This project proposes a semantic linked open data model to deal with interoperability issues between the different poetic languages and traditions. It proposes a double level of standardization, which starts at the philological roots of the terminology used by the different literatures, to transform it into flexible structures filled with controlled vocabularies to build a digital platform to edit, analyze and share poetry.
Candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment at LINHD, the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab at UNED in Madrid
  •  2 Post-Doctoral positions, with Humanities (preferably literary or linguistic) background, and DH expertise and training to deal with poetry issues (especially focused on Spanish, Italian and French poetry). Relevant doctoral university degree (or research experience of at least four years), preferably in the Humanities, with Digital Humanities skills and experience. Appointment will last for 4 years, with possibilities of further consolidation. PhD students with extraordinary cv and training might be considered to cover these positions too.
  •  1 PhD position in computer science or digital humanities. The candidate must have a computer science background and will take care of some of the programming tasks, but especially in ontology development. Programming knowledges are required, but especially knowledge of semantic web technologies, linked open data, ontology design, standards, and metadata. Appointment will last for 5 years.
  •  1 Programmer position. The candidate must show strong programming abilities in several languages: especially desired are Java, PHP, Phython, Javascript and SQL. Web design, XML based languages and CMS management (especially WordPress and Drupal), and knowledge of Linux is also required.
  •  A Half-time project manager position. Expertise with H2020 or FP7 European projects is required. Skills in documentation management, accounting knowledges and high English level is required for this position.

General requirements for candidates are:

  • Motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team in an academic environment, focused on academic curricula, continuous team training (through attending to conferences and workshops), with a special focus on publications and academic outputs.
  • A good understanding of the role that digital technology can play in transforming our literary and cultural world approaching poetry to society thanks to technology.
  • A flexible, supportive and collaborative working style, with effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent IT and digital skills, including web development, content and database management, and an understanding of poetry idiosyncratic world.
  • Good knowledge of current trends, standards and practices in the use of digital technology within the literary and linguistic projects.
  • Enthusiasm in taking part of and developing an academic specialized and leading group in digital poetry, semantic web technologies and digital humanities.
Salaries will be paid according to the academic level proposed according to the Spanish established salaries for the university positions.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted no later than January 8th, 2016, but as soon as possible. Review will continue until positions are filled. Personal interviews will take place during the second half of January. Contracts will start in February or March.
Candidates must send a cv and a motivation letter to
For any questions about the project or the positions or the project, do not hesitate in contacting.