[Humanist] 31.320 postdoc (Folger); asst professorship (Trinity College Dublin)

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Tue Sep 26 19:34:26 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 320.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>                      (10)
        Subject: Folger Digital Research Fellow postdoc

  [2]   From:    "Gil, Daniel" <d.gil at tcu.edu>                             (31)
        Subject: TCU job advertisement

        Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:12:36 +0000
        From: Owen Williams <OWilliams at FOLGER.edu>
        Subject: Folger Digital Research Fellow postdoc

See below for an announced opening in support of the inaugural project of the Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures <http://www.folger.edu/before-farm-to-table-early-modern-foodways-cultures>. This position in the Folger Institute will begin in September 2018, and we encourage you to share it with your network.

Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures Fellowships

The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks to hire a Digital Research Fellow for a multi-year collaborative and cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.” This is the inaugural project in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research. It is headquartered in the Folger Institute, whose mission is to foster vital research questions, gather knowledge communities, and stimulate collections-based research. The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and supports research on all aspects of British, European, and Atlantic world literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

“Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures” will investigate the pervasiveness of food in everyday life as a window into early modern culture, addressing such issues as labor, freedom and enslavement, practical knowledge, ethics, and imagination. These perspectives from a pre-industrial world will shed light on critical post-industrial dilemmas and aspirations. Additional information on the research project may be found at http://www.folger.edu/mellon-initiative-collaborative-research. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to begin work in September 2018, and is renewable for three academic years (through June 2021).

Applicants must hold a recent (within 5 years) Ph.D. in early modern (c. 1450-1750) studies; specific disciplines may include art history, anthropology, food studies, history, literature, philosophy. A successful candidate will bring his or her own individual research to bear on collective decisions about projects in this innovative research initiative. The post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the project’s co-directors and will be responsible for defining and pursuing research agendas, helping to select short-term fellows and other project associates, and creating scholarly and public programs as well as print and online products. We aim to assemble an interdisciplinary team of post-docs with a diversity of cognate interests and approaches, who will engage in independent and collaborative research, writing, and experimentation. Post-docs will share their findings in a variety of formats and with a variety of audiences, assist with organizing scholarly programs and public events at the Folger, and contribute to online digital projects and exhibitions. Additional information on the specific post-docs and a link to detailed descriptions and application instructions are included below.

Post-doctoral fellows will be considered employees of the Folger and will receive a generous salary of $5,416.67 per month (equivalent to $65K per year) and a comprehensive benefits package<http://www.folger.edu/employee-benefits>. Housing and/or relocation assistance cannot be provided. Six months of paid individual research and writing time is included, and there will be specific opportunities provided throughout the post-doc period to participate in scholarly conferences and events.

Digital Research Fellow (one fellowship available):

The Digital Research Fellow will be tasked with developing, building, and trialing a structure for accessing and researching texts, images, and metadata relating to the major themes of the project, with an emphasis on the Folger’s unique collection of food-related manuscripts. Working closely with co-directors and Folger stakeholders, the post-doc will help establish and implement editorial and mark-up conventions for creating a searchable corpus of food-related texts and images. The corpus will provide quantitative and qualitative data for the team’s innovative explorations of a wide range of issues in food pathways and cultures of the period through a variety of techniques, including data mining, data visualization, mapping, network analysis, and text analysis.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in digital humanities scholarship such as TEI markup, data visualization, text and network analysis, and common scripting languages, is required. Relevant experience in developing and leading digital humanities research projects is preferred. Applicants should be able to read and transcribe English secretary hand at an advanced level and mark up texts according to TEI: P5 guidelines. Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, and cooperation is essential, as is the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.

To learn more about the Digital Research Fellowship, visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55616 To apply for the position (deadline 1 December 2017), please visit http://www.folger.edu/employment-opportunities.

        Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:34:03 +0000
        From: "Gil, Daniel" <d.gil at tcu.edu>
        Subject: TCU job advertisement

TCU, Department of English, Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities/Big Data

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a
teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital
Humanities/Big Data. Rank assistant professor. Candidates who combine digital
humanities (e.g., distant reading, big data analysis, GIS) with secondary expertise in
American literature or Global literature are especially welcome. We seek scholars with
a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate
teaching, and the desire to join colleagues within the department and beyond in
contributing to new programs in big data and the digital humanities. Current DH work in
the department is supported by a New Media Studio and by DH/IT library staff who are
committed to working with academic departments. The English Department values
diversity, interdisciplinary research, and the intersections of literature and technology.
TCU's college of liberal arts is reinforcing these departmental values by hiring a cluster
of big data specialists across disciplines.

Requirements: PhD in English or related field by August 1, 2018.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload 1) letter
of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters
of recommendation; and 6) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to
diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant
survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to
Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition at tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of
applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.

A private, secular institution of 10,000 students located in the nation's fourth-largest
metropolitan area, TCU is a selective teaching and research university. Faculty enjoy
competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load (with teaching releases for work in the grad
program), and research support.

TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU
recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered
veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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