Deadline: January 31, 2022
Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
As a member of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both scholarly audiences and the wider public, and consider the political and cultural concerns of scholarly work that draws on and interprets traumatic pasts.
The Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate will also teach one course during the academic year in digital humanities or the fellow’s home discipline (departmental affiliation will be negotiated as appropriate). The fellow may play a role in the planning of a lecture series and other events designed to increase awareness of diverse scholarly voices. Approximately one third of the fellowship period would be devoted to the fellow’s own digital scholarship.
The one-year position, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2022 (or no later than September 1), provides a $60,000 stipend plus benefits as well as $5,000 in research/professional development funding.
Scholars who have received their degrees within the last five years and pursue work in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences are eligible to apply.
Priority in the review process will be given to applicants who
- demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement and whose scholarly interests and work are relevant to the projects under development
- demonstrate a commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
- demonstrate a strong understanding of how to expand opportunities and create diverse and inclusive classroom and research spaces
- demonstrate interest in communicating humanities scholarship to non-specialist audiences
- demonstrate experience working on digital humanities projects and familiarity with digital humanities tools and methods
- demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills