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Humanist Archives: Sept. 27, 2019, 6:52 a.m. Humanist 33.280 - a postdoc and two professorships

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 280.
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    [1]    From: Cesar A Braga-Pinto 
           Subject: Digital Humanities Postdoc @ Northwestern U. (99)

    [2]    From: McDivitt, Anne 
           Subject: Tenure-Track Position DH Study of Religion (30)

    [3]    From: nathan loewen 
           Subject: Tenure-track job in Social Theory and the Digital Study of Religion (72)

        Date: 2019-09-27 04:59:05+00:00
        From: Cesar A Braga-Pinto 
        Subject: Digital Humanities Postdoc @ Northwestern U.

       Postdoctoral Fellowship in the DIGITAL Humanities

Northwestern University application deadline: December 15, 2019

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a
two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from
September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.

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 use the revolutionary potential of digital platforms to undertake
innovative humanities research, and those who analyze the intellectual,
methodological, and theoretical challenges of digital platforms and
instruments themselves. We are particularly interested in candidates
equipped to teach an advanced introductory course in the digital
humanities. The capacious field of digital humanities includes the use
or study of digital tools, modes of scholarly publication, video games,
and network cultures, as well as research in a traditional field through
computational approaches such as data visualization, mapping, or other
techniques. 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 or program in Northwestern University's 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, 2020, and be no more than 4 years past their Ph.D. at
the fellowship start date. Fellows should not have started a tenure
track position at the time of application.

The Fellow will contribute to initiatives in the digital humanities and
in public engagement. Fellows typically teach two courses (one of which
may be a workshop series over the course of the three-quarter-long
teaching year or a two-week summer workshop for faculty). The Fellow
will give, at a minimum, one public lecture in their first year. This
position is a two-year, full-time fellowship with benefits.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, 3-page research statement
of the proposed project, writing sample of 15-30 pages (accompanied by
relevant multimodal materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly
accomplishment, and two sample syllabi for courses. 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, 2019.

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.

Questions? Please contact Tom Burke at thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.


  1. Please prepare PDF files and determine three references (for a
     description of the files that are needed, see below). Only then
     should you proceed to the Online Application Portal because the
     system will not accept incomplete applications. All required fields
     must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button.
  2. In the application portal, please complete ALL sections of the
  3. LIST OF REFERENCES SECTION: You will list three recommenders
     (including the dissertation advisor) who will submit letters of
     recommendation; please have their names along with their email
     addresses ready when you access the application. After you submit
     your complete online application, your recommenders will
     automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters.
     These letters are due December 18, 2019, which is three days after
     the application deadline; please inform your recommenders of this
     timeline. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or
     dossier service (e.g., Interfolio) to submit any or all
     recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your
     recommender's address in the appropriate space.
  4. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS SECTION. Please upload the following
     application documents (PDFs) in the application portal. Document
     size limits are listed in the application (7MB-8MB). File names
     should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such
    /Curriculum vitae/
    Research Statement(3 pages) of the project to be undertaken during
     the fellowship period
    Writing Sample 1 of 15-30 pages (accompanied by relevant
     materials) or comparable evidence of scholarly accomplishment
    Sample Syllabi: Please use this section to provide two sample
     syllabi for upper-division undergraduate courses. Please combine
     these into a single PDF to upload to the portal.
    Graduate Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable with
     the understanding that official transcripts may be requested at a
     later date

        Date: 2019-09-27 04:55:27+00:00
        From: McDivitt, Anne 
        Subject: Tenure-Track Position DH Study of Religion

Hello everyone!

I wanted to announce a tenure-track position in "Social Theory and the
Digital Study of Religion" at the University of Alabama: "The area of
specialization (historic period, region, or group studied) is open...
the Department is especially looking for a scholar with demonstrated
expertise in digital humanities research methods." Please pass the link
along to people who can apply computational humanities/digital
humanities methods to a critical theory-based approach to "religion" as
a contested and constructed category. Thanks!


Anne Ladyem McDivitt, PhD
Assistant Professor | Digital Humanities Librarian
Alabama Digital Humanities Center
University of Alabama Libraries
The University of Alabama
112 Gorgas Library
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0767 

        Date: 2019-09-26 16:11:41+00:00
        From: nathan loewen 
        Subject: Tenure-track job in Social Theory and the Digital Study of Religion

Dear Humanist Colleagues,

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant
professor in the area of Social Theory and the Digital Study of
Religion, beginning August 2020.


The area of specialization (historic period, region, or group studied) is open;
however, the successful candidate must complement and enhance the current
specialties of the Department by using social theory to understand religion as
an element of culture. The specific research area is thus part of the scholar's
attempt to answer broader, cross-cultural questions related to identity, power,
and discourse. This position will supplement the Department's B.A. curriculum
(which now includes a digital humanities course) and will be of primary
importance to the Religion in Culture M.A. program (which requires students to
be familiar with a variety of digital skills). While a variety of digital
specialties are potentially relevant, the Department is especially looking for a
scholar with demonstrated expertise in digital humanities research methods
(e.g., computational text analysis, data visualization, network analysis, GIS,
etc.) and public humanities (e.g., digital collections, digital curation,
podcasting, etc.).

The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory/lower- and
upper-level B.A. courses to graduate seminars on a variety of analytic topics
related to the successful candidate's historical and/or ethnographic area(s) of
specialization. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to the department's
establishment of interdisciplinary digital humanities courses. All faculty are
also expected to supervise M.A. students in the social theory of religion when
student interests intersect with faculty expertise. At the time of hire, a Ph.D.
is required. The committee welcomes applications from candidates with training
in the academic study of religion as carried out in a public university, but
will also entertain training in related fields (literature, history,
anthropology, etc.), as long as expertise in studying and teaching social theory
and digital methods in the study of religion are evident. Applicants should
demonstrate an active and ongoing research agenda, highlight their teaching
experience, and make readily apparent their ability to contribute to the life of
an academic department in the areas of service and collaboration. Review of
applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applicants are required to apply
online, submitting a cover letter, C.V. (with links to examples of digital work,
if available), writing sample, and contact information for three references.
Selected applicants will subsequently be asked to provide letters of
recommendation, and the committee will then hold online meetings with a small
number of candidates before identifying finalists to be brought to campus for

For information, please contact
Professor Michael J. Altman
Chair, Social Theory and the Digital Study of Religion
Department of Religious Studies
212 Manly Hall
P.O. Box 870264
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264

Best regards, NL


Nathan Loewen | Assistant Professor / Faculty Technology Liaison
Religious Studies/eTech
The University of Alabama
301 Manly Hall
Box Box870264
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-3467 | Fax 205-348-6621
nrloewen@ua.edu | https://religion.ua.edu/

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