[Elsnet-list] [Job] Short-term PostDoc Fellowship Digital Humanities, Trier

Caroline Sporleder csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
Thu Aug 8 15:01:43 CEST 2013

(Apologies for cross-posting.)

Short-Term (12 months, extension possible) Postdoctoral
Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities
Trier Center for Digital Humanities
Trier University, Germany
*** Application deadline: Sept. 13th, 2013 ***

The Trier Center for Digital Humanities at Trier University is delighted to 
announce the availability of a postdoctoral research fellowship starting from 
November 1st, 2013, for an initial duration of 12 month with
the possibility of an extension for another 12 months, subject to the
availability of funds. The fellowship is part of a research initiative funded 
by the state Rhineland-Palatine.

Trier Center for Digital Humanities
Since its inception in 1998, the Trier Center for Digital Humanities has
grown into a nationally and internationally renowned center in the area of 
Digital Humanities (DH). Its aim is to support research projects in the 
humanities, cultural and social sciences by developing and applying
innovative methods and procedures from information technology, thus
contributing to establishing and advancing new research methods in these 
disciplines as well as in computer science and information technology.
Main research areas include: establishing digital forms for accessing, linking, 
visualising and publishing in the humanities and cultural sciences
(e.g. reference works, digital editions, primary sources), analysing and 
visualising large text corpora, and developing virtual research environments 
for collaborative work. A main guiding principle
is the consequent use of open standards.

Fellowship Details
Proposed projects should intergrate well into the Center‘s research areas as 
listed above. It is expected that new projects will be proposed and initiated. 
Interdisciplinary proposals are welcome. The fellowship is 1,700 euro per month 
paid as a scholarship, i.e. without tax or social
security deductions. Child benefit is paid at a rate of 150 euro for the first 
child and 50 euro for each additional child (see § 2 Sect. 1 of the
Bundeskindergeldgesetz for details of what persons are included in the 
definition of `children‘). The fellowship is supplemented by funds to cover
project-related travel costs. Upon acceptance of the fellowship the recipient 
agrees not to take up other employment during the duration of the fellowship,
to move to Trier and participate in the activities of the Trier Center for 
Digital Humanities, and to write intermediate and a final
report about the project. Application requirements are a completed PhD thesis 
in a Humanities subject, a proven track record of DH research, and excellent 
knowledge of English. In view of ongoing cooperations of the Center, knowledge 
of French is also desirable.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit the following documents:
–CV with detail ed information on the applicants research career
–copies of degree certificates (schools and universities/institutes of higher 
–summary of the research project to be carried out at the Trier Center for 
Digital Humanities (approx. 10-15 pages including time schedule)

The summary of the research project should adhere to the following structure:
1. Introduction
2. State of the art in the selected area
3. If available: summary of the applicants own work in the area
4. Research question to be ans
wered by the project
5. Work and time schedule
6. References/Bibliography.

–two references by academics working in the area, providing information about 
the applicant‘s qualification and research potential. The references should be 
sent separately.

We ask you to not enclose your application in folders and to only send in 
(unauthenticated) copies of certificates, as the application documents cannot 
be sent back and will be destroyed at the end of the selection procedure. 
Digital applications are possible. Please send all documents in a single pdf 

Applications should be sent by September 15th, 2013, to the scientific head of 
the Center: Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin, Universität Trier, Fachbereich 
II/Germanistik, D-54286 Trier (moulin at uni-trier.de)

For further information please contact the Center‘s business managers Dr. 
Thomas Burch (burch at uni-trier.de) or Dr. Vera Hildenbrandt
(vera.hildenbrandt at uni-trier.de).

Further Information
Trier Center for DH: www.kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de
City of Trier: http://www.trier-info.de/english/index

Caroline Sporleder
Computational Linguistics & Digital Humanities /
Trier Center for Digital Humanities, Trier University
sporledc at uni-trier.de

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