Established in 1975–76, the Peirce Edition Project’s long-term aim is to produce a 30-volume print edition of Peirce’s writings as well as an electronic edition embedded within a collaborative research platform. Writings of Charles S. Peirce is a selective but comprehensive chronological and critical edition designed to document the development of Peirce’s thought in every area and promote the critical study of his intellectual growth and interdisciplinary reach. Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914) is recognized worldwide as one of humanity’s most rigorous, versatile, and seminal thinkers. The range and power of his contributions is such that he has become a stimulating influence on philosophers, humanists, social scientists, and hard scientists on every continent.
A core urban campus of Indiana University, IUPUI is an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage a diverse applicant pool for this position.
This position is that of a web programmer and developer whose principal responsibility will be to continue and finish researching, developing, and programming an online open-source Scholarly Text-Editing Platform (STEP) that will be the principal production platform for the Peirce Edition Project (Institute for American Thought) and for many other scholarly editions in the nation and abroad. The position will receive the title of Visiting Associate Technical Editor.
STEP is to reproduce online, in a cloud-based open-source implementation, the full workflow and lifecycle of the production of such editions, from transcription to critical editing, annotations, bibliographical research, and layout for print or digital output. STEP facilitates the decentralization of the entire chain of operations and decisions affecting the making of simple or complex editions. STEP complies with the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, an international organization that for 25 years has been setting best-practice standards for the XML encoding of scholarly texts (including transcriptive, editorial, descriptive, semantic, and linguistic encodings). STEP is designed to facilitate the daily work of all platform users: transcribers/encoders, textual editors, annotators, and scholars specializing in most disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and the hard sciences, when the concern lies in the preservation and dissemination of essential texts. See the STEP website at http://step-iat.iupui.edu/platform/.
The position is funded by a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Office of Digital Humanities. That award signifies that STEP development has been approved by a national panel of experts. An international Advisory Board has been constituted to provide guidance regarding institutional and strategic matters; data management, server infrastructure, scalability; TEI-XML guidance; digital humanities and interface design/testing; and web and application development. The position holder will therefore become responsible for the programming and development of a platform that will be nationally and internationally recognized. This is a two-year full-time position. Development success will ensure the position holder with durable marketable reputation and a strong subsequent career. The successful candidate will take the lead in many initiatives, including offering well-researched design and programming solutions to complex transcription and editorial situations, while taking into account the needs and work habits of platform users. This position will be expected to interact with HCI specialists, specific editors, and advisory board members about issues encountered during platform programming and development, and to search for solutions by seeking expert advice online, and within or outside the university.
This is a two-year full-time position, $69,150 on a twelve-month contract, including 38.09% fringe benefits, renewed once. For information on benefits see http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html
M.S. or Ph.D. Degree from an accredited institution in computer science, computer information systems, or equivalent, plus 3-5 years of experience in programming/developing experience both for web back end and front end. Demonstrated interest in the digital humanities is required. A complementary B.A. in a liberal arts discipline will be considered a plus. The candidate should be able to work independently and within a team, and satisfy most of the following qualifications.
Experience of infrastructure as a service (IaaS): Open-source cloud computing system (e.g., RedHat or Linux). Server maintenance skills not required, but familiarity with web server protocols is needed.
Computing environment experience: Mac and Windows.
Also: Good ability to communicate in English and to explain technical issues orally.
Additional application requirements
Application must come with a cover letter that addresses this position specifically. Join full CV and a link to an online portfolio. Add contacts for three references.
Professor André De Tienne, Director and General Editor, Peirce Edition Project
yjchang @ iupui.edu
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $69,000.00 to $69,150.00 /year
- Indianapolis, IN (Preferred)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement
Visa Sponsorship Potentially Available:
- Yes: H-1B work authorization
- Yes: Other non-immigrant work authorization (e.g. L-1, TN, E-3, O-1, etc.)
- Yes: Immigrant visa sponsorship (e.g., green card sponsorship)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction