Center for Humanities and Information Junior Fellowships
The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to two junior fellows to begin in the Fall of the 2018-19 academic year.
Focusing on critical and theoretical approaches to information, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are renewable for up to three years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salary $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package. Fellows have access to research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus and to participate in the Center’s colloquia and other events.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 31, 2018) and a record of peer-reviewed work. CHI welcomes co-applications from two or more people working on a single project. The fellowships are also open to projects oriented towards library and information science; for such projects a master’s degree in library/information science qualifies as equivalent scholarly credentials.
For 2018-2019, we are especially interested in candidates whose research engages the digital humanities, broadly conceived, or who would be excited about teaching or co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the history and theory of information. Letters of application should address one or both of those topics, where appropriate.
Review of applications will begin on March 26 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp.