CLIR Humanities & Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow

JOB SUMMARY:  Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Digital Scholarship from August 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be a member of a vibrant team comprised of colleagues in Library Research & Instructional Services, Special Collections, Educational Technology Services, and Assessment & Learning Spaces. We welcome candidates who hold, or will hold by July 2017, a PhD in any discipline relevant to the digital humanities. The Postdoctoral Fellow is a key position in the integrated digital scholarship program at Bryn Mawr.

We are seeking a creative and technically skilled person to promote the use of digital technologies and resources for humanities research, teaching, and intellectual engagement. The strongest candidates will be familiar with a variety of digital methods, have extensive experience with collaborative digital scholarship, and an awareness of issues at the intersection of digital scholarship and pedagogy. The Fellow will work closely with a team of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) staff, faculty, and students to support the College’s vision for incorporating digital technologies in innovative, collaborative research, teaching, and learning. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in the promotion of collaborative projects in the humanities and connection of digital humanities projects with the College’s digital competencies framework for students.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence as a member of Bryn Mawr’s LITS division, under the supervision of the Digital Scholarship Specialist. The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will follow two areas of focus: Contextualizing Digital Collections for Teaching and Learning, and Cultivating High-End Digital Experimentation and Competencies among Humanities Faculty and Students. Under “Contextualizing Digital Collections,” the Fellow will build on successful projects started through the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, notably the award-winning “Black at Bryn Mawr” project and the collaborative digital projects currently underway, including the NEH-funded “College Women” and CLIR Hidden Collections-funded “Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis,” by working with student interns to develop teaching and learning resources around the collections and supporting new research projects developed by students and faculty. Under “Cultivating High-End Digital Experimentation,” the Fellow will prepare hands-on workshops on digital tools in the humanities, work with graduate and undergraduate interns to develop mastery of particular tools, and work with faculty and students on complex digital projects.

In recognition of the importance of innovative scholarship and professional development for this position, 20 percent of the Fellow’s time will be allocated to their own research, writing, giving presentations, and related scholarly activities, with access to generous professional development resources.

COMPENSATION: Bryn Mawr College offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including 22 vacation days and generous pension contribution. Bryn Mawr is an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse environment.

ENVIRONMENT: Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,400 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large.