The Davidson College Digital Studies program invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship to begin August 1, 2014. Digital Studies at Davidson is an interdisciplinary program that gives students and faculty an opportunity to pursue coursework and research related to digital tools, cultures, and practices. We seek a recent humanities Ph.D. with significant experience in text or data analysis, GIS, sound studies, software studies, new media studies, or another branch of digital humanities. The area of specialization is open to any humanities discipline, including history, literature, language studies, the arts, classics, philosophy, religious studies, film and media studies, and gender and sexuality studies.
The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course per semester at the introductory or advanced level. The fellow will also deliver an annual public lecture and offer a public workshop on digital tools or approaches. The fellow will be expected to provide guidance to student and faculty digital projects.
Davidson College offers research support to postdoctoral fellows, including travel funding and access to the college's makerspace. Collaboration with college librarians, archivists, and instructional technologists is strongly encouraged. The director of Digital Studies will provide teaching and research mentorship to the postdoctoral fellow.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two 1-page course proposals, a list of references, and a representative writing sample or digital project/portfolio. Apply online at https://jobs.davidson.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53140.
Queries may be directed to Mark Sample, Director of Digital Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins March 1, 2014.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.