International Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Digital Humanities

Brown University

The Department of Africana Studies, Center for Digital Scholarship, and Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University invite applications for the 2024-2026 International Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Digital Humanities. Recognizing that Black Digital Humanities is a field that is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and expansive, we welcome scholars whose work addresses one or more of the following topics: Black DH, Critical Black Data Studies, or other topics that are situated at the intersection of the humanities, digital technologies, and a Black epistemological schema. Scholars working in areas such as African Diaspora Studies, Black Internationalism, Black Transnationalism, Global Black Studies, and related fields within the digital humanities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed by the Department of Africana Studies and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and affiliated with the Center for Digital Scholarship. The incumbent will teach one digital humanities course per semester. These will be listed by Africana Studies and cross-listed with the Cogut Institute, and will be considered for inclusion in the list of approved courses for the Doctoral Certificate in Digital Humanities. The incumbent will also be expected to participate in the Cogut Institute’s weekly Tuesday research seminar as well as other activities.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024. The fellow will be employed as postdoctoral research associates with a $65,000 salary, standard benefits, and a $2,000 per year reimbursable research fund.

The Cogut Institute, Department of Africana Studies, and Center for Digital Scholarship place a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department of Africana Studies / Rite and Reason Theatre and the Center for Digital Scholarship and University. Accordingly, the Department of Africana Studies / Rite and Reason Theatre and the Center for Digital Scholarship seek qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. Further, the Department of Africana Studies / Rite and Reason Theatre and the Center for Digital Scholarship is keenly interested in diversifying and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Qualifications

Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Scholars from outside the United States are appointed under J-1 visas (exchange visitors status) only.

Application Instructions

The Cogut Institute, Department of Africana Studies, and Center for Digital Scholarship place a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a cover letter. Please also submit, via Interfolio, a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of reference, addressed to:

Professor Kim Gallon
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Brown University
kim_gallon@brown.edu

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