University of Texas at Austin, History and Asian Studies
Two post-doctoral fellows in Japanese Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
The Department of Asian Studies and the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for two post-doctoral fellows in Japanese Studies.
Successful candidates will teach one course per semester with one position housed in the Department of Asian Studies and the other in History. In addition, they will work closely with undergraduate students affiliated with an innovative Digital Humanities space, JapanLab (https://www.utjapanlab.com/). Candidates will also participate fully in the rich intellectual life at the University of Texas at Austin and will receive support as they work to turn their dissertation into a book.
The JapanLab program aims to generate a steady stream of Japan-focused educational video games and other Digital Humanities content designed by undergraduates that can be used in high school and college classrooms across the world. Projects include designing fully functional historical video games (https://www.utjapanlab.com/ghosts), creating digital versions of classic Japanese board games (https://www.utjapanlab.com/playing-at-empire), crafting a virtual model of nineteenth century Yokohama (https://www.utjapanlab.com/yokohama) and a range of other digital initiatives.
The post-doctoral fellowships, which are generously supported by the Japan Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts at UT, will run for one year from September 2023 to August 2024. Fellows will be expected to teach a 1/1 course load that includes some Digital Humanities content. In addition, each semester the fellows will work alongside a team of three or four undergraduate students to design a fully functional digital project. The candidates’ primary role will be to manage the students rather than to execute the project themselves.
Successful applicants will collaborate closely with the Directors of JapanLab: Dr. Kirsten Cather in the Department of Asian Studies, and Dr. Adam Clulow and Dr. Mark Ravina in the Department of History. Any queries can be directed here.
PhD in Japanese Studies must be in hand at least 15 days before the starting date of September 1, 2023. PhD to be received no more than three years prior to start date.
We are seeking to recruit candidates interested in the Digital Humanities but we have no fixed expectation as to skills or background.
- Applications received by 1/3/23 will be given priority. Application portal will remain open until the position is filled.
- Letter of interest (please include some reference to your interest in Digital Humanities)
- 3 letters of recommendation – Referees may anonymously submit letters here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iuXhEBV8yYoFq6
- Short proposal (less than one page total) for 2 undergraduate courses that you would be interested in teaching. Both courses should include some Digital Humanities content and assignments. For a list of standard DH-related assignments see: https://www.utjapanlab.com/assignment
Professor Adam Clulow, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||Japanese History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Digital Humanities