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Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:11:46 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.629 digital humanities postdoc 2009-10

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 629.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:32:34 -0500
        From: Sara Schmidt <>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2009-10

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Informatics Institute (I3), Illinois Program for Research in
the Humanities (IPRH), and Department of History at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek to fill a one-year post-doctoral position
in informatics (with an emphasis on humanities and history-based research)
for the 2009-10 academic year.

The jointly-appointed I3 Post-Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor
will undertake, publish, and present research; teach one course in the
Department of History on a relevant topic to be negotiated; and collaborate
with others on the University of Illinois campus to strengthen informatics
engagement with the IPRH and the Department of History.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• A Ph.D., completed between August 16, 2006 and August 16, 2009

• Demonstrated engagement with informatics in the research and teachingof history

• Willingness to participate in informatics-related programming at I3, IPRH,
and the Department of History during the fellowship year

• Residence within the Champaign-Urbana area during the term of the

post-doctoral appointment is required

The fellowship comes with a stipend of $45,000 for the year, a $2,500
research account, relocation reimbursement up to $1,500, and a generous
benefits package.

Application Procedures:

The following materials must be received on or before April 10, 2009.

• A curriculum vitae

• A one-page (250-300 words) abstract, accompanied by a detailed narrative
statement (2,000 words) describing the research project the applicant plans
to undertake during the term of the fellowship. The narrative statement
should explain how the proposed project would make a contribution to the
applicant’s research and advance the larger field of study; the
anticipated outcomes of the proposed research (including names of journals
or conferences at which results would be presented); the feasibility of
completing the proposed project during the term of the fellowship; and the
expected pedagogic benefits of the research.

• Three (3) letters of recommendation from senior colleagues who are
familiar with the applicant’s work and the proposal being made for this
fellowship. Letters of recommendation should include evaluation of the
applicant’s proposed research as well as the overall quality of the
applicant’s work. Letters should be submitted directly to the IPRH.

Deadline extensions will not be granted. The review committee will consider
only complete application files; it is the responsibility of the applicant
to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their
letters before the closing date.

Send application materials and letters of recommendation to:Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
805 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Or, send materials as Word attachments to:

Questions about this fellowship should be addressed to:
Dr. Christine Catanzarite, Senior Associate Director, IPRH or (217) 244-7913

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