Postdoctoral Associates

Overview

The Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) at Yale University Library invites applications for three 12-month Postdoctoral Associate positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. We seek energetic and creative applicants who demonstrate innovative thinking and a proactive approach to the questions that digital humanities methods, approaches, tools, and theories raise in their academic disciplines. 

The focus of these positions is on a research project defined by the applicant. Scholars with a background in any humanities discipline are eligible to apply; the committee especially encourages applicants with a research focus in:

  • Visual Culture, Art, and/or History of Art
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Twentieth-Century European History and Literature, and/or Jewish Studies

Each Postdoctoral Associate will have a dedicated workspace in the DHLab in Sterling Memorial Library; the opportunity to collaborate with technical staff, including a DH Developer and UX Designer; and a budget for computing equipment, professional development, and relocation expenses. The Postdoctoral Associate's primary responsibility will be to his or her own research project. We also expect candidates will be active participants in the intellectual life of the DHLab. The Director of the Digital Humanities Lab will coordinate their integration into the DHLab. Salaries for Postdoctoral Associates will be $47,484.

*One of the three Postdoctoral Associate positions will be a joint appointment with Yale's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (FVAHT). If you would like to be considered for this position in particular, please indicate so on your application.

Responsibilities

Each Postdoctoral Associate will pursue independent digital humanities research relevant to the candidate’s academic discipline. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • conducting research;
  • performing analysis;
  • developing prototypes;
  • presenting results;
  • producing electronic and/or print scholarly articles.
  • For the joint appointment with the FVAHT, responsibilities include developing or integrating tools to explore, analyze, and visualize the FVAHT’s collection.

As a contributing member of the DHLab, the candidate will also participate in the intellectual life of the DHLab, helping the DH community understand and meet the needs of their discipline.

Requirements for Application

  • Research plan for the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, not to exceed 3-5 pages. If you would like to be considered for the joint appointment with the FVAHT, please indicate so here (it will not preclude your consideration for the other two positions).
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the humanities, history, or associated discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning. When a candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by the projected date, the postdoctoral appointment shall be terminated.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or other appropriate sources. The recommenders do not have to be affiliated with Yale. Recommenders should email their letters to dhlab@yale.edu.
  • Curriculum vitae.

Applications should be emailed (PDF preferred) to dhlab@yale.edu by 5:00pm on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Administrative questions about the application process should be emailed to the Director of the DHLabPeter Leonard.

Selection Criteria

  1. Quality of the research proposal and the intellectual significance for the applicant's field of scholarship
  2. Demonstrated experience with and interest in digital humanities projects, methods, approaches, theories, and/or methodologies
  3. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  4. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with programmers, designers, outreach specialists, student workers, faculty, and subject librarians
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