[Humanist] 30.770 digital liberal arts fellowship (Hope College)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 770.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:02:43 -0500
        From: Anne Heath <heath at hope.edu>
        Subject: Digital Liberal Arts Fellow position

Digital Liberal Arts Fellow
Mellon Scholars Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program
 http://www.hope.edu/academics/mellon-scholars/  at Hope College seeks a
graduate student in a humanities or arts discipline with an emphasis in
digital humanities to fill the position of Digital Liberal Arts (DLA)
Fellow at Hope College.

The position is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position (.48 FTE)
running from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  The annual salary is $25,000.
The DLA fellow reports to the Director of the Mellon Scholars Program.

The Mellon Scholars Program, founded in 2010, is one of the first digital
humanities programs in the nation developed at a liberal arts college. The
innovations in teaching digital humanities at Hope College have been a
model for other programs at liberal arts colleges nationwide. The Mellon
Scholars Program continues to be a leader in pedagogical and research
models for digitally inflected projects. Graduates of the program have gone
on to graduate studies, in a variety of disciplines, at Harvard University,
The Sorbonne, Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Michigan. Several
graduates have also gone directly into professional careers. One of the
goals of the DLA fellow position is to encourage new scholars graduating
from digital humanities programs in considering how their scholarly and
teaching trajectories can flourish in a liberal arts context.

The position primarily includes developing and teaching one course each
semester related to the Mellon Scholars Program: Mellon Scholars Sophomore
Research Seminar I in the fall and Mellon Scholars Sophomore Research
Seminar II in the spring. The fellow is encouraged to tailor the course to
her or his disciplinary and digital interests and strengths, but should
roughly aim for an introduction to the methods, ethos, and major trends in
the digital humanities from an interdisciplinary perspective. These courses
have between 16 and 20 second-year students, who are highly motivated and
high functioning in the classroom. For scheduling reasons, the course runs
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00-9:20am. The class has a TA from the Mellon
Scholars Program, and the college's digital humanities librarian is also
available for support and technical instruction. The library has a tech lab
with a Lynda institutional subscription. The Mellon Scholars Program also
has equipment such as cameras, microphones, a dictation foot pedal, and a
Mac computer.

Responsibilities also include supervising the Digital Holland committee, a
student-run public scholarship project that develops projects related
Holland, Michigan history and culture through archival work and community
engagement, advising juniors and seniors in the Mellon Scholars Program who
are engaged in digitally inflected scholarship, and serving on the Mellon
Scholars advisory board.

The DLA fellow will be provided with an office in the library, a networked
computer, a teaching assistant (as noted above), secretarial support and up
to $3000 in conference funding. The DLA fellow will also be provided with
mentorship from a panel of faculty that will assist the fellow in
developing cover letters and a teaching statement geared to liberal arts
colleges, practicing mock Skype and campus interviews, as well as research


Candidates must have an MA degree in an arts and humanities field with
participation in a digital scholarship certification program and coursework
towards the Ph.D.

*Application Instructions*

Application materials are to be submitted electronically as part of the
online application found at www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. Applications
must include a cover letter that addresses discipline and DH areas,
curriculum vitae, and a statement describing the candidate's fit to the mission
of Hope College  http://www.hope.edu/about/mission.html . In addition,
candidates will be prompted to enter contact information for three
references onto the application. These references will be contacted via
email to submit a reference form.

Applications received by March 15 will be given full consideration.
Inquiries about the position can be directed to Anne Heath (heath at hope.edu)

*About Hope College*

Hope College  http://www.hope.edu/index.html  is a four-year liberal arts
college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together
in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically
rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate
students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the
Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is
known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus
community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's
beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland,
Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.

Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research
and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and
life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success
after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's
top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change

Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of
balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 million and no
deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of
new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest
buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for
Musical Arts, in 2015 and will open the Jim and Martie Bultman Student
Center in 2017.

In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the
World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian
formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and
value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the
college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service
in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of
recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the
historic Christian faith."

Anne Heath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities
Department of Art and Art History
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
heath at hope.edu

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