Job Ref: G6/AAV/198/13-J
Closing Date: 27 March 2013
The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London seeks an
exceptional and creative Digital Humanities developer to join the Research and
Development staff, supporting development work on Kiln ([https://github.com
/kcl-ddh/kiln](https://github.com/kcl-ddh/kiln)), an open source multi-
platform framework for building and deploying Digital Humanities projects
whose source content is primarily in XML. Over the past few years and in
several versions, Kiln has been used to prepare and publish more than 50
digital research outputs, each involving diverse source materials and
requiring innovative custom functionality.
The post is located in the Department of Digital Humanities. The Department 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.
The successful candidate for this position will have existing Digital
Humanities experience, gained across a number of subject domains, and a
demonstrable enthusiasm for the work of the Department. Technically your
experience will include the modelling and analysis of both texts and
structured data, and the development of tools to search, query, retrieve and
display disparate data sources using web application frameworks such as Apache
Cocoon or Django. You will be capable of designing, writing and modifying
tools and scripts to facilitate content creation or data processing; and
competent in the collaborative development of integrated interfaces for web-
based editing and publication.
Above all you will have exceptional skills in the handling of structured data
in the context of a range of XML-related and web-delivery standards and
technologies (including all of the following: XML, XSLT, Python/Java,
experience developing web applications with Apache Cocoon, Apache Solr, and
working knowledge of standards-compliant XHTML/HTML5 and CSS. Familiarity with
ontologies (and the modelling of humanities and cultural heritage data) and
text processing techniques, together with would be highly desirable.
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
candidates will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well
as independently. You should have good communication skills and the ability to
document work in clear written English.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 March 2013
Equality of opportunity is College policy.
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the
Grade 6 scale, currently £31,331 to £37,382 per annum plus £2,323 per annum
Fixed term contract for 1 year.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Paul Vetch on 020 7848
1040, or via email at [log in to unmask]
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