Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowship

at Princeton University, Center for Digital Humanities (view profile)
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Date Posted February 15, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/10642
Twitter Handle @PrincetonDH

Description

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a two-year Weld Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July 2019. The appointment will be at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate and will be through the Library. As a member of the CDH team, the Digital Humanities Fellow will devote 50% time to participating in the life of the Center, which includes: collaborating with faculty, graduate students, librarians, programmers, and designers on DH projects, providing consultations, offering workshops, and attending regular staff meetings and CDH events. The other 50% of the candidate's time will involve developing his or her own research project. Additionally, the successful candidate may be asked to teach at least one, but no more than two, digital humanities courses per year during the two year term of their fellowship, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, he or she will carry the additional title of Lecturer, and his or her research responsibilities will be reduced accordingly.

The successful candidate is an innovative scholar who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the CDH community. Demonstrated experience working on digital humanities projects, as well as familiarity with the main DH trends, research tools and technologies, is required. Expertise in data visualization and/or network analysis is preferred. The Fellow must show excellence in teaching, and must have skill and interest in advising students and colleagues in Digital Humanities work. The Fellow must have the ability to work collaboratively, and have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Untenured scholars who received a PhD within the last two years are eligible to apply.

The Digital Humanities Fellowship is a 12-month position, with the second year renewed upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $60,000 per year. Fellows are eligible for up to $3,000 in relocation expenses which is considered taxable income. In addition to salary, the Digital Humanities Fellow receives reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research expenses. Before their departure, the Fellow is required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Applications submitted by March 15, 2019 will receive priority. All applications should include (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed digital humanities research project; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate-level introduction to digital humanities course; and (4) names and contact information of three referees. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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