1) a cover letter addressing relationship of work or future research interests to digital studies
2) Current CV,
3) writing sample,
4) statement of research,
5) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness,
6) three letters of recommendation.
The Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan invites candidates for the inaugural DSI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This is a 12-month term-limited position beginning 9/1/20 with the possibility of renewal for a second 12-month term.
The DSI is a recently launched interdisciplinary institute focused on supporting cutting-edge and vigorous research into a wide range of facets in digital culture, such as algorithm studies, gaming and/or social media studies, digital media, etc. It has a core and growing faculty and offers a graduate certificate program and a minor in digital studies. The DSI foregrounds race, gender, identity, and social justice in the study of digital life.
Applications are welcome from scholars with demonstrated research expertise in digital studies. The DSI invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. between June 1, 2017 and September 1, 2020. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with interest in race, gender, sexuality, and digital technologies, algorithmic bias and inequality, and social media and/or gaming culture. We welcome applications from a wide range of disciplines. Candidates will likely have training in fields including but not limited to media studies, literary studies, gender studies, communications, aesthetics, and digital practice. The post-doctoral fellow will be affiliated primarily with the Digital Studies Institute and will work closely with an interdisciplinary range of faculty and students. Applications from recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan are welcome. Non-US citizens may apply.
This postdoctoral fellow will conduct a program of research, teach one course per year, and play a role in program building for the new Digital Studies Institute. The fellow will participate in setting the new institute’s research agenda by sharing their research, teaching in Digital Studies, and organizing a two-event lecture or roundtable series on a relevant and topical issues, with one event to be scheduled per semester. The postdoctoral fellow will also play a key role in helping develop the new, groundbreaking Summer Institute scheduled for each summer. The course assignment will be determined in consultation with the DSI Associate Director,depending upon curricular needs and the fellow’s areas of interest.
Ph.D. in a digital studies-related field.
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