Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar

Call for Applications

Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities


The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2013-2014 in the area of digital humanities. This position is in association with the Culture, Creativity, and Design Project and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities' DH Initiatives.

This is a one-year fellowship sponsored by the Provost's Office. The position will begin in July 2013 and may be renewable for up to two additional years at the discretion of the Center, the College, and the University Provost.


A Postdoctoral Scholar supports programs in a specialized discipline by participating in an academic community, conducting research, and teaching. This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.


This full-time, 12-month post will be located with the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The post is funded as part of the Culture, Creativity, and Design Initiative, offered through the Office of the Provost. The post can be renewed annually for up to two additional years at the discretion of the Center, the College, and the University Provost.

The position includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and additional funding for professional development resources, including conference travel.

Applicants should be eligible for employment in the United States.


1 July 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.


To apply, please send a letter of application, a current CV, links to online projects and portfolios, a description of the applicant's research program in digital humanities and/or computational methods (no more than 3 single-spaced pages), and letters of reference from three professional references to: with Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar Search Committee in the subject line. Please submit all application materials electronically.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2013. Submissions should be in PDF format and sent to:

Maggie Kaminski
Administrative Director,
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7120

(216) 368.2242


Candidate will work with the Digital Humanities Manager for the Baker-Nord Center, on such initiatives as:

  • infrastructure development, including grant writing and working to advance ongoing Center initiatives;
  • curriculum development and classroom instruction;
  • individual research and digital projects development;
  • faculty instruction and project support; and
  • Center digital projects implementation and development.


In keeping with Case Western Reserve University's policy for postdoctoral scholars, the candidate will engage in a mentorship program, to be developed in conjunction with and under the direction of the Associate Director for Digital Humanities for the Baker-Nord Center.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent, and additional qualifications as noted below.


Applicants must have successfully earned their Ph.D. by the end of June 2013. The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in working in interdisciplinary humanities environments;
  • Familiarity with the most recent work in the digital humanities;
  • A proven record of grant writing and project management skills;
  • Familiarity with the research process and the application of digital tools and workflows to the research process;
  • Experience with curriculum development, ideally with the subject knowledge to seamlessly blend advanced technologies into the classroom as part of a digital humanities-based class;
  • Experience teaching multidisciplinary, digital scholarship at the master's or doctoral level is highly desired; and
  • Experience with some or all of the following is highly preferred: Wordpress, Omeka, Zotero, Oracle Apex; data visualization tools and methods; programming (PHP, XML/XSLT, Python, Ruby, etc.); text-mining tools and methods; text-encoding and markup; and GIS tools and methods.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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