Digital Humanities

1. Assistant professor in Digital Humanities and Information Cultures; Faculty of Humanities – Department of Media Studies


Level of education: PhD

Salary indication: €3,400 to €5,288 gross per month

Closing date: 30 May 2016

Hours :38 hours per week

Vacancy number: 16-225


The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. There are almost 700 employees affil- iated with the Faculty, which has about 6,000 students.

The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportu- nity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic con- text in which new educational methods are being developed.

Together with other new assistant professors you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didac-  tical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candi- date's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration.


Job description

The candidate will bring to the position a relevant and innovative research agenda in the areas of Digital Humanities and Information Cultures and will be especially interested in the critical study, de- velopment and application of digital methods, techniques and tools. The study of Digital Humanities within Media Studies con- cerns both contemporary and historical periods, and also tran- scends the individual disciplines within the field. Candidates will be at home in more than one sub-discipline, demonstrated by experience in working with data collections of different types, both digitized and born-digital. In the study of information and media (broadly understood as books, artworks, audio-visual media and digital media), digital research materials are evolving in spectac- ular fashion, leading to new research affordances that require a critical approach to media as information, as well as to how digital media structure the reuse and interpretation of born-digital and historical data. The successful candidate is expected to bring to- gether researchers working in Digital Humanities, Information Cultures and Media Studies and aim to acquire funding for collab- orations by actively participating in one of the research schools in the Faculty of Humanities. Whilst the successful candidate is free to choose his/her research affiliation, he/she would be asked to make a contribution to the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity, one of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority areas.

The candidate also will play a major role in teaching courses and in curriculum development in the bachelor, Media and Information (in both the Information Cultures as well as the New Media tracks, in- cluding the minor in Digital Humanities), and in the master pro- grams in Information Cultures, Archival Studies and/or New Media & Digital Culture. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be an ambassador for the research programs and actively liaise and work with stakeholders both within and outside of the university sector.



Relevant PhD degree, or PhD defense date scheduled before start of contract, in the area of humanities;

programming skills and/or skilled use of software for data analysis;

experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by publications in renowned international academic journals / edited volumes;

several years of teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable didactic abilities and / or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;

experience in an academic position where research and teach- ing are combined;

experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; affinity with the use of  ICTs in academic education;

capable of functioning at all levels in more than one programme of study;

organisational experience and skills;

reliable team worker;

thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers are requested to achieve competency in Dutch within two years.

Further information

Prof. Richard Rogers



The appointment will be a tenure track appointment, for 38 hours a week. The initial appointment will be two years. Depending on teaching evaluations and professional assessment, tenure will be granted after two years. The gross monthly salary will range from €3,400 (scale 11) to €5,288 (scale 12), based on a full-time ap- pointment (38 hours a week). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.


Job application

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and two names of referees should be sent no later than 29 May 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree via our email ad- dress Please state vacancy number 16-224 in the subject line.


No agencies please


Contact info: Dr. Carolin Gerlitz

Assistant Professor in New Media

Program Director MA New Media & Digital Culture

University of Amsterdam

Turfdraagsterpad 9

1012 XT Amsterdam


2. Assistant Director of the Center for Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton seeks an Assistant Director to play a leadership role in managing CDH-sponsored projects, fostering a dynamic community for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, coordinating new initiatives, and participating in the administration of the CDH. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training and experience in digital humanities, project management, grant-writing, and program coordination to help the CDH develop these key areas of activity and outreach.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, appointed at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior, will participate in the full slate of CDH-sponsored projects, offering project management support in project incubation, planning, implementation, and conclusion stages. He or she will help coordinate CDH staff work on projects, facilitating team building and monitoring resources. The successful candidate will design and oversee a CDH project portfolio process that ensures alignment with the Center’s strategic vision, priorities and resource allocation. The Assistant Director can serve as PI on internal and external grants.

The Assistant Director will support the Associate Director in ensuring the effective operation of the CDH. Administrative responsibilities will primarily consist of working closely with the Finance and Administrative Coordinator to ensure that project administration and event coordination is handled appropriately.

