Job ref G6/AAV/1236/12/JM
Closing date 1 January 2013
The Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), King's College London is looking
for a highly motivated and technically sophisticated individual to work as a
developer on the research project "Digital Resource and Database of
Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic" (DigiPal). The position will involve
designing and developing computer tools and methods to facilitate digital
scholarship in the study of medieval and ancient handwriting and documents.
DDH is an international leader in the application of technology in research in
the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences. It is
in the School of Arts and Humanities, and undertakes research on a
collaborative basis across discipline, institutional and national boundaries:
it has collaborative relationships across King's College and with a large
number of institutions and bodies in the UK and
internationally. DDH has 13 established staff, and 16
research staff working on research projects. It has generated over £17 million
in research grants over the past 7 years, and is involved in more than 30
major research projects, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research
Council (AHRC), the Leverhulme Trust and the Andrew W Mellon
Foundation. DDH is responsible for the MA programmes in
Digital Culture and Society, and Digital Humanities; it also runs
undergraduate Digital Humanities modules.
DDH hosts the King's Visualisation Laboratory. It has recently merged with the
Centre for e-Research (CeRch), involving collaboration in research and joint
responsibility for an MA programme in Digital Asset Management.
The successful candidate for this position will have wide experience in
modelling structured data and developing tools to search, query, retrieve and
display them using relational databases and related technologies; in
designing, writing and modifying programs which facilitate content creation;
and collaborating in the development of integrated interfaces for web
Experience in creating and manipulating structured data with a range of RDB-
related and web-delivery standards and technologies (SQL, Django/Python,
techniques and standards-compliant XHTML and CSS is highly desirable, as is
experience in the modelling of humanities data, especially that relating to
manuscripts and documents.
In addition you will need to have an understanding of how research is
conducted in the humanities and social sciences and you will be expected to
make a contribution to the departmental research profile. The successful
candidate will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well
as independently. The successful candidate should have good communication
skills and the ability to document their work in clear written English.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 January 2013
Equality of opportunity is College policy.
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the
Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £37,012, per annum plus £2,323 per annum
Fixed term contract for 18 months.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr Peter Stokes on 020
7848 2813, or via email at [log in to unmask]
Further details and application packs are available on the College's website
at [www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs](http://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs). All correspondence should
clearly state the job title and reference number G6/AAV/1236/12/JM. If you
have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at
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