Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship: Digital and Spatial Scholarship in the American West

 

Call for Applicants for Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Digital and Spatial Scholarship in the American West

The Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Spatial History Project's Wallenberg Media Places initiative at Stanford University seek applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on scholarship in the American West using new tools, techniques, and methods of digital and spatial research. The American West is understood as the United States west of the Mississippi, western Canada, all of Mexico, and their interfaces with the Pacific region.

Applicants' own research should involve the sophisticated use of one or more of the following: text markup, mining, and analysis; network analysis and visualization; mapping and spatial analysis; spatial and temporal visualizations; data visualization; interactive multimedia in scholarly communications and pedagogy. Applicants must be comfortable working in a collaborative research setting and have experience successfully participating in project management, programming, coding, or tool building teams.

We welcome applicants from anthropology, geography, history, literary and cultural studies, political science, economics, sociology and urban studies, as well as candidates from the natural sciences with a strong interest and experience in multidisciplinary methods and the humanities.

This postdoctoral fellow's time will be split between pursuing an original project (a research, tool-building, or scholarly communications project), and collaborating with and mentoring other researchers, including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Spatial History Project. The postdoctoral fellow will also teach one course each year in the fields of digital and spatial scholarship.

The appointment is for one year but may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand 30 days prior to the appointment start date.

For further information please contact Zephyr Frank <zfrank@stanford.edu>, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Spatial History Project, or Jon Christensen <jonchristensen@stanford.edu>, Executive Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University. http://west.stanford.edu/fellowships/postdoc.html

Applicants should submit the following materials by April 1, 2011: Cover letter, CV, 1000-word project proposal, dissertation abstract, 25-page writing sample, three letters of recommendation. Send application materials to: Jon Christensen, Executive Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University The Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, 473 Via Ortega, Room 339, Stanford, CA 94305-4225.

 

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