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CLARIAH is a large-scale infrastructure for digital humanities research in the Netherlands, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. In the coming years the development of CLARIAH will also include training and education of researchers and students, with special attention to methodological questions.
To collaborate in the design and use of this infrastructure for research and teaching, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an affinity for Media Archives, Digital Humanities and Blended Learning. This position is part of the work package “Audiovisual Data and Mediastudies”, and its core infrastructure the CLARIAH Media Suite. The Media Suite provides access to audiovisual collections and related paper collections of various archives and libraries, including the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, EYE Film Institute and National Library of the Netherlands. Besides offering search, playout, annotation and analysis tools, the Media Suite includes tools for advanced digital humanities research, including Jupyter notebooks and speech recognition and image recognition services.
More specifically, we are looking for a researcher with strong analytical and didactical skills and knowledge of digital research methods for setting up blended learning programmes such as tutorials, video productions and webinars for the CLARIAH Media Suite. This connects to the broader domain of Digital Tool Criticism in which researchers and students learn to reflect on the role of digital tools in different phases of their research processes. The Postdoc will be able to start from existing teaching materials but also design its own modules and exercises. Besides online learning, the position entails on site tutorials and workshops for various user groups (e.g. students, researchers, journalists) and contributing requirements for improving future iterations of the Media Suite.
Together with the Postdoc for Video annotation, the Postdoc for Blended Learning plays a central role within the work package, and will work closely with the team of developers at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and leading scientists at various Dutch universities.
Tasks for the postdoc will include the following:
Requirements for the postdoc position:
You will be offered a 0.6 - 0.8 FTE Postdoc position for 24 months, starting 1 September 2019 or soon after. Initially, there is a one-year contract. The salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges from €3,389 to €3,637 (scale 10/11 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end allowance of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.
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