This position qualifies for 20% R&D time on a project chosen in consultation with the Associate Director.

Responsibilities include:

•         Designing and implementing a CDH project management methodology

•         Offering project management consultations, training sessions, and workshops

•         Grant writing and developing projects and partnerships within and outside the Princeton community (other digital humanities centers, foundations, government grants)

•         Leading the Project Manager’s professional seminar

•         Tracking and archiving project documentation

•         Designing and implementing the CDH project portfolio process

•         Serving as liaison, and coordinating programming for, CDH post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates

•         Recruiting, training and supervising CDH graduate and undergraduate assistants.

•         Managing CDH Postdocs, including postdoctoral researchers hired to work on a particular project in consultation with the CDH

Essential Qualifications

•         A PhD in a humanities or digital humanities discipline

•         At least 3 years professional experience at a digital humanities initiative or center

•         At least 3 years project management experience in an academic or library setting

•         Experience working with diverse teams (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, library staff, technologists, administrators) from various divisions of a university or college

•         Experience recruiting, hiring, supervising and overseeing graduate and undergraduate student workers

•         Excellent oral and written communication skills

•         Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.



3. Digital Scholarship Programmer/ Analyst at Northeastern 

Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce a new position as part of our growing research and development activities in the fields of digital humanities and digital libraries.  The Library is undertaking an ambitious agenda in support of emerging digital humanities and quantitative social sciences research efforts at Northeastern. With the launch of an enhanced digital repository service and an increasing number of major grant-funded projects, the Library is deeply engaged with the university’s research mission.

This position will work as part of a team that includes the staff of the Digital Scholarship Group and Library Technical Services, to develop and expand support for digital scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and related critical library services. We are looking for technically confident, fast learners who are equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support. Team members have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and systems. If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.

The Programmer/Analyst designs applications that interact with core components of the Library’s digital repository service (Hydra) and programs in such languages as Ruby, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript.  Reporting to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group, the Programmer/Analyst works collaboratively with colleagues in the Library and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.  The position works closely with the library and faculty colleagues to develop a sustainable software ecology that can be applied to range of scholarly projects in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines.

Please note: This is a two-year pilot position with opportunity for extension.


        • Bachelor's degree and relevant development experience, preferably in higher education
        • Excellent knowledge of web development using Ruby on Rails required.
        • Significant experience with Hydra and Fedora, including customization of Hydra gems preferred.
        • Significant experience with front-end development -- tools, techniques and workflow automation (using CSS and preprocessors, XHTML, JavaScript/JQuery, git/github, bootstrap responsive design framework, etc.).
        • Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques.
        • Experience with Open Source software.
        • Ability to work in an API environment and experience with SOAP and/or REST desirable.
        • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and prepare project documentation to support training and best practices encoding guidelines
        • Strong interpersonal skill; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
        • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
        • Experience with IT in a library or higher education setting desirable.

About Northeastern University Libraries
The Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 2 million visits a year on the Boston campus and the Library’s web site serves users around the world. In addition to a growing focus on networked information and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area, the library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit

About Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.  See

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; first consideration will go to those received by February 26,  2016.

To apply for this position, and to view job grade and salary information, please visit:

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

4. Tenure track position: Associate or Full Professor

The University of the Pacific is hiring an Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) to build a new media program.

Full description is here: .

The committee welcomes candidates with expertise in digital humanities and other digital media.


5.  Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh 

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2016. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies, community engagement, urban studies and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in documentary film or digital storytelling. The scholar will teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into courses. The scholar will also take the lead in organizing a conference at Lehigh during the Spring semester of 2018 that will provide a showcase for student, faculty and community work and a forum for interaction with nationally and internationally recognized figures in digital humanities.

The goal is to expand an undergraduate curriculum that engages the local community, equips faculty with skills in digital humanities, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please apply at and submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. Deadline is March 15, 2016. All inquiries to Professor Edward

Lehigh is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.