The University of Toronto in Canada invites applications for the CDHI Postdoctoral Fellowship in Community Data in the 2022/23 academic session.
The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship program, with a focus on Community Data. The CDHI, a University of Toronto strategic initiative, supports trans-disciplinary collaborations that emphasize questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in digital humanities research.
The CDHI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Community Data supports two interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows for two academic years, 2022-24. One fellow will be affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool). One fellow will be affiliated with the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).
In the context of this fellowship program, we define community data broadly to include projects that enact equitable, future-focused strategies of preserving data related to the histories of people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and queer, disabled, or other communities whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or inequitably attended to in historical records. The fellowship program prioritizes research that foregrounds meaningful engagement with community partners and equitable engagement with the people connected with or represented in the data involved in proposed research projects. Community data is broadly understood as encompassing:
- community records and materials from community-based archives,
- digital and digitized materials from community-based archives and their accompanying metadata,
- recordings and transcripts from interviews and oral histories,
- observational information gathered by community members,
- information captured from the web and/or social media, and
- the digital records of individuals or organizations that represent or serve a specific community.
The CDHI Postdoctoral Fellowship is part of the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Community Data program. Alongside their individual research projects, the fellow will be part of the CLIR Community Data cohort and have access to training and professional development opportunities.
Worth of Award
- Fellows will receive a salary of $70,000 CAD/year.
- This salary will include teaching one undergraduate half course (0.5 FCE) for the iSchool or UTSC in each of the two years.
- Applicants must have completed their doctorate within five years of the beginning of the fellowship on 01 July 2022.
- Applicants who will defend their thesis before the end of May 2022 are eligible, but a letter from their supervisor or Chair may be requested. Any award will be conditional on a successful defence.
- Applicants who received their PhD prior to 1 July 2017 are ineligible. Applicants who are graduates of doctoral programs at the University of Toronto are eligible. This position is not open to those who hold a tenure-track position.
- The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and have an established track record in the digital humanities, with a focus on critical DH and community data. T
- hey will understand the history, development, and current state of the field; be able to assess institutional processes and policies; be willing to work with a range of scholars in and outside of their own field; a desire to learn and pursue research in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment; and be committed to open-source development and open access scholarship.
- The CDHI Postdoctoral Fellowship in Community Data is open to citizens of all countries.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via the CLIR application portal
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications received before 01 March 2022 will be considered.