The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University and our on-campus collaborators are currently accepting applications from three DH-related postdoctoral positions! We seek innovative, multidisciplinary scholars to join the Princeton community and contribute to data-driven and computational humanities initiatives on campus.
For all three positions, candidates should have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date. Untenured scholars with fewer than four years of postdoctoral experience are eligible to apply. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Candidates for each position must submit (1) a cover letter; (2) the title and summary of a proposed independent digital humanities research project ; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a sample syllabus for a DH-related undergraduate course; and (5) three letters of reference. Requirements vary slightly by position, so please read the calls for applications in full before applying.
Those interested in more than one opportunity must submit separate applications for each position.
Position summaries are included below. For details, please refer to the links at the bottom of each description.
Perkins Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Council
The CDH Invites applications for a Perkins Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Council. The Fellow may be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar or a more senior research associate.
The Perkins Fellow will spend 50% time on their own digital humanities research project. During the other 50% time, they will participate in the life of the CDH, which may include collaborating with faculty, graduate students, or research software engineers on projects, providing consultations, and/or attending CDH colloquia, discussion groups, meetings, and events. The Perkins Fellow is also expected to participate in the life of the Humanities Council.
The Perkins Fellow will be expected to teach one to two courses per year during their appointment, including our flagship Introduction to Digital Humanities course, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
We are particularly interested in candidates whose research engages with machine learning techniques, such as neural networks, NLP, or computer vision.
Priority deadline: April 10 (we will continue to accept applications after the deadline, and will be reviewing applications until the end of the month)
Postdoctoral Research Associate for Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies
The CDH and the NEH-funded initiative for Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies (MARBAS) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher.
The MARBAS Postdoctoral Associate will spend 50% time on their own digital humanities research project. During the other 50%, they will work with the MARBAS team organizing seminars, coordinating pedagogical resources and advancing MARBAS goals through additional initiatives.
The selected candidate may have the option to teach during their appointment, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
Candidates with a background in the history of the ancient and/or medieval world and with knowledge of codicology, paleography and/or diplomatics in a premodern language tradition, and whose research integrates digital, data-driven, or computational methods, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on non-Western traditions.
Priority deadline: May 7
Postdoctoral Research Associate in African Language Technologies
The Center for Digital Humanities and the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, or more senior researcher, in African Language Technologies.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate in African Language Technologies will spend 50% of their time on their own digital humanities research project. During the other 50% of their time, they will participate in a new multidisciplinary initiative to create data and tools for machine learning for African languages.
The selected candidate may have the option to teach one or two courses per year during their appointment, subject to sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
Candidates with a background in linguistics, natural language processing, and/or computational humanities, and competence in at least one African language, are encouraged to apply.
Priority deadline: May 7