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LINGUIST List 25.1365

Thu Mar 20 2014

Jobs: General Ling: Web Programmer & Community Manager, Language Science Press

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Mar-2014
From: Sebastian Nordhoff <sebastian.nordhofflangsci-press.org>
Subject: General Linguistics: Web Programmer & Community Manager, Language Science Press, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Language Science Press
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Job Title: Web Programmer & Community Manager

Job Rank: Web Programmer & Community Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Language Science Press is a publication unit at the Freie Universität Berlin that is exploring a completely new publication model for linguistics books, with support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). We aim to publish high-quality open-access books and want to be seen by academic linguists as competitive with the major international publishers. We believe that most of the traditional services of book publishers are now done more efficiently by science organizations themselves, and that it will be possible to organize book publication in such a way that neither readers nor authors are charged. This requires community involvement and the development of certain technical skills, but we think that many linguists are willing to support and adopt the new publication model.

The DFG grant money will be used to develop a sustainable business model for this publication unit and standards for LaTeX to ebook/XML conversion, for enrichement of XML, and for setting up databases with linguistic examples that are automatically extracted from our books and automatically annotated for phenomena and languages.

The open source publishing software Open Monograph Press will be extended by Open Review modules, community reviewing and versioning and gamification aspects. Please refer to the grant proposal for further details.

We are hiring four people for two years starting in April or May 2014.
The position described here (position 3) is responsible for the maintenance of the OMP system, including hosting and preparation of OMP-tutorials and step-by-step tutorials for authors and editors. Person 3 will also contribute to customization of OMP to aspects that are relevant for OMP instances that are hosted in Germany (e.g. VG-Wort).
This positions is a part-time position (negotiable).

- PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, git
- Good communication skills
- Understanding of humanities
- Knowledge of Open Monograph Press
- Multimedia and design expertise
- Knowledge of legal and social aspects of German publishing

Payment is according to TVL 13 payscale. The actual payment depends on the experience of the person who fills the position.

Language Science Press is an equal rights enterprise, so applications by women are explicitly encouraged. Those who are interested, should contact Stefan Müller as quickly as possible. Applications should be mailed to the application address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie
Frau Nicole Wichura
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Email Address for Applications: sebastian.nordhofflangsci-press.org
Contact Information:
Dr. Sebastian Nordhoff
Email: sebastian.nordhofflangsci-press.org

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