The fellows will work within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network DiXiT (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/) involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. Huygens ING and the DiXiT Network will encourage and assist the research fellow in rounding off the research period with a PhD dissertation.

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Huygens ING has vacancies for:

1. Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher) TEI and web-based editing tools
38 hours a week (1.0 fte)

The research project investigates the field of transcription and editing tools. Given on the one hand the availability of a mature and highly sophisticated infrastructure for digital editing spearheaded by the TEI consortium, and on the other hand the blossoming of web-based transcription and crowd sourcing tools, the objectives of the research project are: (i) to describe the respective strengths of both approaches; (ii) to effect an Integration of web-based tools and the TEI ecosystem to enable collaborative, accessible and standards-based editing, and (iii) to facilitate within either approach the accessible and standards-based semantic annotation of digital content.
Subtasks include: (I) develop an inventory and critical assessment of web-based tools and comparison of web-based editing vs. XML-native solutions; (II) devote special attention to the issue of capturing textual variation in either paradigm; (III) define a suitable TEI-compatible standoff mark-up format for exchange between TEI and web-based environments; (IV) investigate the potential of semantic enrichment of XML digital contents (in collaboration with Net7)
The research project includes two secondments in Italy :
• Rome, 6 months: Research on tagless editing and data models designed to capture textual variation
• Pisa, 3 months: Insight into the development of generic publication frameworks and semantic annotation tools

Position requirements
· Master in in a humanities field (e.g. Literary Studies, History) and proven affinity with information technology, or an information science Master with proven affinity with the humanities
· Basic programming skills; knowledge of XML technology is a bonus
· Preferably some experience in (digital) editing of historical or literary sources
· Fluent in English
· Some knowledge of Dutch is an advantage but not a requirement; learning Dutch is encouraged
· Willing to reach out to and collaborate with national and international colleagues in related research disciplines
· See also the eligibility requirements at http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html, the vacancy for Early Stage Researcher 6.

Appointment and Salary
The appointment will be for a total of 3 years, starting at the 1st of April 2014. The first appointment will be for 12 months. Upon positive evaluation, it will be extended with another 24 months (full-time). The gross salary is based on EU guidelines for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and will be € 25.333 per year, based on a full-time appointment, excluding 8% holiday pay and a 8,3% year-end bonus.
Applicants should have the right to work in the Netherlands for the duration of the contract.
The mobility allowance is based on EU guidelines Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.
As part of an equal opportunity scheme, women are encouraged to apply.

Before applying please read the criteria below
The Marie Curie program funding is available for researchers that move towards a different country, both within Europe and internationally.
Applicants must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.
At the time of appointment, the applicant may not have resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the hosting partner (The Netherlands) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to her/his appointment.

Applications
Please send a letter of application including
1. a curriculum vitae and a review of publications;
2. a copy of the MA diploma (please provide translations of these documents in English or Dutch where appropriate);
3. a copy of the MA thesis or a writing sample of it;
4. an extended letter of motivation explaining the applicant’s qualifications for this position (max. 1,000 words).
before 10th December 2013 to Bedrijfsbureau Huygens ING, t.a.v. Hetty Labots, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 95366, 2509 CJ The Hague, The Netherlands or by e-mail to sollicitaties@huygens.knaw.nl

2. Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher) Long-term business models in dissemination and publishing
38 hours a week (1.0 fte)

Methods to be applied: Literature research case studies, surveys, experiments, user studies.
Aspects to be explored: viable policies for longer term valorisation and revenue; open access, exploitation and maintenance costs of digital editions; paper derivatives, event association, apps, ‘gamification’, e-learning, augmented reality knowledge aids, lite vs. full licensing, subscription etc. (in collaboration with AUP, OBP, Liguori)
The research project includes secondments in Italy and the UK:
• Naples, 4 months: Study the experiences of business models for digital resources developed
• London, 4 months: Revenues and costing and sustainability of digital endeavors

Position requirements
· Master in a humanities field (e.g. Literary Studies, History) and an active interest in digital publication
· Affinity with business administration
· Affinity with information technology
· Fluent in English
· Some knowledge of Dutch is an advantage but not a requirement; learning Dutch is encouraged
· Willing to reach out to and collaborate with national and international colleagues in related research disciplines
· See also the eligibility requirements at http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html, the vacancy for Early Stage Researcher 10.

Appointment and Salary
The appointment will be for a total of 3 years, starting at the 1st of April 2014. The first appointment will be for 12 months. Upon positive evaluation, it will be extended with another 24 months (full-time). The gross salary is based on EU guidelines for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and will be € 25.333 per year, based on a full-time appointment, excluding 8% holiday pay and a 8,3% year-end bonus.
Applicants should have the right to work in the Netherlands for the duration of the contract.
The mobility allowance is based on EU guidelines Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.
As part of an equal opportunity scheme, women are encouraged to apply.

Before applying please read the criteria below
The Marie Curie program funding is available for researchers that move towards a different country, both within Europe and internationally.
Applicants must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.
At the time of appointment, the applicant may not have resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the hosting partner (The Netherlands) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to her/his appointment.

Applications
Please send a letter of application including
1. a curriculum vitae and a review of publications;
2. a copy of the MA diploma (please provide translations of these documents in English or Dutch where appropriate);
3. a copy of the MA thesis or a writing sample of it;
4. an extended letter of motivation explaining the applicant’s qualifications for this position (max. 1,000 words).
before 10th December 2013 to Bedrijfsbureau Huygens ING, t.a.v. Hetty Labots, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 95366, 2509 CJ The Hague, The Netherlands or by e-mail to sollicitaties@huygens.knaw.nl

Please also follow the instructions on http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/. In particular, candidates are required to send a DiXiT application form, downloadable from the project website
http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html, to the DiXiT project coordinator in Cologne (dixit-info@uni-koeln.de).

Interviews are scheduled for January 2014.

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