[Humanist] 31.784 two postdocs at MIT

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 21 07:23:34 CEST 2018

                 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
Cambridge, MA

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.

Online Application:
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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