JOB: Technical officer, An Foras Feasa (Maynooth University)

4 Nov 2016 - 00:00

An Foras Feasa is seeking a creative and dedicated Senior Technical Officer with knowledge of and experience in methodologies used in the fields of Digital Humanities, Digital Heritage, Digital Libraries or related fields. This position provides an exciting opportunity for the selected candidate to join a vibrant and growing team and contribute to research and teaching undertaken in An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University (Ireland).

Some recent projects include Letters of 1916, Ireland’s first digital public humanities project, and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge which has been developed as a Virtual World, with content currently being repurposed as an Augmented Reality application for secondary school students. Other projects include The Versioning Machine and #dariahTeach, an online platform for teaching digital humanities. An Foras Feasa is a member of the DIXiT Digital Scholarly Editing network, the Virtual Heritage Network (Ireland), and the Virtual Worlds Consortium.

The post holder will be expected to have skills and qualifications in one or more of the following, including but not limited to: information design, data analysis, data modelling, and data discovery. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical guidance, solution, and maintenance for existing An Foras Feasa projects. The position also provides an opportunity to work with other staff members on funding applications as well as time to pursue their own research agenda. The post holder may also participate in digital humanities teaching and training at Maynooth University, including module lecturing, thesis co-supervision, and internship mentoring as part of the MA in Digital Humanities and the MSc in Spatial eHumanities.

This is a three year contract post. The application deadline is 22 November 2016.

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