CULTURAL DATA SOFTWARE ENGINEER

University of Melbourne

Australia

August 20, 2021

Description

CULTURAL DATA SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Job no: 0053287

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Culture and Communication

Salary: $131,739 - $151,900 (Level C)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to arts-hr@unimelb.edu.au

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Culture and Communication

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

A bout the role

We are seeking to appoint a software engineer with expertise in, and enthusiasm for, information systems that support cultural data, digital collections and repositories for the benefit of stakeholders in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In collaboration with the research team, the appointee will play a key role in the building of research initiatives in the ARC funded project LIEF21010021, Australian Cultural Data Engine for Research, Industry and Government (ACD-Engine).

The appointee will be responsible for the software engineering and conceptual frameworks that drive the information architecture of the ACD-Engine across a range of cultural datasets. Over the course of the project, the role will develop innovative approaches to communicating with digital collections and expand the ACD-Engine resources to research audiences and to outcomes that may contribute to the creative industries or have other social and cultural impacts. Discrete smaller projects will be interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and topical providing opportunities for the ACD-Engine to impact on policy frameworks, disciplinary innovations, and social and creative resilience.

Reporting to the Project Lead, this position plays a leading role in the ACD- Engine team and will work closely with researchers and university service providers on specific research projects. They will also benefit from membership of the University-led team of research data scientists in the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP).

This position is open to applicants at Level B or Level C.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in a quantitative/computational or data- intensive field in digital libraries, repositories, or digital humanities.
  • Expertise in building and transforming digital collections for a wide audience, and underlying technical ability to support this activity, eg. programming and data-base design.
  • Familiarity with quantitative methods and analysis including survey design, statistical regression/modelling, network science, geospatial analysis, computational linguistics, and text mining.
  • Affinity with qualitative and mixed-methods research design in the arts and humanities.
  • Ability to lead in a high performing team environment and foster collaboration.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate across academic disciplines and non-academic areas of expertise.
  • Effective demonstration and promotion of the Values of the University, consistent with the principles of justice, equity and the pursuit of excellence.
  • How to apply

    Please click apply and provide a cover letter, CV and a response to the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

    For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    Advertised: 20 Jul 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 20 Aug 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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