Postdoc, Digital History Pedagogy

Digital History Pedagogy.   The History Department at the University of Delaware offers a postdoctoral appointment in digital history pedagogy.  We seek a recent PhD with a deep commitment to history scholarship, teaching, and digital humanities.  A successful candidate will help the Department develop digital resources for history undergraduates, future teachers, graduate students, and faculty.  He or she will teach one history course a year showcasing digital humanities approaches.

Responsibilities will also include conducting workshop and individual tutorials in the use of digital humanities for research and teaching.  Fifty percent of the appointee’s time will be dedicated to these activities.  The other fifty percent is available for scholarship and professional development.

1)  Doctoral degree in history or related field such as American studies, global studies, or material culture studies.
2) Experience in teaching undergraduates at the university level.
3)  Expertise in the digital humanities, demonstrated by the successful integration of digital humanities tools and methodologies with history scholarship.
4) Strong computer skills, including fluency in platforms such as Omeka, Scripto, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and video and audio editing software.  Familiarity with coding and programming (Java Script/HTML) also desirable.  
5) Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
6) Prior public history experience in the context of museums or other cultural institutions also highly desirable.

This position offers the opportunity to be part of a department of 30 scholar-teachers, many of whom have international reputations in their scholarly fields.  The Department  hosts a highly successful History Education program; a “hybrid” (online/traditional classroom) MA in Social Studies in World History; a graduate Museum Studies certificate program; MA and PhD programs in American history, as well as the Hagley and American Civilization graduate programs.   Digital initiatives are well-supported, with both staff and equipment, through the History Media Center and the Morris Library Student Multimedia Design Center.

This 2-year postdoctoral position is offered at a salary of $45,000 a year, plus benefits.

Please submit:  Cover letter, one-page teaching statement, CV with links to online projects and/or e-portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.
The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. Applicants should visit and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes the cover letter, teaching statement, and curriculum vitae.  Please arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail to Professor Barry Joyce, Chair, Digital History Pedagogy Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (  Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.


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