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Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: TR0180018
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The postdoc will advance the partnership in the Digital Humanities between the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, University Libraries, and faculty and students across Virginia Tech. The postdoc is expected to assume a high visibility position advancing the digital humanities at the intersection of research, outreach, and instruction appropriate to a land grant university. The postdoc will have workspace assigned in the Athenaeum, the new Digital Humanities collaboration space in Newman Library. The postdoc will also have an affiliation with the proposed Center for Humanities to be located in the new Liberal Arts Building, as well as appropriate humanities department(s), including English, History, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and Science, Technology, and Society. The postdoc will report to the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, while working closely with the Digital Humanities Librarian and the faculty advisory group for the Athenaeum.

Responsibilities:
❏ Assist humanities faculty, university librarians, and students with digital humanities projects
❏ Promote digital humanities collaborations between faculty, students, and university librarians
❏ Teach two digital humanities courses a year
❏ Develop the postdoc’s research program in ways that lead to appropriate outcomes
❏ Coordinate speaker series / workshops in the digital humanities
❏ Promote digital humanities projects consistent with Virginia Tech’s land grant mission
❏ Contribute to grant-writing activities by Virginia Tech faculty and librarians
❏ Support university initiatives: Data & Decisions and Creativity & Innovation Destination Areas

This position is for two years. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Materials:
❏ Applicant’s cover letter, including date of PhD degree to confirm eligibility
❏ Statement of DH teaching & research plans, (2 pages max)
❏ Research sample (dissertation chapter, conference paper, or published article, 30 pp max)
❏ Summary with links of applicant’s DH projects including teaching, scholarship, and outreach
❏ Curriculum vitae
❏ Names of three references
❏ Transcript
❏ Proposed DH activities

Required Qualifications:

❏ PhD in Humanities field completed between January 1, 2013, and August 1, 2018
❏ Demonstrated experience and skills in teaching the digital humanities
❏ Scholarly excellence at the intersection of digital humanities and primary research field(s)
❏ Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations
❏ Commitment to working toward inclusive excellence among faculty, staff, students
❏ Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

Apply to jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0180018

Application Materials:
❏ Applicant’s cover letter, including date of PhD degree to confirm eligibility
❏ Statement of DH teaching & research plans (2 pages max)
❏ Research sample (dissertation chapter, conference paper, or published article, 30 pp max)
❏ Summary with links of applicant’s DH projects including teaching, scholarship, and outreach
❏ Curriculum vitae
❏ Names of three references
❏ Transcript
❏ Proposed DH Activities

Required Qualifications:
❏ PhD in Humanities field completed between January 1, 2013, and August 1, 2018
❏ Demonstrated experience and skills in teaching the digital humanities
❏ Scholarly excellence at the intersection of digital humanities and primary research field(s)
❏ Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations
❏ Commitment to working toward inclusive excellence among faculty, staff, students
❏ Excellent oral and written communication skills

This position is for two years. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: May 9, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: CLAHS OOD Operations
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/05/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/05/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/84636

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Transcript
  5. Candidate Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. Other Doc
  8. Other Doc #2
Optional Documents