[Humanist] 31.784 two postdocs at MIT
Humanist Discussion Group
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 784.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:19:31 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: two postdocs at MIT
Postdoctoral Fellowships/Associates in the Digital Humanities
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) announce
two Postdoctoral Fellowships/Associates in the Digital Humanities.
One postdoc (position a) will be for one year, with possible renewal
pending available funding; one postdoc (position b) will be a two-year
Postdocs will work within the newly created, Mellon-funded SHASS Digital
Humanities Lab to pursue their own research and enable the creation of
digital tools to assist in other faculty research and pedagogy.
Depending on departmental needs, each scholar will teach up to one class
per year in their area of research or discipline.
Applicants are welcomed in all areas of humanistic research represented
in SHASS, including History, Literature, Anthropology, Global Studies
and Languages, Theater Research, and Comparative Media Studies/Writing,
with the exception of music/musicology. (Art History is represented in
the School of Architecture at MIT and not included in the call; however,
interdisciplinary art historians with substantial expertise in one of
the above-named departments may apply)
The salary will be $67,000 per year, plus benefits. Fund for limited
research/presentation travel will be included. The appointment will be
effective, July 1, 2018.
1. Doctoral degree (position b) or ABD (a) in a discipline present in
MIT SHASS. For position (b) the degree must have been earned between
January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018.
2. Experience in humanistic research and evidence of teaching ability.
3. Technical skills including demonstrable knowledge of at least one
programming language. Prior experience in uniting technical and
humanistic research is a plus.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to
work in a team.
Please submit online applications including the following listed
materials via Academic Jobs Online
<https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11055>: Cover letter that
includes description of relevant experience(s), skills, and project for
the position; CV with links to any technical/online projects, and two
letters of recommendation. Applicants will be asked to specify if they
are applying for one or both positions. Address cover letters to Michael
Scott Cuthbert, Faculty Director of Digital Humanities, Associate
Professor of Music.
Applications, including supporting letters, must be received by 30 April
to receive full consideration. Selections will be announced by the end
of the following month.
If you have questions or problems with the application process, please
email shass-digitalhumanities at mit.edu
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.
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
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