Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh University

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:55pm

Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2016. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies, community engagement, urban studies and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in documentary film or digital storytelling. The scholar will teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into courses. The scholar will also take the lead in organizing a conference at Lehigh during the Spring semester of 2018 that will provide a showcase for student, faculty and community work and a forum for interaction with nationally and internationally recognized figures in digital humanities.

The goal is to expand an undergraduate curriculum that engages the local community, equips faculty with skills in digital humanities, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please apply at and submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. Deadline is March 15, 2016. All inquiries to Professor Edward Whitley:

Lehigh is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.


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