[Humanist] 27.610 jobs: chair at Guelph; postdoc at Northeastern

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Wed Dec 11 10:56:45 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 610.
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  [1]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (20)
        Subject: Canada Research Chair - Collaborative Digital Scholarship

  [2]   From:    "Flanders, Julia" <j.flanders at neu.edu>                     (9)
        Subject: call for applications: Postdoc in Gender and Digital
                Humanities, Northeastern University

        Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:59:54 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Canada Research Chair - Collaborative Digital Scholarship

Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Collaborative Digital Scholarship
University of Guelph

The College of Arts in the University of Guelph invites applications to be the University's nominee for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Collaborative Digital Scholarship. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University to the CRC Secretariat and, if approved, will be appointed as a regular faculty member to a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian Universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier I CRCs are awarded to individuals who are outstanding researchers in their fields, and acknowledged as world leaders (see htto://www.chairs.gc.ca for details).

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Fine and Performing Arts is expanding in the College. The College is a co-sponsor of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (held at the University of Victoria) and as of January 1st 2014 will host the first Michael Ridley Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral position (in conjunction with the McLaughlin Library) at the University of Guelph. In addition, a number of digital-related projects are active in the College: the Orlando Project and Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (both in conjunction with the University of Alberta); the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project; the CFI-funded 1871 Census Project; the Media Education Project Portal; and the MCRI-funded Improvisation, Communities and Social Practice Project (publisher of an online, open access academic journal, Critical Studies in Improvisation).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area of the Humanities or Fine and Performing Arts, and will have a distinguished record of achievement in digital applications, teaching, and research. The candidate must be recognized as a world leader in his/her chosen research field. The ability to lead teams of colleagues and students working on digital projects in different areas is essential, as is a successful record in having received relevant external research grants. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track-record of theorizing digital scholarship and knowledge mobilization. The successful candidate will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate students, and lead research initiatives. S/he will be resident in an academic unit, but will engage in activities that benefit a wide range of disciplines within the College of Arts and beyond.

This Chair is a transformative position that will ignite future research, moving digital studies forward at the University of Guelph. Among the areas which the CRC will develop, we put particular emphasis on: born-digital scholarship and changing methods for liberal arts research; interfaces and tools for cultural collections and research; social and community-supported collaboration and knowledge production; cyber-infrastructure, sustainability, and interoperability; new technologies and their cultural impact.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). The University of Guelph is committed to the principles of employment equity.

The search committee will begin considering applications on February 15, 2014. Applicants should submit a current C.V. along with a statement of research interests, a research proposal (maximum of five pages) for the purpose of the CRC nomination, a teaching dossier, and the names and addresses of four referees to:

Dr. Donald Bruce
Dean, College of Arts
0005 MacKinnon Bldg.
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd.
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Inquiries may be directed to: don.bruce at uoguelph.ca <mailto:don.bruce at uoguelph.ca>

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

        The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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        Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:00:51 +0000
        From: "Flanders, Julia" <j.flanders at neu.edu>
        Subject: call for applications: Postdoc in Gender and Digital Humanities, Northeastern University

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; the Northeastern NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; and the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announce a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 1, 2014. Specialization may be in any area of social sciences or humanities, with a clear commitment to feminist interdisciplinary work in both gender/sexuality studies and digital humanities. We welcome textual, theoretical, or empirical projects in any field or period that examine questions at the intersection of digital humanities and feminism, gender, and sexuality. Research proposals should involve substantive engagement with both digital humanities and feminist/gender studies; the strongest proposals will include a project component and will address the complex intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.

Areas of particular interest include the transmission, circulation, and organization of social movements for gender and sexual equity; sexual and racial communities, cultures, and markets, particularly as these are inflected by digital culture; memes of gender or sexuality that inform digital humanities theory and practice; expressive uses of media in the construction of gendered and raced subjectivities; feminist investigations of digital representational practices and systems.

Applicants should have received the PhD in a relevant field between May 2010 and May 2014 and have college or university teaching experience. Fellows will present their work to the WGSS and Digital Humanities community and will teach one course in the WGSS program each semester. One course may be Introduction to WGSS or another undergraduate course that will cultivate a broad audience. The other course should integrate Digital Humanities and WGSS. In addition, the fellow will engage with the theoretical and applied work of the NULab, contributing to collaborative digital humanities research projects as appropriate, and contributing to the NULab’s work on theorizing digital humanities practice from a feminist perspective. Fellows will be encouraged to participate in the Northeastern Humanities Center seminar series and in the intellectual life of WGSS, NULab, and of the College.

The fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement: financial and material support for independent research; the ability to develop substantive interdisciplinary teaching expertise; and the opportunity to play a key role in nurturing the growing digital humanities community at Northeastern University.

To apply, visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty positions website at http://northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions. All applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, five-page project proposal that clearly lays out a project at the intersection of Digital Humanities and Gender Studies, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, a one-page proposal for an undergraduate course (other than the Introduction), and provide the names of three referees or a dossier service. For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by January 1, 2014.

Northeastern University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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