[Humanist] 29.236 fellowships at Leeds, TAMU; postdoc at Guelph

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Tue Aug 25 07:12:22 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 236.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Jim Mussell <jimmussell at HOTMAIL.COM>                      (12)
        Subject: Fellowships in textual studies / editing; print culture at

  [2]   From:    Laura Estill <lestill at tamu.edu>                           (61)
        Subject: World Shakespeare Bibliography Online PhD Fellowship

  [3]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (24)
        Subject: DH Postdoc at Guelph

        Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:27:41 +0000
        From: Jim Mussell <jimmussell at HOTMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Fellowships in textual studies / editing; print culture at Leeds

The following opportunities might be of interest to subscribers to the textualscholarshio at jiscmail.ac.uk list:

  *   University Academic Fellow in Print Culture (any period) 


  *   University Academic Fellow in Textual Studies and Digital Editing (preference will be given to those working in Medieval, Early Modern, or Victorian literature) 


The deadline for both of these positions is *Wednesday 30 September 2015*.

University Academic Fellowships
are prestigious positions designed to attract the best early career scholars from around the world.  The positions are for five years in the first instance (at Grade 8, salary in range £38,511 to £45,954) progressing to a position as Associate Professor (Grade 9, salary between £47,328 to £54,841) on successful competion of the Fellowship.  The positions are research-oriented, with teaching responsibilities built in towards the end of the Fellowship ahead of promotion to Associate Professor.

Leeds has considerable strengths in both textual scholarship and the history of the book.  The School of English is home to a dynamic group of textual scholars, engaged in work in all periods.  Fellows will be able to work closely with the rich collections of the Brotherton Library.  They will also be able to collaborate with the various digital humanities initiatives taking place in the Library and elsewhere around campus.  Finally, Leeds is home to the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP), a cross-faculty research group that brings together many of those interested in these areas, along with those in the related disciplines such as design and fine art.  The Centre is currently engaged in a project to restore the University's historical print room, which contains a paper-making equipment, a bindery, four presses, and sets of type.

I am happy to field any enquiries about the Print Culture Fellowship and any general questions.  For queries about the Textual Studies and Digital Editing Fellowship, please contact Professor Martin Butler.  Further details available at the links above.

James Mussell

        Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:47:35 -0500
        From: Laura Estill <lestill at tamu.edu>
        Subject: World Shakespeare Bibliography Online PhD Fellowship

The *World Shakespeare Bibliography Online  http://www.worldshakesbib.org/ *
is pleased to announce a PhD fellowship (also posted here:


The World Shakespeare Bibliography is seeking doctoral fellows interested in
early modern literature and/or digital humanities.

The selected fellow will be an incoming PhD student in English at Texas A&M
University  http://www.english.tamu.edu/ . The World Shakespeare
Bibliography PhD fellow will serve as a graduate research assistant in the
English Department at Texas A&M, which pays a monthly stipend and includes
health insurance. The University pays tuition for students holding
fellowships and assistantships.

The World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellow will work for the World
Shakespeare Bibliography for one year. The fellowship is for nine months,
with a strong likelihood of summer support. After the first year, students
will be shifted to a graduate teaching assistantship in the English
Department, at the same funding level. Students are also eligible for many
additional funding opportunities, through the English Department, the
College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies,
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives  http://cushing.library.tamu.edu/  and
the Melbern C. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research 
http://glasscock.tamu.edu/ ). Graduate assistantships are renewable for a
total of five years, contingent on good progress toward the degree.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn about the
cutting edge of Shakespeare scholarship and will gain work experience in a
longstanding global digital humanities project. Fellows will have the
opportunity to work in a vibrant department with strengths in early modern
studies and digital humanities. World Shakespeare Bibliography fellows will
be encouraged to take advantage of the rare book collection at the Cushing
Memorial Library and Archives and opportunities available through the
Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture 
http://idhmc.tamu.edu/ . The World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellow will
be eligible to apply for funded conference travel, a student exchange to
Aberystwyth, Wales, and further training programs such as the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute. Texas A&M is a member of the Folger Institute
Consortium http://www.folger.edu/folger-institute , and our students and
staff regularly participate in Folger Shakespeare Library events.

