University of Michigan, Digital Studies Institute
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
|Position:||Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow|
Position Description: The Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan invites candidates for the DSI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with one course per year teaching load. This is a 12-month term-limited position beginning 8/26/2024, with the potential to be renewed for a second 12-month term.
Applications are welcome from interdisciplinary scholars with demonstrated research expertise in Digital Studies and closely affiliated fields. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an interest in broadly defined critical digital studies, whose work may come from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to philosophy, art and design, language and literature, anthropology, critical ethnic studies, history, digital archives, law and social work, and other fields in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The post-doctoral fellow will be affiliated primarily with the Digital Studies Institute and will work closely with an interdisciplinary range of faculty and students.
Fellowship Details: This is a 100% effort position over the 12 months (8/26/2024-8/31/2025). It is expected there will be a combination of research (50%), teaching (16.67%), and programmatic development (33.33%) during the nine-month academic year, and research (67%) and programmatic development (33.33%) during the spring/summer term. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in residence no later than August 26, 2024.
As part of the programmatic development effort, the Fellow will be responsible for organizing or participating in two relevant topical events per year (e.g., roundtables, lectures, installations, brown-bags, pedagogy workshops, etc.) in collaboration with the Associate Director of DSI. The Fellow will also have a key role in helping organize the Digital IDEAS Summer Institute that will occur in June 2024. Teaching one course per year as a Lecturer is the expectation. Courses will be assigned at the discretion of the Associate Director, in consultation with the Fellow, depending upon the needs of the unit, qualifications of the Fellow, etc. Duties and responsibilities for the Lecturer position are, in addition to teaching one course per year, holding office hours, supervising Graduate Student Instructors (if applicable), and handling routine matters related to instruction. The total effort will be coordinated so as to total 100% over the 12 months.
Full-time rate (FTR): $60,000/12 months (plus $5,000/year allocation for research expense reimbursement)
Union Affiliation: The Lecturer position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in a Digital Studies-related field (by August 26, 2024), broadly understood. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching.
Application Instructions: Applications received by January 7, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration, but will continue to be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
Please submit the following documents on Interfolio:
- A cover letter addressing the relationship of your research to specific areas in digital studies
- Current CV
- Writing sample
- Research Statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement
- Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, if any
- Three letters of recommendation
All documents can be submitted directly to Interfolio through the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/131042
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
If you have any questions about this posting or the application process, please contact Eric Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Digital Humanities
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