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    *From:* Diane Graves [mailto:dgraves@TRINITY.EDU]
    *Sent:* Monday, November 03, 2014 11:13 AM

    Colleagues: Please share the following posting with potentially
    interested individuals or departments that might have such people. Thanks
    in advance!

    Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Trinity University, San Antonio, TX invites applications for a two-year
    postdoctoral fellowship to join an accomplished team of faculty librarians
    and a budding community of DH scholars. Under the auspices of the Council
    on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in
    Academic Libraries, the Fellow’s work is part of a major initiative,
    supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to define and
    implement a liberal arts college model for digital scholarship and teaching
    in the arts and humanities. Further, Trinity is in the process of
    implementing a new curriculum, which includes a “digital literacy”
    component required of all students. Our goal is to have digital literacy
    developed across the curriculum, including disciplines that are still
    growing their definitions of digital scholarship, learning, and teaching.
    Undergraduate research is also an emphasis at Trinity, and this position
    will have the opportunity to work closely with talented, research-oriented

    Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

    ● working with the Mellon Initiative and Library faculty to formulate
    policies, manage projects, identify content and develop training to support
    an expanded and sustainable DH program

    ● investigating and evaluating emerging tools and technologies related
    to DH research

    ● holding individual and group DH research training and informational
    sessions for faculty, staff, and students

    ● helping individual faculty members to develop and implement digital

    ● assisting faculty members with the integration of DH methodologies
    into existing and/or new academic courses.

    ● continuing his or her own DH research; participating in the
    undergraduate research programs at Trinity

    ● possibly teaching one class per semester

    The Fellow will collaborate with librarians and with the faculty steering
    committee of the Mellon Initiative in allocating time and expertise to



    ● Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline
    after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2015.

    ● Experience in the use and application of one or more DH
    methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS,
    network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and
    transmitting scholarship.

    ● Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.

    ● Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital
    research to scholars in the humanities.

    ● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    ● Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team


    ● Demonstrated digital project management experience.

    ● Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.

    ● Programming experience.

    ● Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

    *Appointment Details:*

    This is a two-year full-time position with benefits, including vacation
    days, sick leave, and health insurance. The successful candidate must
    attend a one- to two-week introductory seminar in July/August 2015. To
    assist with the Fellow’s professional development, the Fellow will have the
    opportunity to participate in the College’s new faculty orientation and
    mentoring programs. Annual salary commensurate with other postdoctoral
    appointments. In addition, the Fellow will receive a research and travel

    *About Trinity University:*

    Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences
    institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty,
    and exceptionally bright students. Trinity is located in what Will Rogers
    called one of America’s four unique cities. Combining Old World charm, a
    multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions,
    San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and
    work. Additional information can be found at: http://new.trinity.ed

    *To apply: Please follow the instructions on the following link: *

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