Mapping Digital Cultural Heritage in Jordan, MaDiH (مديح) - Post-doctoral Research Assistant

MaDiH (مديح): Mapping Digital Cultural Heritage in Jordan is a two-year project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in partnership with King’s College London, Hashemite University, the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the Jordan Department of Antiquities, and Jordan Open Source Association. The project will contribute to the long-term sustainable development of Jordan’s digital cultural heritage, identifying key systems, datasets, standards, and policies, and aligning them to government digital infrastructure capabilities and strategies. 

We are seeking a self-motivated individual, with a passion for Jordanian cultural heritage and digital tools and methods. The post is a 1.0 FTE 18-month appointment, as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) or Research Assistant (RA), hosted by CBRL in Amman.

The MaDiH (مديح) PDRA / RA will be essential to the success of the project. They will hold an advanced degree or equivalent experience (doctorate preferred) in a cultural heritage field, such as archaeology. Other Humanities disciplines or architecture will be considered. Applicants with computer science backgrounds and a strong understanding of Jordanian cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. In addition to a solid knowledge of Jordan cultural heritage and archaeology, applicants should either be able to demonstrate engagement with technical topics (digital archaeology, digital history, digital humanities, computer science), or a willingness to learn. Introductory training in Research Software Engineering (RSE) will be offered at the start of the appointment at King’s Digital Lab in London. This position will provide excellent opportunities for career development.

Applications must have Jordanian citizenship or a valid residency and work permit in Jordan. Excellent English language skills are required for production of technical documentation and contribution to white papers and research outputs.

The appointment is on a full-time basis (1.0 FTE) and the post will be located at CBRL in Amman. Significant time will be spent liaising with project leads at King’s College London, Hashemite University and partners in the Department of Antiquities, Jordan Open Source Association, and the Jordanian technology sector. The successful candidate will need to be available for training in London in June/July, 2019.

Full details of the position can be downloaded here.

Deadline for submission of applications: 1 April 2019

Interview date: 10 / 11 April 2019 (tbc)

Start date: June 2019

Date of posting: 15 March 2019

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