EAJS Digital Forum Assistant (1 January 2024 to 31 July 2024)
Deadline for applications: 5 December 2023
The European Association for Jewish Studies encourages academic research and teaching in all disciplines contributing to Jewish Studies. With more than one thousand members in Europe and beyond, the Association significantly contributes to the visibility of Jewish Studies across the continent. It sponsors a Congress every four years, runs an annual conference grant programme and regular workshops, and supports its members by providing information about fundraising and sharing a monthly Newsflash. Recently, the EAJS has established the Digital Forum to support the integration of digital tools in research and teaching.
The EAJS now invites applications for a Digital Forum assistant, initially for a duration of six months, from 1 January 2024 to 31 July 2024. The successful applicant will be paid £16.50 per hour. We anticipate that the time investment will be approximately 3 hours per week, though this may fluctuate.
The tasks of the assistant will include:
- Prepare in collaboration with scholars across Europe a short Digital Humanities showcase report for the monthly EAJS newsflash.
- Improve the internet presence of the Digital Forum so that it becomes easier for EAJS members to get the right kind of information and help.
- Coordinate meeting of the DF Steering Group.
- Assist in the organisation of Digital Humanities consultation meetings.
- Assist in the organisation of virtual seminars on digital tools.
- Assist in reaching out to PhD students in Jewish Studies.
These tasks will be carried out in cooperation with the EAJS Secretary, the EAJS Administrator and the members of the Digital Forum Steering Group.
The assistant will gain insights into the present state of Jewish Studies in Europe, establish contacts across the continent, and gain hands-on experience of an academic organisation.
Candidates should be enrolled in a Jewish Studies doctoral programme at a university or equivalent institution based in Europe and be able to complete the required tasks from their place of study. As the Association’s language is English, candidates will be expected to have a strong command of this language. They should also be comfortable working with basic IT applications such as MS-Word and MS-Excel, and ideally have at least some experience of webpage editing (preferably using WordPress) and an understanding and interest in Digital Humanities.
Please send a short letter of application and a one- or two-page resume to the EAJS Administrator (email@example.com). The resume should include an academic referee from your university or institution. Please indicate their name, position, contact email and relationship to you.