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Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships – MIT

The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships/Associates in the Digital Humanities

One postdoc (position a) will be for one year, with possible renewal pending available funding; one postdoc (position b) will be a two-year position.

Postdocs will work within the newly created, Mellon-funded SHASS Digital Humanities Lab to pursue their own research and enable the creation of digital tools to assist in other faculty research and pedagogy.  Depending on departmental needs, each scholar will teach up to one class per year in their area of research or discipline.

Applicants are welcomed in all areas of humanistic research represented in SHASS, including History, Literature, Anthropology, Global Studies and Languages, Theater Research, and Comparative Media Studies/Writing, with the exception of music/musicology.  (Art History is represented in the School of Architecture at MIT and not included in the call; however, interdisciplinary art historians with substantial expertise in one of the above-named departments may apply)

The salary will be $67,000 per year, plus benefits.  Fund for limited research/presentation travel will be included.  The appointment will be effective, July 1, 2018.


  1.     Doctoral Degree (position b) or ABD (a) in a discipline present in MIT SHASS.  For position (b) the degree must have been earned between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.
  2.     Experience in humanistic research and evidence of teaching ability
  3.     Technical skills including demonstrable knowledge of at least one programming language.  Prior experience in uniting technical and humanistic research is a plus.
  4.      Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team

Online Application

Please submit online applications including the following listed materials via Academic Jobs Online: Cover letter that includes description of relevant experience(s), skills, and project for the position; CV with links to any technical/online projects, and two letters of recommendation.  Applicants will be asked to specify if they are applying for one or both positions. Address cover letters to Michael Scott Cuthbert, Faculty Director of Digital Humanities, Associate Professor of Music.

Applications, including supporting letters, must be received by 30 April to receive full consideration.  Selections will be announced by the end of the following month.

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please email shass-digitalhumanities@mit.edu

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Paid Communications Internship – ACH

The Association for Computers and the Humanities seeks applicants for a paid Communications internship. The intern will work with the ACH Executive to write blog posts and announcements about ACH and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ACH’s social media presence; assist in maintenance of its website; and perform other communications-related responsibilities. The Intern should anticipate spending approximately 10 hours per month on the position. The internship comes with a small annual stipend of $2000. It is well-suited for advanced undergraduate or graduate students who seek to supplement their existing digital humanities coursework or projects.

Desired skills and qualifications include:
excellent written and visual communication skills
knowledge of digital humanities
expertise in social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
comfort in using WordPress
experience in developing content management for public audiences
experience in graphic design and/or multimedia editing skills
ability to work with minimal supervision
attention to detail

To apply, submit a CV or résumé that includes links to your social media or public projects, and at least one current academic reference to Alex Gil, current ACH communications officer at colibri.alex@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) with ACH Communications Internship in the subject line. The application deadline is May 15, 2018 with the position beginning June 1, 2018 and ending June 1, 2019. This position may be renewed.

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Curator Digital Collections – The Wolfsonian-FIU

Monday, April 16, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 27, 2018 (All day)

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University seeks an experienced Curator Digital Collections to contribute to the interpretation and development of its singular and diverse collection of modern art and design. The core of The Wolfsonian’s 180,000 holdings is an extraordinary collection of decorative arts, fine arts, propaganda, architectural materials, and industrial and graphic design from the period 1850–1950.

The Digital Collections Curator, in collaboration with the curatorial and library team, drives the creation of innovative digital products produced by and for The Wolfsonian at FIU and actively engages with a wide variety of communities, both online and in real life, as a means of engaging audiences using and creating digital technology and new media.

Follow this link to learn more https://goo.gl/j4AZtR or http://hr.fiu.edu/pshr/index.php and search for Job Code 514870.  Follow link in the posting to Apply Now and submit your resume, a one-page cover letter describing interest and experience, and the names of three references. The Wolfsonian–FIU can only consider applicants who complete the FIU online application process.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies – University of Maryland

The Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek applicants with specializations in textual/cultural analytics or other critical digital approaches who may work across literary periods and media forms, and who can teach and communicate their research methods to undergraduate and graduate student classes. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda; to teach four courses (a 2-2 load); and to play a dynamic role in an environment that includes an undergraduate track in media studies within the department’s major and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in digital studies, as well as a leading digital humanities center (the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities).

The deadline for priority consideration is May 2, 2018, but applications will be received until the position is filled. To assure consideration, please a submit a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (also pointers to online work if applicable), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus (uploaded as supplemental document 1), and a list of three references (no letters at this time).

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 1, 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students, and staff, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Writing Sample 1
  5. Supplemental Document 1
  6. List of References (no emails sent from system)

Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geospatial Data Discovery, Access, Management, and Curation – Johns Hopkins

The JHU Sheridan Libraries and Museums of Johns Hopkins University seeks applications for a 24-month Fellowship to work on best practices for making geospatial data discoverable, accessible, and curating it for longer-term preservation. The Fellow will look at both curating library collections of geospatial data and making them more accessible to users, as well as supporting users in managing and sharing their own geospatial research data.

Project areas will include:

  • Survey the landscape of best practices in geospatial data discovery, access, management, and curation
  • Assess the library’s collection of geospatial data to identify and implement methods to make the data more discoverable, accessible, and usable for researchers
  • Create resources, guides, and trainings to provide guidance to researchers to describe and manage their data to facilitate data management, discovery, and reuse of geospatial data
  • Develop and teach the best practices for publishing and visualizing geospatial data
  • As applicable, collaborate with relevant colleagues in the library and groups on campus

The Fellow will be assigned to the Data Services unit, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate of the Library, and report to the Manager of Data Services. Data Services provides a suite of services to help faculty, students and researchers with work with data, including data management and GIS services. The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of these two service areas of the team. The Sheridan Libraries is situated within a strongly research-oriented and academic environment, and the Data Services team welcomes working with the fellow to scope and define additional smaller projects of their own interest.

The Fellow will also participate in the activities sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship program.



  • PhD completed within the last five years in the Social Sciences, Sciences, or other relevant field
  • Experience working with geospatial data for research
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively


  • Experience with geospatial analysis using GIS analysis software or programming languages, such as ArcGIS, R, Python, QGIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of geospatial metadata standards FGDC and/or ISO 19115
  • Familiarity with principles and tools for data curation
  • Knowledge of database systems such as PostGIS, PostgreSQL, ESRI Geodatabases, etc.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is in the range of $55,000-$65,000 plus benefits, depending on qualifications.


The Sheridan Libraries has had a long-standing commitment to building both knowledge and systems to support data curation across disciplinary domains. The Sheridan Libraries Digital Research and Curation Center has played a significant role in managing initiatives to explore deep curation needs with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, reviewing repository infrastructure and platforms, and leading the Data Conservancy, a community focused on the development of solutions to digital research data collection, curation, and preservation challenges.  In 2011 the JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) unit was launched from expertise and experience gained through the Data Conservancy in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Library program. The JHUDMS provides research data management services and solutions for the Johns Hopkins community and has a strong track record of incremental and impactful success in growing data management support and services for the community. In 2017, JHUDMS and GIS came together to form the Data Services team.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the historic George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the DC Centers, the Evergreen Museum and John Work Garrett Library, and the Homewood Museum. Staff from the libraries and museums teach classes, curate exhibitions, produce scholarship and serve as principle investigators for research initiatives. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to ‘work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.’  For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.

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