Ideal applicants will be strong academic candidates with interest in early
modern studies and/or digital humanities. Basic computer skills required:
specific training will be given upon arrival. The strongest candidates will
be self-motivated, detail-oriented students looking forward to gaining new
research skills. Second languages are helpful but not required.

To apply, please complete the application for Texas A&M's PhD in English
(information here <https://www.english.tamu.edu/graduate/apply>). In your
statement of purpose, please include a sentence that indicates your interest
in applying for the World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellowship. Please
append a 150-word paragraph detailing why you would be a good candidate for
the fellowship and why it appeals to you. Applications are due 15 December
2016 for fall 2016 admission and start of fellowship.

If you have questions about graduate study in English at Texas A&M
University, please contact Professor Sally Robinson <sallyr at tamu.edu>. If
you have questions about the World Shakespeare Bibliography, please contact
Professor Laura Estill <lestill at tamu.edu> or Dr. Krista May
<k-may01 at tamu.edu>.

Please share with all who might be interested.


Dr. Laura Estill
Assistant Professor of English
Texas A&M University
Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography
lestill at tamu.edu

        Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:56:00 -0400
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: DH Postdoc at Guelph

Please spread the word of this postdoc in DH at Guelph. An update is that the PhD need not be in hand so long as a defence is imminent.

The Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2016 - 2017

This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, named in honour of the former chief librarian and chief information officer of the University of Guelph, Michael Ridley, who did much to promote the digital humanities at the University of Guelph. As co-sponsors of this Fellowship, the College of Arts and the University Library seek a recent PhD with an established digital humanities research agenda. This fellowship will be awarded for the period January  2016 – December 2017.  It is valued at $47,500, with a yearly research allowance of $5,000. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive office space, access to the services of the host institution, and administrative and research assistance as needed.

The successful applicant is expected to pursue the research project submitted in their application, and to help promote the digital humanities at Guelph. Specifically, their duties will include  1) conducting original research; 2) creating and organizing a digital humanities speakers' series for teaching or research, and contributing to the University’s week-long summer workshops; 3) acting as a consultant for University faculty and graduate students interested in developing expertise in the digital humanities; 4) providing consultation and guidance on digital humanities technology, pedagogy, and space in the McLaughlin Library; 5) engaging with staff in relation to the application of digital technologies in Library initiatives and the planning of a digital scholarship centre; 6) teaching one course in the digital humanities per year, either at the senior undergraduate or graduate level.
Application Criteria

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and expertise in humanities computing (broadly understood), and will have completed a PhD in the humanities or information science within the last five years. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed between the College of Arts and the unit that best reflects his/her discipline.

Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of application. They must submit ALL of the following by the postmark deadline (September 30th, 2015):

an application letter (1,500 words or less) outlining the candidate’s experience in digital humanities/information science and the research project they propose to undertake while at Guelph;

a current CV;

a graduate transcript;

two confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to us before the deadline.

Electronic applications are welcome, provided that original hard copies of the transcripts and reference letters are submitted by mail by the postmark deadline (September 30th, 2015).

Criteria for selection are the quality and originality of the proposed research and its relevance to the digital humanities/information science, the candidate’s fit with the mandate to promote the digital humanities at Guelph, and the candidate’s record of scholarly achievement. The selection committee will include representatives from the College of Arts and the University of Guelph Library.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Donald Bruce, Dean
College of Arts
MacKinnon 0005,
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada  N1G 2W1
Inquiries and e-applications should be directed to: don.bruce at uoguelph.ca

https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/ridley-postdoc <https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/ridley-postdoc>

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