Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Price Lab Fellowship in Digital Humanities
The Price Lab invites applications for the 2018–2019 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2009 and December 2017. The DH Fellow is required to spend the ten-month academic year (August 2018 – May 2019) in residence at Penn. Fellows are not expected to be in residence during the summer. Fellows have the option to renew the fellowship for a second year if they wish to stay but are not required to do so.
This fellowship is designed to provide an early career scholar with time and support for research, so teaching and other responsibilities are light. Fellows will teach one class during each year of the fellowship, topic and syllabus to be determined in consultation with the Lab’s directors and the Undergraduate Chair of the relevant department. In addition, fellows will lend their advice and expertise on projects that fall into their areas of interest, and will provide assistance at occasional Price Lab workshops and bootcamps.
The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required. We welcome applicants from outside the US who are eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.
The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue their own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief sample course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)
The Mellon DH Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $58,350 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents).