Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship - UIUC



The Illinois Informatics Institute (I3), Illinois Program for Research in the
Humanities (IPRH), and Department of History at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seek to fill a one-year post-doctoral position in
informatics (with an emphasis on humanities and history-based research) for
the 2009-10 academic year.

The jointly-appointed I3 Post-Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor will
undertake, publish, and present research; teach one course in the Department
of History on a relevant topic to be negotiated; and collaborate with others on
the University of Illinois campus to strengthen informatics engagement with the
IPRH and the Department of History.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Ph.D., completed between August 16, 2006 and August 16, 2009
  • Demonstrated engagement with informatics in the research and teaching of history
  • Willingness to participate in informatics-related programming at I3, IPRH, and the Department of History during the fellowship year
  • Residence within the Champaign-Urbana area during the term of the post-doctoral appointment is required

The fellowship comes with a stipend of $45,000 for the year, a $2,500 research
account, relocation reimbursement up to $1,500, and a generous benefits

Application Procedures:
The following materials must be received on or before April 10, 2009.

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A one-page (250-300 words) abstract, accompanied by a detailed
    narrative statement (2,000 words) describing the research project the applicant
    plans to undertake during the term of the fellowship. The narrative statement
    should explain how the proposed project would make a contribution to the
    applicant?s research and advance the larger field of study; the anticipated
    outcomes of the proposed research (including names of journals or conferences
    at which results would be presented); the feasibility of completing the
    proposed project during the term of the fellowship; and the expected
    pedagogic benefits of the research.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from senior colleagues who are
    familiar with the applicant?s work and the proposal being made for this
    fellowship. Letters of recommendation should include evaluation of the
    applicant?s proposed research as well as the overall quality of the applicant?s
    work. Letters should be submitted directly to the IPRH.
    Deadline extensions will not be granted. The review committee will consider
    only complete application files; it is the responsibility of the
    applicant to ensure
    that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their
    letters before
    the closing date.

Send application materials and letters of recommendation to:

Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

805 West Pennsylvania Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801

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