[Humanist] 26.864 postdocs in Editing Modernism (Canada)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 864.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:03:19 -0500
        From: Dean Irvine <dean.irvine at dal.ca>
        Subject: EMiC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013

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 2013 competition for a postdoctoral

Our first postdoctoral fellow, Meagan Timney, worked 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 Image Markup Tool, on digital tools for the production
of EMiC's digital editions; she now works as an information architect and
user-experience designer in San Francisco. Our second postdoctoral fellow,
Matt Huculak, worked under the supervision of Dean Irvine at Dalhousie
University, and in collaboration with developers at DiscoveryGarden and the
Islandora project at the University of Prince Edward Island, on the
Modernist Commons; he is currently a postdoc for the Modernist Versions
Project at the University of Victoria. Our third postdoctoral fellow,
Vanessa Lent, is currently working under the supervision of Paul Hjartarson
at the University of Alberta on the Editing the Wilfred Watson Archive
project. Or most recent postdoc, Emily Robins Sharpe, is working under the
supervision of Susan Brown of the Canadian Writing Research Colaboratory and
Alan Filewod of the University of Guelph, and in collaboration with SSHRC
postdoc Bart Vautour, on Canada and the Spanish Civil War: A Digital
Research Environment; she will be taking up a tenure-stream position as an
assistant professor at Keene State College starting this summer. 

EMiC offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships valued at CAD $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 collaborators. 

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. We are especially interested in applicants who plan to
work in collaboration with developers, partners, and researchers engaged in
EMiC's digital initiatives.

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. Applicants should have
earned their doctorate no earlier than April 15, 2009 (the date all degree
requirements were completed, not the date of graduation) or have completed
their doctorate no earlier than April 15, 2006 but have had their career
interrupted or delayed by maternity or illness or health-related family

Applicants have applied not more than twice previously for the EMiC
Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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

Applications must be submitted via the online form available at the project
website: http://editingmodernism.ca/funding/postdoctoral-fellows/

Application deadline: Monday, 15 April 2013

Dean IrvineDirector, Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC)
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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