This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, named in honour of the former chief librarian and chief information officer of the University of Guelph, Michael Ridley, who did much to promote the digital humanities at the University of Guelph. As co-sponsors of this Fellowship, the College of Arts and the University Library seek a recent PhD with an established digital humanities research agenda. This fellowship will be awarded for the period January 2016 – December 2017. It is valued at $47,500, with a yearly research allowance of $5,000. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive office space, access to the services of the host institution, and administrative and research assistance as needed.
The successful applicant is expected to pursue the research project submitted in their application, and to help promote the digital humanities at Guelph. Specifically, their duties will include 1) conducting original research; 2) creating and organizing a digital humanities speakers' series for teaching or research, and contributing to the University’s week-long summer workshops; 3) acting as a consultant for University faculty and graduate students interested in developing expertise in the digital humanities; 4) providing consultation and guidance on digital humanities technology, pedagogy, and space in the McLaughlin Library; 5) engaging with staff in relation to the application of digital technologies in Library initiatives and the planning of a digital scholarship centre; 6) teaching one course in the digital humanities per year, either at the senior undergraduate or graduate level.
For application criterias: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/ridley-postdoc