Open Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

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The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies. We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization). We are particularly interested in work that addresses issues of social difference, such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.

The Fellow’s appointment will span the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before August 31, 2018, and be no more than 4 years past their Ph.D. at the time of the fellowship start date. Fellows should also not have started a tenure track position at the time of application.

The fellow will contribute scholarly expertise to initiatives in the Digital Humanities and will be an active participant in collaborative projects. Fellows typically teach two courses (one of which may be a workshop series for faculty and/or students over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year). The fellow will also give one public lecture or presentation per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, writing sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment, and a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course. Graduate school transcripts as well as three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2017.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 

ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Please prepare PDF files and determine three references (for a description of what files are needed, see below). Only then should you proceed to the Online Application Portal. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications.

2. In the application portal, please complete OFFICIAL CONTACT INFORMATION and ACADEMIC INFORMATION sections.

3. LIST OF REFERENCES SECTION: You will list three recommenders who will submit letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor); please have their names along with their email addresses ready when you access the application. After you submit your complete online application, your recommenders will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your recommender's address in the appropriate space.

4. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS SECTION. Please upload the following application documents (PDFs) in the application portal. No document may exceed 8MB in size. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters:

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Research Statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period
  • Writing Sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment
  • Additional Materials: please use this section to provide a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course
  • Graduate Transcripts: unofficial transcripts are acceptable with the understanding that official transcripts may be requested at a later date

Questions? Please contact Tom Burke

APPLICATION PORTAL LINK

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