The Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities is currently looking for two full-time digital humanities post-doctoral assistants in areas of a) Geo-humanities and b) Digital Textual Analysis.
- To undertake academic research in the methodological fields of geo-spatial and temporal-spatial analysis (at least 70% of your working time will be dedicated to academic research);
- To coordinate the development of a service infrastructure for geo-spatial and temporal-spatial analysis;
- To coordinate a Belgian and European DARIAH Working Group on geo-humanities.
2) Digital textual analysis:
- To undertake academic research in digital textual analysis (at least 70% of your working time will be dedicated to academic research);
- To coordinate the development of a service infrastructure for digital textual analysis;
- To coordinate a Belgian and European DARIAH working group on ‘Text-mining literary and historical texts’.
What we are looking for
- You hold a PhD or equivalent degree in the humanities, social sciences or geography
- You have conducted academic research using a) GIS and data visualisation or b) digital textual analysis within the humanities
- You have relevant programming skills, e.g. Python
- You are interested in working in an multi-disciplinary expert team
- You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably, also in Dutch.
What we can offer you
- We can offer you a three-year appointment, which is not renewable. (Please note: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.)
- Your appointment will start on 1.10.2016 at the earliest.
- Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5.
- All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 38 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on the Ghent University website.
Applications must be received no later than 11/05/2016 at 23:59 (CET) at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following documents attached as one file:
- application letter
- a transcript of the required degree
- an overview of your relevant scientific publications
Please indicate clearly what position and department you are applying for, as well as the following reference numbers: Geo-humanities: 2016-04-02 and Digital Textual Analysis: 2016-04-03. You will get a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received your application.
Please note: Late applications are not accepted. As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.
For more information about these vacancies, please contact:
- Geo-humanities: Prof. Christophe Verbruggen (Christophe.Verbruggen@UGent.be, +32 9 331 02 76)
- Digital Textual Analysis: Prof. Gunther Martens (email@example.com, +32 9 264 40 93)
The full details of these vacancies are available on the Ghent University website: