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[InetBib] Ausschreibung Digital Content Curator Berlin
- Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 14:27:01 +0200
- From: Urs Schoepflin <schoepfl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] Ausschreibung Digital Content Curator Berlin
An die Kolleginnen und Kollegen
Für eine Forschungsabteilung am MPIWG suchen wir einen Digital Content Curator
Mit besten Grüßen
Leiter der Bibliothek
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
The Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is seeking a
Digital Content Curator
Department III Artefacts and Action in Systems of Knowledge
Accountable to: Director, Head of Library, Head of Information Technologies
Responsible for: communicating with depositors and potential depositors,
curating, organizing the uploading, and review of digital and material
resources on the History of Science, East Asia; further development of dynamic
infrastructure for content management.
Tenure: A full time position with tenure, initially for 2 years.
Pay Scale: TVöD E13/E14, roughly comparable to assistant/associate professor.
(For further reference see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/)
The digital-content-curator will organize the content collection of historical
sources on East Asian science and technology in close collaboration with the
director of Dep. III, the head of library and IT. The curator will liaise
independently with depositors and suppliers. S/he will be central to the
development of a content-management-system for the storage, analysis and
representation of data of diverse formats (paper documents, objects, 2 and 3D
imaging, audio, video etc and digital databases). Duties include communicating
with agents and depositors, uploading, processing and evaluating data, corpus
management, diagnosis of problems, preparing web-presentation, researching and
compiling information and reports about deposits. The content-curator will
support the members of the teams with content-related and technical
collaboration across the archiving and retrieval workflow.
-Background in East Asian Studies, Library and/or Information Sciences.
-Familiarity with historical sources on East Asia (digital and material),
library categories and database/ data management projects.
-Fluency in English and Chinese. Additional language skills are welcome.
-Profound experience in independent and pro-active project management combined
with a sense for team-work.
-Ability to manage the complete project life-cycle of digital documentation
materials, their use and analysis.
-Proficiency in digital humanities working methods (Metadata standards, the
application of semantic web technologies for the organization, ontologies).
-Practical skills in the management of various data formats (texts, imagery,
3D), document encoding and processing, data management techniques (GIS etc),
and media file formats. Experience with the hard sciences welcome.
-Experience in software development and content-management systems. -Aptitude
to create technical and training guidelines and documents.
The MPIWG is an international, interdisciplinary institute. International
experience is highly desirable. There are no formal teaching obligations.
Administrative responsibilities are decided in consultation with the Director
and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. The MPIWG provides
excellent support for research, including travel funds.
Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are
especially welcomed. The Max-Planck-Society is committed to employing more
handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
If after reading through this document and visiting our website (see
http://www.mpiwg- berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/departmentSchaefer), you
have further questions, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer
(dschaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). For administrative questions concerning the
position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of
Administration (verwaltungsleitung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), or Mr. Jochen
Schneider, Research Coordinator (jsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).
Your application should consist of a one page covering letter that addresses
key selection criteria, a brief CV, and the names and contact details of three
professional referees – ideally, as a single Word or PDF document with your
name and the position title as the document’s name. Please also provide a work
sample (link or reference welcome).
Only electronic applications are accepted.
Applications should be submitted no later than September 10, 2013, by 4 pm
(MEZ) to Ms. Nuria Monn: bewerbung3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
While all applications will be acknowledged by email, only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted personally, and we appreciate your patience during
Candidates will be invited to a workshop and interview in the week 14-19 Oct.
2013. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must make
mention of this in your covering letter.
Position remains open until filled.
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, D-14195
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