American Philosophical Society, Library
Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The American Philosophical Society (APS) Library invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to research the history of the APS and create an interactive web-based timeline and other special digital exhibits for its 275th anniversary in 2018. The successful candidate will identify key events in the institution’s history, important documents related to this history, and other pertinent information, and then work with Library staff to develop and publish an interactive timeline. In addition, the fellow will be expected to digitize archival materials and work on developing other web-based resources to celebrate the Society’s history. Applicants with training and research interests in the digital humanities, American history, the history of science, or intellectual history are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience with the development of digital resources and a demonstrated interest in working in a library environment.
Applications will be accepted through August 27, 2017. The start date is early fall, ideally before October. Applicants must have defended their dissertation before beginning employment.
Salary: $45,000 per year + benefits.
The American Philosophical Society is an EOE. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.
To apply, upload a CV, a cover letter explaining qualifications for and interest in the position, and the names of three references (not letters of reference, please) to http://apply.interfolio.com/43985.
About the Library: Founded in 1743, the American Philosophical Society, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, the history of anthropology, as well as early American history and culture. The Library houses over 13 million manuscript leaves, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, thousands of prints and maps, and large audio, video, and digital holdings. Outstanding historical collections and subject areas include the papers of Benjamin Franklin (14,000 letters and documents); Jefferson’s holograph of the Declaration of Independence; the American Revolution; the papers of Thomas Paine; 18th and 19th-century natural history; western scientific expeditions and travel including the original journals of Lewis and Clark; polar exploration; the papers of Charles Willson Peale, his family and descendants; American Indian languages; anthropology including the papers of Franz Boas; the papers of Charles Darwin and his forerunners, colleagues, critics, and successors; history of genetics, eugenics, and evolution; history of biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; and history of physics. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense. More information about the Society and the APS Library can be found at www.amphilsoc.org.
Assistant to the Librarian
|Primary Category:||Digital Humanities
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology