Digital Humanities Post-doctoral Fellowship


The Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2013 – 2015

We are writing with news of (i) an opportunity for someone to join the digital humanities group at the University of Guelph as a post-doctoral scholar


The successful applicant is expected to pursue the research project submitted in their application, and to help promote the digital humanities at Guelph. Specifically, their duties will include 1) conducting original research; 2) creating and organizing a digital humanities speakers’ series that would run over the course of the academic year; 3) acting as a consultant for University faculty and graduate students interested in developing expertise in the digital humanities; 4) teaching one course in the digital humanities, either at the senior undergraduate or graduate level; 5) providing consultation and guidance on digital humanities technology and/or space in the McLaughlin Library ; 6) providing guidance and training in the application of digital technologies in the analysis of library collections.

Application Criteria
The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and expertise in humanities computing (broadly understood), and will have completed a PhD within the last five years. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed between the College of Arts and the unit that best reflects his/her home discipline. The position will begin on August 1st, 2013.
Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of application. They must submit ALL of the following by the postmark deadline (March 31st, 2013):
•    an application letter (1,500 words or less) outlining the candidate’s experience in digital humanities and the research project they propose to undertake while at Guelph,

•    a current CV;

•    a graduate transcript,

•    two confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to us before the deadline.

•    Electronic applications are welcome, provided that original hard copies of the transcripts and reference letters are submitted by mail by the postmark deadline (March 31, 2013).

Criteria for selection are the quality and originality of the proposed research and its relevance to the digital humanities, the candidate’s fit with the mandate to promote the digital humanities at Guelph, and the candidate’s record of scholarly achievement. The selection committee will include representatives from the College of Arts and the University of Guelph Library.

 The University of Guelph is located less than an hour from Toronto’s international airport, in the heart of Canada’s ‘technology triangle’ and a short distance from the Shaw Festival, the Stratford Festival, Niagara Falls and other attractions.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to:
Dr. Donald Bruce, Dean, College of Arts, MacKinnon 0005, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada  N1G 2W1

 Kris Inwood and Graeme Morton