[Humanist] 26.689 post-doc at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 689.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:59:57 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities
Five College Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities
With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Five
Colleges, Incorporated invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral
fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning in the academic year 2013-14.
The position will be based at one of the consortiumÂ’s associated
institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and
the University of Massachusetts Amherst). While the Ph.D. field and the
eventual assigned department(s) are open, we especially seek candidates
engaged in interdisciplinary work in the humanities who bring to their
research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, and technical
practice of digital technologies. Along with fluency in the intellectual
and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital
humanities, we expect candidates to have experience in computational
approaches to interpretation, whether the interpretive focus rests on
performances, architectural or urban settings, texts, images, and/or
other artifacts. Expertise could be in geographic information systems,
visualization, text-mining or other modes of computer or internet-based
work, as well as new modes of presenting work in electronic formats.
This position is part of a Five College initiative to support
exceptionally promising young scholars, offering an opportunity to
pursue teaching and research for two years. The fellow will teach two
undergraduate courses each year, one each semester. (There will be a
home institution and one other campus where teaching will occur, both to
be determined such that the successful candidateÂ’s field of
specialization can be best supported with mentors.) Because this
post-doctoral program is designed to provide the fellow with valuable
teaching experience and time to complete and publish research prior to
seeking a full-time tenure-track position, the fellow will also be
expected to pursue an independent research program vigorously.
The fellow will fully participate in one of the nationÂ’s most vibrant
academic collaborations, with support from colleagues and library and
research facilities at all five campuses, each located within 20 minutes
drive of the others. The fellow will be paired with research and
teaching mentors in closely related fields and will be an active
participant in the Five College Digital Humanities Project
(https://www.fivecolleges.edu/dh) with the opportunity to collaborate
with scholars engaged with the Digital Humanities Initiative at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst.
This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment
($50,000) with excellent benefits and $5,000 in research support each
year. It is open only to recent Ph.D. recipients; the fellow must have
completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2013 and no
earlier than June 2010.
Review of applications will begin January 30, 2013, and continue until
the position is filled.
Apply at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20723.
Faculty Director, 5 College Digital Humanites
Art Department, Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Humanities and Communication Arts,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist (dhhumanist.org);
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