Five College Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities and Blended Learning
The Five College Consortium, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities and Blended Learning beginning in the academic year 2017-18. The term of the fellowship is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year. The position will be based at one of the consortium’s associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst). The fellow will be paired with research and teaching mentors in closely related fields and will be an active participant in ongoing projects engaging faculty members across the campuses who are bringing digital approaches and materials to bear on teaching and student research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences through blended approaches. A home campus and department(s) will be assigned based on the fellow’s field and focus.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching in a humanistic discipline centers on theoretical, methodological, and technical encounters with digital technologies, while also demonstrating commitment to meeting the equity and inclusion challenges and opportunities attached to the implementation of digital humanities technologies. We seek candidates who have working familiarity with at least two of the following:
- geographic information systems;
- hardware or software used for spatial humanities work, including VR/AR;
- humanities data visualization, or narrative or arts approaches to working with computational data, including social media data;
- video game studies;
- feminist or intersectional approaches to computing;
- text-mining or other modes of computational approaches to interpretation;
- developing and implementing minimal computing pathways;
- hardware / software studies; and
- new or experimental modes of presenting humanities work in electronic formats, including digital storytelling and game design.
In addition to pursuing an independent research program, the successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses each year, one of which is a new blended course (utilizing both in class and online components). The course, planned for development through next year, will meet needs for an introductory class in digital humanities methodologies.
This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time academic year salaried appointment ($55,000) with excellent benefits and $5,000 in research and travel support. It is open only to recent Ph.D. recipients, those who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. before September 2017 (preference will be given to those completing by May 2017) and no earlier than April 2014.
Marisa Parham, Director, Five College Digital Humanities (email)
TreaAndrea Russworm, Faculty Coordinator, Five College Blended Learning (email)