Postdoctoral Fellowship (Visiting Assistant Professor) in Digital Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D. -granting institution of CUNY, announces a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2012-2013 in the area of digital humanities. This position is in association with the ARC, the CUNY Graduate Center Advanced Research Collaborative, and the GC Digital Initiatives Project.

The Primary responsibilities of the fellow will include: teaching one graduate-level course per semester; grant writing and research in connection with new and emerging GCDI projects; coordination of existing GCDI projects; assisting with the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative lecture series and related events; and collaborating on a variety of digital projects at the Graduate Center.

This is a one year fellowship sponsored by the Provost's Office. Positions will begin on September 1, 2012 and may be renewable for a second year.


As a Post-doctoral Fellow, supports programs in a specialized discipline by participating in an academic community, conducting research, and/or teaching.  This is a non-tenure track position of limited duration.




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


Applicants must have successfully defended the dissertation or be on track to defend by the end of July 2012.

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
- Experience teaching at the master's or doctoral level is highly desired

Experience with some or all of the following is highly preferred:

- Wordpress, Omeka, Drupal
- data visualization tools and methods
- programming (PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.)
- text-mining tools and methods
- text-encoding and markup
- GIS tools and methods

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Salary Range

$55,017 plus benefits


How To Apply

To apply, please send a letter of application, a current CV, links to online projects and portfolios, and the names of three professional references to: with Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee in the subject line. Please submit all application materials electronically.


Applications must be received by May 6, 2012 and will be reviewed beginning April 21, 2012.

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