Full time Remote / Telecommute

Digital Humanities Software Developer

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Salary: £27,924 - £32,344 per annum (Grade 5)
Created: February 18, 2022


Cardiff University is recruiting to a 2.5-year, full-time post, supporting the development of computer vision tools for analysing historical book illustrations. Remote working considered. Full details: https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=30011&siteid=5460#jobDetails=1922378_5460.

The project is funded by AHRC/NEH - more information can be found here: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2598265-unlocking-our-heritage-international-project-with-cultural-institutions-reveals-untapped-book-illustrations

You will work as part of a cross disciplinary international research team led by Professor Julia Thomas (ENCAP) and Professors Omer Rana and Paul Rosin (COMSC) to provide software development support to a new digital humanities project funded by the NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions. The project, “Finding a place: advancing digital methods to unlock the use of digitized book illustrations in cultural institutions”, is a collaboration between Cardiff University, University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Lambeth Palace Library and the National Trust.

The project will use advanced computer vision tools to interrogate a large digital dataset of historical book illustrations and identify visual patterns across images of buildings, landscapes, places and people.

This role is based in Cardiff University Library Service’s Special Collections and Archives and you will be part of a team ensuring that the project supports the University’s teaching, learning and research programmes, and the University’s “The Way Forward” strategy (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/thewayforward).

The post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term until 31st August 2024

Salary: £27,924 - £32,344 per annum (Grade 5)

We offer an excellent renumeration package including 37 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time staff, as well as access to a range of staff discounts and development opportunities through accredited training.

Date advert posted: Thursday, 10 February 2022

Closing date: Sunday, 27 February 2022

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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