|[Home] [Databases] [Search] [WorldLII] [Feedback] [Help]|
Expressions of interest sought (29 September 1998)
You are here: AustLII >> About AustLII >> Employment >> Expressions of interest sought (29 September 1998)
29 September 1998
AustLII is employing new staff members. We have recently made two appointments, and hope to make two more. Pending completing of formal position statements, we wish to receive expressions of interest from people who are suitably qualified for and interested in the positions described below. Expressions of interest may be in relation to more than one position.
The positions will be located primarily at AustLII's offices at the Markets Campus of the University of Technology, Sydney.
All of AustLII's current staff have qualifications in law, and computing qualifications or experience, and we expect that new appointees will be similarly qualified.
For futher information about AustLII's operations, see 'The AustLII papers' 1997 (2) JILT or the information in 'About AustLII'.
We wish to receive expressions of interest by 31 October 1998.
The main task of this position is to conduct research and development on legal inferencing systems (knowledge-based systems or 'expert systems' in law) via the internet (see Project details). The position requires sound knowledge of all aspects of the development of databases on AustLII, and the project officer will also be involved in the development of databases relevant to the inferencing project. The position is funded primarily under an Australian Research Council large grant which has two further years of funding.
Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in Law and Computer Science (or equivalent degree) are essential, but applicants who are near to completion of qualifications will be considered. Applicants require a sound knowledge of, and experience in the use of HTML and internet protocols. Knowledge of Unix, Perl, and any text management tools is desirable. Knowledge of and experience in the development of legal inferencing systems is desirable.
This position is part of the team responsible for AustLII's secondary legal materials (including subject-specific databases, organisational home pages, and legal indexes). The major responsibility of the position is the creation of indexes to (or catalogues of) legal materials already available on the internet, within AustLII's Australian and World indexes to law on the internet, and associated indexing work which creates the World Law Search facility by use of a targeted web spider. Particular indexing/web spider projects include:
AustLII intends to create the most extensive world-wide and Australia-wide access points to legal information on the internet, and this position will play a key role in that development.
Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in Law or Librarianship (with Law Librarianship specialisation) are essential, but applicants who are near to completion of qualifications will be considered. Applicants require a sound knowledge of, and experience in, indexing or cataloguing legal materials, particularly internet indexing of legal materials. Knowledge and use use of HTML and internet protocols and experience in developing internet resources, are desirable. A degree in computer science is not required for this position.
Anyone interested in submitting an expression of interest in the positions which are to be created should send the following details by e-mail to AustLII:
Details should be sent to AustLII's Administrative Officer, Cathy Thomson (email@example.com). If any attachments are included with your email, please ensure that they are in rtf (rich text format). We cannot guarantee that we can read other forms of attachment.
Telephone enquiries should be directed to AustLII's manager, Philip Chung, on 02 9514 3175.