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Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral
Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning
August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and
technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following
areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban
studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities
scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to
workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and
Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into
their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum
that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill
sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities
research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary
undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August
2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities
disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please submit a
cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact
information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to
submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is
March 15, 2015. Please apply at
Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: [log in to unmask]

Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in the
2014 U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive
category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American
Colleges. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic
Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. It is about one and one-half hours from
New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live
and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, and abundant
cultural activities.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to
increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum.
Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to
identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers
excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please also see
Lehigh Work/LifeBalance for Faculty:

Edward Whitley
Associate Professor of English
Lehigh University