[Humanist] 30.740 postdoc in literary geographies (Notre Dame)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 740.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:19:10 -0500
        From: Matthew Wilkens <mwilkens at nd.edu>
        Subject: Postdoc at Notre Dame

The Textual Geographies project at the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with the Text Mining the Novel project, solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in computational literary geography. The fellow will pursue her or his own research agenda, collaborate on Textual Geographies and other projects of mutual interest within the lab of Prof. Matthew Wilkens, and participate in the intellectual life of the digital humanities community at Notre Dame. Teaching is not required, but may be available. Salary $50,000, plus $2,000 research support and full university benefits. Start date is negotiable, but no later than September 1, 2017. Initial appointment is for twelve months; renewal for a second year subject to satisfactory progress.

Ideal candidates will possess demonstrated expertise in literary or cultural studies and in computational methods related to natural language processing, geographic information systems, and/or machine learning. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the ongoing Textual Geographies project, which analyzes geographic data derived from more than 10 million volumes held by the HathiTrust digital library, and to the work of Text Mining the Novel. Applicants must hold a recent PhD in a relevant field by the time the fellowship begins.

Review additional information at bit.ly/2l3PR7T. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references via Interfolio [https://apply.interfolio.com/34023]. Letters of recommendation not required for initial submission. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions by email to Prof. Matthew Wilkens (mwilkens at nd.edu).

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