DH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Trinity University in Texas

Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to join an accomplished team of faculty librarians and a budding community of DH scholars.  Under the auspices of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries, the Fellow’s work is part of a major initiative, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to define and implement a liberal arts college model for digital scholarship and teaching in the arts and humanities.  Further, Trinity is in the process of implementing a new curriculum, which includes a “digital literacy” component required of all students. Our goal is to have digital literacy developed across the curriculum, including disciplines that are still growing their definitions of digital scholarship, learning, and teaching. Undergraduate research is also an emphasis at Trinity, and this position will have the opportunity to work closely with talented, research-oriented undergraduates.

Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

      working with the Mellon Initiative and Library faculty to formulate policies, manage projects, identify content and develop training to support an expanded and sustainable DH program

      investigating and evaluating emerging tools and technologies related to DH research

      holding individual and group DH research training and informational sessions for faculty, staff, and students

      helping individual faculty members to develop and implement digital projects

      assisting faculty members with the integration of DH methodologies into existing and/or new academic courses.

      continuing his or her own DH research; participating in the undergraduate research programs at Trinity

      possibly teaching one class per semester

The Fellow will collaborate with librarians and with the faculty steering committee of the Mellon Initiative in allocating time and expertise to projects.



      Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2015.

      Experience in the use and application of one or more DH methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and transmitting scholarship.

      Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.

      Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities.

      Excellent oral and written communication skills.

      Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


      Demonstrated digital project management experience.

      Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.

      Programming experience.

      Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Appointment Details

This is a two-year full-time position with benefits, including vacation days, sick leave, and health insurance. The successful candidate must attend a one- to two-week introductory seminar in July/August 2015. To assist with the Fellow’s professional development, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the College’s new faculty orientation and mentoring programs. Annual salary commensurate with other postdoctoral appointments. In addition, the Fellow will receive a research and travel fund.

About Trinity University

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America’s four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at: http://new.trinity.edu

To apply:  Please follow the instructions on the following link: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants

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