|March 16, 2021||Posted by David Ratzan under Digital Humanities and Resources, Job Postings|
The Hieratic Search Tool will be a web-based digital version of Möller’s Hieratic Palaeography (Hieratische Paläographie ), enabling students and scholars to search for hieratic signs (a form of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing) according to various criteria, including sign shape.
The project, which will make the tool publicly available online, is also collaborating with the Projekt Altägyptische Kursivschriften (directed by Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz). For more information about study of hieratic and the tool, see this project description.
The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Christian Casey of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to develop a web frontend for a larger (Python-Django) database application. Applicants have relevant experience in developing web-based user interfaces and data visualizations. Preference will be given to current undergraduate students with a background in Computer Science/Engineering. Candidates must reside, and be legally authorized to work, in the United States. All work will be done remotely.
Hours & Compensation
Work will begin as soon as an appropriate candidate is hired in the Spring 2021 term. The position may stretch into the summer of 2021 as necessary.
The application deadline is March 31, 2021, with review of applications to begin immediately.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a CV and a short (one-page) cover-letter describing your education/experience and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter, please include a list of web-accessible past projects with links to those projects.