Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

July 6, 2020
11:59 PM


  • PhD in any of the relevant humanities disciplines or a related field: African American Studies, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, or Theater and Performance Studies. PhD must have been granted between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2020. 
  • Prior experience uniting computational methods with humanistic applications is essential. Possible areas of technical interest include but are not limited to machine learning; natural language processing; computer vision and image processing; spatial humanities, mapping, and GIS; data visualization; creative computing; computational textual study and topic modeling; network analysis; digital editing; and cultural analytics.
  • Only US citizens and those with permission to work in the US are eligible.


Annual salary is $70,000, plus benefits. Additional funding for research and travel may be available by application.


MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences announces a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities to begin September 1, 2020. This position is the equivalent of a half-time teaching load. Fellows are expected to divide their time equally between pursuing their own research projects and supporting the work of the lab. Fellows will also be active members of our intellectual community, invited to present on their research during the tenure of their fellowship and to attend other lab-hosted events.


Please visit the posting webpage for full application information. Any questions may be directed to Nicole Fountain at [email protected]