Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on Tropy (https://tropy.org), a grant-funded research project sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. Operating since 2015, Tropy is a multi-year international research project which has developed a widely used free and open-source software application for archival research. In order to promote the use of Tropy and improve Tropy’s support of varying types of users. We seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join our small outreach and development team who will work under the supervision of the project’s principal investigator and his team based at the University of Luxembourg’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The person hired into this full-time position will develop training modules around the use of Tropy by researchers, archivists, and librarians of varying skill levels; will gather feedback from Tropy users (and prospective users) on researcher needs; will work to develop and execute an outreach plan in coordination with the project PI in Luxembourg; and will be responsible for Tropy outreach outside of Europe to be conducted virtually and on-site in coordination with the Luxembourg-based PI.
Candidates for this position must have a PhD in history or a related field; must be passionate about using technology to conduct historical research; must have experience working in physical or digital archives; and must have an interest or experience in outreach and public speaking.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish; and
Research experience relating to Latin America.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F757AZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interests; a full CV, including any publications; a list of three professional references with contact information; and copies of relevant transcripts.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
|Primary Category:||Digital Humanities