Open for postdoc applications

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Every two years the Center for Digital Humanities seeks a two-year postdoctoral research associate. The successful candidate will collaborate with current Center staff, Princeton faculty, library staff, and graduate students while working on their own project, to be completed within the term of the fellowship. We seek innovative scholars who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise and research questions to the Center. Scholars in all disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to teach one introduction to digital humanities course each year, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching.

The CDH is currently accepting applications here.


The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a two-year Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July 2017. As a member of the CDH team, the Digital Humanities Fellow will devote 50% time to participating in the life of the Center, which includes: collaborating with faculty, graduate students, librarians, programmers, and designers on DH projects, providing consultations, offering workshops, and attending regular staff meetings and CDH events. The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one but no more than two digital humanities courses during the two year term of their fellowship, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching. The Digital Humanities Fellow will have 50% time to develop his or her own research project during non-teaching terms and will have CDH staff guidance on the project.

The successful candidate is an innovative scholar who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the CDH community. Demonstrated experience working on digital humanities projects, as well as familiarity with the main DH trends, research tools and technologies, is required. Expertise in data visualization and/or network analysis is preferred. The Fellow must show excellence in teaching, and must have skill and interest in advising students and colleagues in Digital Humanities work. The Fellow must have the ability to work collaboratively, and have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Untenured scholars who received a PhD within the last three years are eligible to apply.

The Digital Humanities Fellowship is a 12-month position, with the second year renewed upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $60,000 per year. Fellows are eligible for up to $3,000 in relocation expenses which is considered taxable income. In addition to salary, the Digital Humanities Fellow receives reimbursement (up to $2,000 per academic year) for research travel expenses. Before their departure, the Fellow is required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Applications submitted by March 1, 2017 will receive priority. All applications should include (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed digital humanities research project; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate-level introduction to digital humanities course; and (4) names and contact information of three referees. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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