Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment. As a member of Brown's Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon Foundation-supportedDigital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both scholarly audiences and the wider public, and consider the political and cultural concerns of scholarly work that draws on and interprets traumatic pasts.
The Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate will also teach one course during the academic year in digital humanities or the fellow's home discipline (departmental affiliation will be negotiated as appropriate). The fellow may play a role in the planning of a lecture series and other events designed to increase awareness of diverse scholarly voices. Approximately one third of the fellowship period would be devoted to the fellow's own digital scholarship.
Scholars who have received their degrees within the last five years and pursue work in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences are eligible to apply. The one-year position, with a preferred start date of January 2021, provides a $60,000 stipend plus benefits as well as $5,000 in research/professional development funding.
Priority in the review process will be given to applicants who
demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement and whose scholarly interests and work are relevant to the projects under development
demonstrate a commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
demonstrate a strong understanding of how to expand opportunities and create diverse and inclusive classroom and research spaces
demonstrate interest in communicating humanities scholarship to non-specialist audiences
demonstrate experience working on digital humanities projects and familiarity with digital humanities tools and methods
demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Applicants should submit the following materials:
A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field and describing their teaching experience and interests, including a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom, and their research agenda/proposed project to be advanced during the fellowship period (not to exceed three pages, single spaced)
A curriculum vitae
A dissertation abstract (not to exceed one page, single spaced)
Three letters of recommendation. Referees should submit letters directly through Interfolio, which will supply a link when contact information is entered by the applicant.
For further information regarding the Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate opportunity, please visit the Digital Publications Initiative website or contact Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor, Allison_Levy@brown.edu
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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