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Instructor for Digital Methods for Historians at Aarhus, Denmark, July 2022


Instructor for Digital Methods for Historians is available at the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark, July 2022

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General Info

Position: Instructor course
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 31 October – 9 December 2022
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty of Arts

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

To qualify for an instructor, you need to be

  • Familiar with regular expressions, OpenRefine, spreadsheets and R to the extent outlined in the Data and Library Carpentries curricula. If you finished the TOM: Digital Methods course and had a grade of 7 or higher, you qualify.
  • Proactive in explaining or demonstrating the application of computational concepts to historical datasets
  • Highly motivated to learn digital methods and driven to help others, comfortable with troubleshooting other people's computers and code both remotely (over Zoom) and in-person
  • Effective and precise communicator in both Danish and English

Responsibilities/Job Description

The tasks are as follows:

  • Help during hands-on sessions (in class or in Zoom rooms)
    • watch for learners having/reporting problems and provide assistance.
    • monitor for learner questions. This role may include oversight and triage, assigning help requests to specific helpers and elevating issues to the teacher’s attention as needed. Optionally, depending on teachers preference, they may facilitate question and answer sessions if the teacher needs a break (or loses connection), or step in routinely to smooth transitions.
  • If on Zoom: Help in Breakout rooms: create and assign breakout rooms as needed, manage and monitor progress in them. If in person: manage study groups.
  • Keep collaborative notes up to date
  • Manage class in Brightspace
  • Assist students with project development

Selected candidates should be reliable, well prepared and organized. The work demands flexibility and accuracy. Furthermore, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills.

The sessions do not require preparation.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9201

Application Procedure

Applications must be written in English and accompanied by a brief CV.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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Contact details

For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Adéla Sobotková ([email protected]).

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