To follow up on my last post about digital humanities jobs, I wanted to mention one more that has come to my attention recently:
- Research Associate, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University: “The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University has an opening for a research associate in the technologies of the public humanities. We’re looking for a person with experience in the use of technologies in museums, documentation, and the web, and with new ideas about how humanities scholars and the public might communicate using technologies in innovative ways.Help us answer questions including: What are the most successful digital humanities projects, and why? What does the field need? What should students in the public humanities know about technology? What technologies should be available for faculty and students interested in outreach to a public and in opening conversations with communities?
The research associate position is available for one or two semesters, starting in July 2009, and may be extended. The research associate will be expected to organize at least one public program during their tenure, as well as to conduct research and participate in the activities of the John Nicholas Brown Center. Among the outcomes of the position might be:
a conference on the topic; a series of workshops for universities, museums and cultural organizations; a course for Brown students; an exhibition space designed to allow experimentation with new technologies; new web tools for the public humanities; or a grant proposal outlining a new digital humanities initiative.
We welcome proposals for this position. The ideal applicant will have expertise and prior experience working in the technology of public humanities, and an interest in working within an interdisciplinary and public context. A Ph.D. is preferred but not required. Please respond by January 31, 2009, with a c.v. and a 3-5 page proposal outlining your ideas for your tenure in the position.
More information on the John Nicholas Brown Center available at
By the way, Digital Arts & Humanities is a great place to look for job postings.