FEATURED JOB: Digital World History Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

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Digital World History Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Pittsburgh

The World History Center (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) and the Department of History (www.history.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital History beginning Fall 2019. We seek candidates who have a background in history or a cognate field and who also have expertise in database and website design, data visualization, spatial analysis, or semantic web methodologies.

In addition to engaging in their own research, the successful candidate will collaborate on the Center Director’s current research initiatives, which include a digital atlas of Chinese environmental history and a World Historical Gazetteer (http://whgazetteer.org/). The Fellow will also serve as the student supervisor and lead instructor for the Digital Atlas Design Internship (https://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/project).  This will require regular meetings with students and faculty advisors. The Fellow is also expected to advise faculty and graduate students about digital methodologies and tools, consult with the system administrators who support the Center’s servers, and participate actively in the Center’s activities, events, and intellectual community.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2019. Please apply here: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjYw by uploading a letter of application, full CV and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2019. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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Contact Info: 

Ruth Mostern
Chair, Digital World History Postdoc Search Committee
World History Center
3900 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260