[Humanist] 29.240 positions at Northeastern; postdoc at Guelph

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Thu Aug 27 07:44:19 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 240.
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  [1]   From:    Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at uws.edu.au>                          (36)
        Subject: Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital
                Humanities, 2016–2017

  [2]   From:    Julia Flanders <j.flanders at neu.edu>                       (13)
        Subject: job posting: Digital humanities faculty positions at
                Northeastern University

        Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:16:19 +0000
        From: Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2016–2017

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<mailto:don.bruce at uoguelph.ca>


        Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:48:33 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <j.flanders at neu.edu>
        Subject: job posting: Digital humanities faculty positions at Northeastern University

We're happy to announce new digital humanities faculty positions at Northeastern University:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities  (CSSH) at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for several open rank faculty positions in Digital Humanities with a specialization in literary, cultural, or historical studies, information science, or design. Home departments include English, History, Languages, Literatures and Culture or other units with in CSSH with the opportunity for cross appointments with other colleges including Computer and Information Science; Arts, Media and Design.

In association with Northeastern's multidisciplinary research center, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/), this cluster hire builds on Northeastern's national prominence in the digital humanities, computational social science, and network science. The NULab fosters collaborative work across disciplines in a community that includes faculty, students, staff, and an extended research network. Research foci includes large-scale data analysis and visualization, new modes of scholarly communication, information design, and social media. Northeastern's digital humanities community also draws on strong working relationships with the library's Digital Scholarship Group, and on collaborative ties with researchers in computer science, design, game studies, and network science.

With these new positions we seek to strengthen and diversify our faculty to support Northeastern's new graduate certificate program in Digital Humanities. We welcome applications from those engaged in research areas and technologies including (but not limited to) geospatial analysis, critical race and digital humanities, geohumanities, text mining, topic modeling, network analysis, natural language processing, gaming, new media, digital curation, and data visualization and design. We are particularly interested in research that explores the critical and cultural significance of tools and methods in the context of questions of race, gender, sexuality and politics.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank.  Successful applicants will have the ability to initiate and lead major funded research projects, to promote innovation in teaching, and to engage with practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome).
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship and experiential learning. 

To apply visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website at: http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the full time positions link. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of interest, a statement on research and teaching, and a CV. At later stages of the process we may request a writing sample of no more than fifty pages. Candidates should also enter information, including an e-mail address, for three references. For those individuals who are using a dossier or folio service, please indicate the names of the three references but enter the e-mail address of the folio service for each reference. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015 and the search will remain open until all positions are filled. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Professor Julia Flanders (j.flanders at neu.edu).   

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Professor of Practice, Department of English
Director, Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Library
Interim co-director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks

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