Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at USC

The USC Humanities in a Digital World Program is not accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships at this time.

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities. The annual salary is $66,552 with access to $5000 in funds annually to support the digitization of new materials.

The USC Digital Humanities Program is administered through the office of the Vice Dean of Humanities at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, with key support and participation from the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), notably from its Media Arts + Practice Program (MA+P), as well as direct participation of the USC Libraries through the USC Digital Repository. The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture and Scalar. Fellows will be affiliated with one of the humanities centers or institutes at USC, including, but not limited to the Shoah Foundation Institute, the Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, the Brain and Creativity Institute, and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Cultures.

Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work in panels at the annual public symposia on how their immersion in digital humanities techniques has shaped their research, writing, and presentation of evidence. Each fellow will teach three courses over two academic years.

The fellowship is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2014 and August 2017. To apply, please go to the application at the USC Jobs site and submit the following materials: cover letter/ research statement, c.v., dissertation abstract, writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for the receipt of all materials is January 31, 2017.

Application date
2 years
Humanities : Digital humanities and big data