Be our next Perkins Postdoc!

Apply here to become our next Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Perkins Fellow.

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Perkins Fellow in the Council of the Humanities, anticipated to start in July 2020.

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 other 50% of the candidate’s time will involve developing their own research project. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to teach at least one, but no more than two, digital humanities courses per year during their fellowship, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, they will carry the additional title of Lecturer, and research responsibilities will be reduced accordingly. The Perkins Fellow is also expected to participate in the life of the Humanities Council.

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 analysis and visualization, particularly with networks or text mining, 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. PhD required. Untenured scholars with less than three years of postdoctoral experience are eligible to apply.

The Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Perkins Fellow in the Council for the Humanities, including its appointment and teaching, is formally housed in the Council for the Humanities at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a 12-month position, with the second year renewed upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $65,000 per year. Fellows are eligible for up to $3,000 in relocation expenses which is considered taxable income. Before their departure, the Fellow is required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Applications submitted by February 3, 2020 will receive priority. All applications should include (1) cover letter that includes a 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) three letters of recommendation. 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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