Bowdoin College, in support of its Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the humanities starting Fall 2013. The appointment will befor two years with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The ideal candidate could come from any humanities discipline but must have a commitment to using digital and/or computational methodologies in their scholarship or artistic creation, and instruction. Responsibilities will include (1) assisting in the creation of new courses that introduce students to multi-disciplinary approaches to digital and computational studies, (2) offering courses in his or her own discipline or area of specialization, and (3) helping to craft and launch the new program indigital and computational studies. The first digital and computational studies course to be offered in Fall 2013—with the Post-Doctoral Fellow’s assistance—will be Gateway to the Digital Humanities, to be team taught by Pamela Fletcher in Art History and Eric Chown in Computer Science.
The rising importance of digital and computational methods is transforming higher education and,in particular, the traditional view of the liberal arts. The liberal arts, broadly speaking, also have the power—perhaps the responsibility—to participate in and shape the development, use, and interpretative capabilities of these tools. Bowdoin’s Digital and Computational Studies Initiative invites faculty from across the College to work together to integrate new technologies and forms of creative expression and knowledge production into our curriculum and our scholarship. The new Post-Doctoral Fellow will be both a resource and a catalyst for these efforts. More information on the Digital and Computational Studies Initiative will be found at our website:
Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of successful scholarly engagementas well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The teaching load will consist of one course each semester in addition to assisting with the introductory digital and computational studies course. Ph.D. preferred, but the quality of the applicant is more important than the extent of his or her credentials.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Applications should consist of a completed application profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and/or professional activity plans, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to apply. Review of applications will begin Monday, April 8, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (30% students of color, 4% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students), and treasured links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion,marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment or in our education programs.
Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. For further information about the College and Midcoast Maine please see our website at http://www.bowdoin.edu/.