Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Humanities

Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas in Kansas

Deadline February 05, 2017
Date Posted December 20, 2016
Type Post-doc
Salary 47,476.00-47,476.00
Employment Type Full-time

The Hall Center for the Humanities seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities. In order to increase the profile of digital humanities scholarship at the university, the Hall Center seeks to appoint a recent PhD as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities who will work on a substantial research project in the Hall Center and assist the faculty co-directors of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities with workshops and teaching. Candidates should have a PhD in any humanities or humanities-oriented social science field and have demonstrated experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Successful candidates will also possess a track record of excellence in teaching at the university level. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be mentored by faculty members at KU in allied fields and the Hall Center Director. This is a two-year appointment. The Hall Center is a designated research center on the KU campus that promotes scholarship the humanities, arts, and humanities-oriented social sciences. Along with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the KU Libraries, the Hall Center supports the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH).
Job Description:

65% - Conduct research and work on a substantial, publishable project in the Researcher’s field of study while in residence at the Hall Center. Participate in the Center’s intellectual environment by attending seminars, colloquia, and other relevant scholarly development programs.
30% - Work closely with the IDRH to design and implement digital humanities-specific workshops for faculty and students on campus. Design and teach one digital humanities seminar per year to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
5% - Present research at conferences of national or international status in the Digital Humanities.
Required Qualifications

  1. Doctoral degree in a humanities or humanities-oriented social science field that was received within the previous two (2) calendar years to the time of application
  2. Expertise in the digital humanities, demonstrated by the successful integration of digital humanities tools and methodologies with humanities scholarship.
  3. At least 2 years of experience in teaching undergraduates and/or graduate students at the university level, either as a graduate teaching assistant or lecturer.
  4. Strong computer skills based on previous coursework and/or implementation of digital humanities in the applicant’s previous and current work.
  5. Excellent communication skills, as evidenced by application materials and/or previous publications.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience teaching courses in digital humanities tools and methods at the university level.
2. Experience in research center, laboratory, institute, or library administration.
3. Experience in planning workshops or conferences for academics or the public.
Apply online at and include the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter addressing your specific digital humanities skills, how you meet the qualifications of this position, and what project you will work on while at the Hall Center
  3. Writing Sample of no more than 20 pages
  4. Contact information for three (3) references

Contact Information to Applicants:
Sally Utech, Acting Director, Hall Center for the Humanities
Salary: $47,476.00 annually
Deadline to apply is February 5, 2017
Anticipated State Date: 14 August 2017

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