant proposals, stay =20
abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to Digital =20
Humanities and disseminate STG=92s work at conferences.
* Minimum Bachelor=92s degree, advanced degree in the humanities =20
desirable. Formal CS coursework or equivalent.
* At least 2 years experience in Digital Humanities, Digital =20
Libraries or comparable area.
* Strong technical background in relevant areas, for ex.: XML, web =20
technologies, metadata standards, text retrieval, software developmen=
* Interest in digital communications and collaboration, new media.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills; can formulate
options, develop and recommend solutions, especially in a
constantly changing work environment.
STG is a part of Computing and Information Services that provides =20
advanced technology consulting to Brown humanities faculty primarily =20=
through large and small projects in support of scholarly work in the =20=
digital medium. We also explore the critical new technologies that =20
are transforming scholarly work and helping to maintain its =20
longevity: data and metadata standards, XML publication tools, text =20=
encoding methods, database design, and accessibility standards. We =20
have a strong relationship with the Brown University Library's Center =20=
for Digital Initiatives, and often work on joint projects. STG =20
includes three staff members: the Director, a Senior Research =20
Programmer, and a Research Programmer. STG also employs several =20
student programmers and designers.
For more information: www.stg.brown.edu or [log in to unmask]
To apply: careers.brown.edu, go to job B00938