Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities Northeastern University
The Northeastern University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; the Northeastern NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; and the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announce a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 1, 2014. Specialization may be in any area of social sciences or humanities, with a clear commitment to feminist interdisciplinary work in both gender/sexuality studies and digital humanities. We welcome textual, theoretical, or empirical projects in any field or period that examine questions at the intersection of digital humanities and feminism, gender, and sexuality. Research proposals should involve substantive engagement with both digital humanities and feminist/gender studies; the strongest proposals will include a project component and will address the complex intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.
Areas of particular interest include the transmission, circulation, and organization of social movements for gender and sexual equity; sexual and racial communities, cultures, and markets, particularly as these are inflected by digital culture; memes of gender or sexuality that inform digital humanities theory and practice; expressive uses of media in the construction of gendered and raced subjectivities; feminist investigations of digital representational practices and systems.
Applicants should have received the PhD in a relevant field between May 2010 and May 2014 and have college or university teaching experience. Fellows will present their work to the WGSS and Digital Humanities community and will teach one course in the WGSS program each semester. One course may be Introduction to WGSS or another undergraduate course that will cultivate a broad audience. The other course should integrate Digital Humanities and WGSS. In addition, the fellow will engage with the theoretical and applied work of the NULab, contributing to collaborative digital humanities research projects as appropriate, and contributing to the NULab’s work on theorizing digital humanities practice from a feminist perspective. Fellows will be encouraged to participate in the Northeastern Humanities Center seminar series and in the intellectual life of WGSS, NULab, and of the College.
The fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement: financial and material support for independent research; the ability to develop substantive interdisciplinary teaching expertise; and the opportunity to play a key role in nurturing the growing digital humanities community at Northeastern University.
To apply, visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty positions website at http://northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions. All applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, five-page project proposal that clearly lays out a project at the intersection of Digital Humanities and Gender Studies, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, a one-page proposal for an undergraduate course (other than the Introduction), and provide the names of three referees or a dossier service. For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by January 1, 2014.
Northeastern University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.