This is a 24 month limited appointment position with the possibility of extension. This position is grant funded and not eligible for severance pay.
Perseus is an evolving humanities digital library, one of the largest of its kind. The core of the collection consists of Ancient Greek and Latin texts and textual tools, although the data includes multiple languages and demonstration projects as well as classical images and art and archaeological data.
Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. Perseus researches how people use the tools and materials in the DL in order to develop new ways of structuring and presenting information. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas. The project is over fifteen years old. (see http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/)
The Perseus Digital Library, a research project housed in the Classics Department, seeks an Associate Research Programmer to work with the Perseus staff on developing scalable infrastructure, tools and services to support an open, distributed and collaborative editing and annotation environment for classical texts and related resources.
The specific areas of focus for this position will include:
A background with object-oriented programming languages and internet technologies in the field of Digital Humanities is desirable. Working knowledge of digital library infrastructure preferred. Experience with XQuery strongly preferred.
Experience with the development of systems to support multilingual reading, editing and research and an ability to establish connection between this work and subsequent professional education is desirable.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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