Graduate Research Assistantship - TAMU

  • Posted on: 4 May 2015
  • By: nsumpter

The Graduate Research Assistant (GAR) will work 20 hours per week under the direction of Dr. Daniel L. Schwartz (Department of History) as a part of The Syriac Reference Portal (, a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The GAR hired for this position will have experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML. Additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed. There will be a preference for a GAR with experience in pre-modern studies.

The GAR will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations). The GAR will collect data in English and/or other modern European languages, contribute to evolving data models, work with undergraduate researchers to test user interfaces and XForms, assist with the publication of a handbook for SPEAR, and perform additional project duties as needed.

This is a graduate research position as defined by the University. The GARs will be required to work an average of 20 hours per week. The position includes a tuition waiver.

Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is for fall semester 2015, with the possibility of renewal for two additional semesters.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter indicating applicant’s qualifications in Digital Humanities and, if applicable, pre-modern studies as well as a current curriculum vitae to Dr. Schwartz ( Review of Applications will begin May 15. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.