[Humanist] 29.764 postdocs at MIT and Iowa

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Wed Mar 9 09:31:24 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 764.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (57)
        Subject: postdoc at MIT

  [2]   From:    "Boyles, Christina L" <christina-boyles at uiowa.edu>        (12)
        Subject: Job Opening: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoc in DH at University of

        Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 14:29:06 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: postdoc at MIT

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a two-year Postdoctoral 
Fellow appointment in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will 
work closely with faculty members of Humanities subjects (History, 
Literature, Global Studies and Languages, and Comparative Media 
Studies/Writing) to produce a comprehensive assessment of the needs, 
current capacity, and future uses of digital humanities at MIT. In 
conducting this assessment, the candidate will also consult with other 
important and related scholarly and computational resources at MIT, 
namely, the MIT Libraries and the Office of Digital Learning (ODL). It 
is expected also that the Fellow will make contact with other Digital 
Humanities Centers in the Boston area and beyond, and apply the insights 
gained from these encounters to the digital humanities strengths at MIT. 
The Fellow will report to the head of a SHASS DH committee, composed of 
faculty representatives from the respective disciplines.


1. Doctoral degree in a discipline present in MIT’s School of 
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
2. Experience in digital humanities, demonstrated by successful 
integration of digital humanities methodologies with Humanities or 
Social Sciences scholarship
3. Strong computer skills, including fluency in platforms such as Omeka, 
Scripto, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video and audio editing 
software. Experience designing projects that emphasize text coding and 
text mining, text annotation, database management and data 
visualization, or mapping applications desirable
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills

The position offers the opportunity to be a part of MIT’s School of 
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, which represents one of MIT’s 
Five Schools. The School is home to four sections and over 50 faculty 
members dedicated to scholarship in the humanities. SHASS has a long 
tradition of integrating computational approaches to a range of 
subjects, including (but not limited to) the teaching of foreign 
languages and cultures, learning about history, analyzing the plays of 
Shakespeare, and designing interactive documentary films.

Appointment will be for two-years, effective July 1, 2016. The salary 
will be $64,500 per year, plus benefits.

Please submit online applications including the listed materials to 
(http://shass.mit.edu/Inside/Resources/Postdoctoral-Fellow-Digital-Humanities%20): Cover 
letter; one-page statement of relevant experience(s), skills, and 
projects for the Fellowship; CV with links to online projects and/or 
e-portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2016, and will continue 
until the position is filled.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be 
discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic 
information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

[Posted on behalf of Ryan Pecinka, rpecinka at buyerads.com, for the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.]

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, Western Sydney University

        Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 21:16:07 +0000
        From: "Boyles, Christina L" <christina-boyles at uiowa.edu>
        Subject: Job Opening: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoc in DH at University of Iowa

Hello all,

Please see the following link for information about a 2-year postdoc opportunity in DH at the University of Iowa: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/2548. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Postdoctoral Requisition Details - Jobs at UIOWA: Search and ...
Jobs at UIOWA: The official place to search and apply for jobs at The University of Iowa.

All the best,

Christina Boyles
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar of Digital Humanities
University of Iowa
christina-boyles at uiowa.edu

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