[Humanist] 24.748 postdoc at Stanford

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 748.
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        Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:07:24 -0800
        From: Jon Christensen <jonchristensen at stanford.edu>
        Subject: Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship: Digital and Spatial Scholarship in the American West


Call for Applicants for Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Digital and Spatial Scholarship in the American West

The Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Spatial History
Project's Wallenberg Media Places initiative at Stanford University
seek applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on scholarship
in the American West using new tools, techniques, and methods of
digital and spatial research. The American West is understood as the
United States west of the Mississippi, western Canada, all of Mexico,
and their interfaces with the Pacific region.

Applicants' own research should involve the sophisticated use of one
or more of the following: text markup, mining, and analysis; network
analysis and visualization; mapping and spatial analysis; spatial and
temporal visualizations; data visualization; interactive multimedia in
scholarly communications and pedagogy. Applicants must be comfortable
working in a collaborative research setting and have experience
successfully participating in project management, programming, coding,
or tool building teams.

We welcome applicants from anthropology, geography, history, literary
and cultural studies, political science, economics, sociology and
urban studies, as well as candidates from the natural sciences with a
strong interest and experience in multidisciplinary methods and the
humanities.

This postdoctoral fellow's time will be split between pursuing an
original project (a research, tool-building, or scholarly
communications project), and collaborating with and mentoring other
researchers, including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates
in the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Spatial History
Project. The postdoctoral fellow will also teach one course each year
in the fields of digital and spatial scholarship.

The appointment is for one year but may be renewed for an additional
year. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand 30 days prior
to the appointment start date.

For further information please contact Zephyr Frank
<zfrank at stanford.edu>, Associate Professor of History, Director of the
Spatial History Project, or Jon Christensen
<jonchristensen at stanford.edu>, Executive Director, Bill Lane Center
for the American West, Stanford University.
http://west.stanford.edu/fellowships/postdoc.html

Applicants should submit the following materials by April 1, 2011:
Cover letter, CV, 1000-word project proposal, dissertation abstract,
25-page writing sample, three letters of recommendation. Send
application materials to: Jon Christensen, Executive Director, Bill
Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University The Jerry Yang
& Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, 473 Via Ortega, Room
339, Stanford, CA 94305-4225.





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