Humanities Data Teaching Fellows

Call for Applicants: Humanities Data Teaching Fellows

Due: March 15, 2022

The Humanities Computing Curriculum Committee (HC3) seeks to award up to five Princeton PhD students as Humanities Data Teaching Fellows. These Fellows will be invited to bring their humanities subject expertise to a pathbreaking data sciences curriculum development initiative.

Each Humanities Data Teaching Fellow will receive a stipend of $2,000 and serve from June to August 2022. They will work with the Center for Digital Humanities to develop a course module that demonstrates data science methods using a humanities dataset. Humanities Data Teaching Fellows will hone their curriculum development skills and apply their skills and training as humanists in innovative ways, either developing modules with a specific course in mind, or creating a module looking ahead to their own future teaching.

Fellows are expected to devote between 5-7 hours per week throughout their appointment. During the Summer of 2022, the Fellows must be available for weekly virtual check-in meetings via Zoom where they will discuss recent scholarship in humanities computing and progress on their module.

Fellows will work independently to develop course modules based in their subject expertise and will discuss progress on those modules with CDH staff.

Each Fellow must be an enrolled student at Princeton during the term of their fellowship (through Aug. 2022), and is responsible for confirming their eligibility with their department DGS and assuring compliance with the Graduate School Employment Policy before applying.

No prior experience with computer programming is required. During weekly meetings with the CDH, Fellows will learn the basics of the Python programming language and running Jupyter notebooks to design their interactive course modules. We are especially interested in scholars whose research interests bridge humanistic and computational methods, though beginners are welcome.

Please send 1) your CV, 2) a one-page cover letter describing your research experience with or interest in humanities computing, and 3) a brief description of a dataset related to your field that you would like to use as a basis for your module. Send all materials by March 15, 2022 to cdh-info@princeton.edu.

The Humanities Computing Curriculum Committee (HC3) is a joint venture of technologists, humanists, and administrators across Princeton who seek to integrate methods from the humanities with computer and data science in the undergraduate curriculum. HC3 believes that emerging methods in data science promise new insights into human history and culture, and that the humanities are vital to developing and applying socially responsible technology in the world today.