Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies/Digital Humanities

Leiden University, deadline for applications is 15 September 2017

Leiden University is hiring a postdoctoral fellow in Buddhist Studies/Digital Humanities to join the ERC-funded Open Philology project. The Open Philology project is described in detail in a document which can be found here.

Key responsibilities

  • The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing the underlying back-end architecture on which the project will operate;
  • You will also develop the features of the project responsible for data analysis;
  • The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with other members of the team to create the framework for the Open Philology Project, but you will have the flexibility to develop a stack of your choosing (with input from the PI and faculty at Leiden University);
  •  50% of your time will be dedicated at the technical requirements of the project. The other 50% will be used to conduct your own research within the project’s framework.

Selection criteria

  • PhD in the Humanities, Computational Linguistics, or Computer Science;
  • Programming Experience (php or similar for back-end development, Python, Haskell, R, or similar for linguistic/data analytics);
  • Experience in Database Design/Data structures (LAMP stacks, Elastic Stacks, or similar back-end architectures);
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing, Corpus Linguistics, or Digital Humanities;
  • Familiarity with Buddhist Studies;
  • Knowledge of Chinese or Tibetan is preferred but not required.

Further information here.