Digital Humanities Research Associate


The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is seeking Digital Humanities Research Associates to join a research group working on semantically enriched digital publications and historical spatio-temporal data. Applicants should have a background in software development for cultural heritage and have experience in semantic web technologies and standards (RDF, SPARQL, OWL), including data modeling and transformation, preferably with the CIDOC-CRM and related ontologies. Software development experience in Java and web application development (Javascript, HTML5 etc.) is required. Research Associates will collaborate with humanities scholars and other Digital Humanities researchers to implement a wide range of digital projects, including 3D reconstructions, geospatial mapping of historical data, and the building of knowledge graphs from scholarly publications and archival documents.


The appointment is for one year, renewable up to three, starting in June of 2019 with the opening of the new Digital Humanities Lab. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. The stipend is commensurate to the level of experience of the candidate, and includes a generous benefits package, including a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses, lunch five days a week, the computer hardware of their choice, as well as reimbursement for travel to conferences where they represent institutional projects.


Applicants must be fluent in English. A PhD or Master's degree in computer science, library science, data science or other fields relevant to Digital Humanities research is required.


Applicants should upload their CV and a cover letter outlining their research interests and past experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will remain open until they are filled.

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