Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Environmental Humanities at Northwestern

The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies. We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization). We are particularly interested in work that addresses issues of social difference, such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.

The Fellow’s appointment will span the Kaplan Humanities Institute and a department in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before August 31, 2018, and be no more than 4 years past their Ph.D. at the time of the fellowship start date. Fellows should also not have started a tenure track position at the time of application.

The fellow will contribute scholarly expertise to initiatives in the Digital Humanities and will be an active participant in collaborative projects. Fellows typically teach two courses (one of which may be a workshop series for faculty and/or students over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year). The fellow will also give one public lecture or presentation per year. This position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research statement of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, writing sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment, and a sample syllabus for one upper-division undergraduate course. Graduate school transcripts as well as three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be forwarded as part of the application. In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2017.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application date
15 Dec 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2020
2 years
America United States Great Lakes
Humanities Digital Humanities
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 4 years