[Humanist] 24.753 postdoc in Canada

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 753.
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        Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 18:51:05 -0400
        From: Dean Irvine <dean.irvine at dal.ca>
        Subject: EMiC Postdoctoral Fellowship (deadline 15 April 2011)

The Editing Modernism in Canada 
2011 competition for a postdoctoral fellowship

The Editing Modernism in Canada project, funded by a Strategic Knowledge 
Cluster grant (2008-15) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research 
Council, invites applications to its 2011 competition for a postdoctoral 
fellowship. Our first postdoctoral fellow, Meagan Timney, is working 
under the supervision of Ray Siemens at the Electronic Textual Cultures 
Lab at the University of Victoria, and in collaboration with the 
developers of the Text-Image Linking Environment and the Canadian 
Writing Research Repository, on digital tools for the production of 
EMiC's digital editions. Our second postdoctoral fellow, Matt Huculak, 
is working under the supervision of Dean Irvine at Dalhousie University, 
and in collaboration with the developers of the Islandora project at the 
University of Prince Edward Island, on EMiC's digital repository.

EMiC offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships valued at $31,500 per year 
to PhD students in the final year of their program and recent graduates 
who are engaged in research relevant to the project's mandate: to 
produce critically edited texts by modernist Canadian authors. The 
awards are tenable at any of the EMiC partner universities and are 
supervised by, or undertaken in collaboration with, co-applicants or 

Although preference will be given to research projects most directly 
relevant to the task of producing critically edited texts by modernist 
Canadian authors, these awards are open to recently graduated 
postdoctoral scholars engaged in research projects relevant to one or 
more of the three components of this project: literary modernism, 
scholarly editing, and the digital humanities.

Applicants proposing print or electronic editions of modernist texts 
should indicate whether they have obtained written permission from the 
estate. EMiC will require proof of that permission before it can release 
funds to successful applicants.

Applicants must not hold a tenure or tenure-track position or other 
full-time employment. Fellows are expected to engage in full-time 
postdoctoral research during the term of the award.

Preference will be given to recent graduates, that is, to graduates 
applying within five years of receiving their doctoral degree. The 
awards are not renewable beyond the second year.

EMiC will provide an allocation of $31,500 per year to the partner 
universities at which successful applicants propose to engage in their 
research. EMiC co-applicants or collaborators will be responsible for 
ensuring that those funds are administered in keeping with the 
guidelines established by their respective universities. In a 
sponsorship letter the postdoctoral supervisor should clearly indicate 
the university's willingness to host the EMiC postdoctoral fellow and 
the arrangements made regarding office space, library access, supplies 
and teaching that will be made available.

Applications must be submitted via the online form available at the 
project website: 

Application deadline: 15 April 2011

Dean Irvine
Associate Professor
Director, Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC)
Collection Director, Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de 
littE9rature canadienne (University of Ottawa Press)
Department of English
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
Halifax, NS      B3H 4P9
tel: 902.494.6903
email: dean.irvine at dal.ca

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