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Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, Online Communities


Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, Online Communities

Iter ( and the University of Toronto Scarborough are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow working in areas that bridge computation, digital humanities, and textual studies in a project related to Iter Community (, an emerging digital platform to facilitate research and teaching in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of adjacent developers, research assistants, research partners, and postdoctoral fellows who share interests in both the humanities and their digital engagement; ideal candidates may come from a number of pertinent disciplinary backgrounds, but will share similar enthusiasm as well as be able to introduce the team to new ideas and new perspectives.  Successful candidates will have skills and aptitudes in humanities-oriented research, specifically those related to textual studies, digital humanities, and social networking, also including training or demonstrated experience working with a variety of digital humanities resources such as digital archives, scholarly editions, journals and monographs, and related areas. Organizational skills are essential. Interest and aptitude in research planning and management are an asset, as are technical skills pertinent to social networking environments. The ability to work in concert with our existing team is a critical requirement.

This position includes salary that is competitive in the Canadian context, governed in part by funding agency practices and subject to budgetary approval. The position is located in Toronto and is available for September 2013, for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal.

Applications comprising a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees may be sent electronically to (Margaret English-Haskin).

Interviews may be conducted via Skype or in person, in Toronto or other venues as feasible. Review of applications begin 15 June 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


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