FELLOWSHIP: Posen Fellowship in Digital Humanities & Indexing

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The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization announces a new initiative, the Posen Fellowship in Digital Humanities & Indexing. This is a 10-week PAID fellowship (January 9-March 20, 2022) for graduate students (all stages) and post-docs in digital humanities, digital archiving, or metadata and indexing, with a passion for Jewish studies. To learn more and apply: https://www.posenlibrary.com/frontend/DHFellowship 

About the Fellowship

We seek to create a cohort of 10–15 Fellows in Digital Humanities & Indexing with graduate level work in digital humanities, digital archiving, or metadata and indexing, as well as a passion for Jewish Studies. Fellows will spend the bulk of their time working with the primary sources of The Posen Library (5 of 10 volumes published to date), tagging the texts and artwork according to theme, genre, and geography. In addition to this indexing work, this is a professional development opportunity that will include group workshops and opportunities to learn from digital humanities and publishing professionals. All ranks of scholars will be considered: graduate students, ABD, post-doctoral.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • identifying themes in texts and artwork and tagging these sources from a set list;
  • researching historical geography;
  • organizing large volumes of data;
  • data entry.

Essential qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • graduate level scholar of digital archive studies, digital humanities, library science, or museum studies, particularly in fields related or adjacent to Jewish Studies;
  • high levels of detail and organization;
  • excellent computer skills including experience with Dropbox, and Google Sheets;
  • native-level fluency in English;
  • independent initiative.

The Fellowship is remote and international applications will be considered. The position will be paid hourly at a rate of USD$20–25/hr. This is a 10-week term, beginning January 9, 2022, with the possibility for additional work beyond the conclusion of the Fellowship on March 20, 2022. Prior to the start of the program, Fellows must commit to work at least 10 hours/week and attend all virtual meetings. A stable, high-speed internet connection is required for the position and must be provided by the Fellow.

The Posen Library is committed to an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.

Interested candidates should apply here. The form will request that you upload a C.V., the names and contact information for two recommenders, and a letter of inquiry, which includes your motivation for applying, areas of interest/expertise, ways you intend to apply this expertise to The Posen Library, how this Fellowship will contribute to your professional development and career goals. Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. For questions, contact Alison Joseph, Senior Editor, ajoseph@posenlibrary.com