Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The University of Southern California

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: February 6, 2015

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities. The annual salary is $63,345 with access to $5000 in funds annually to support the digitization of new materials.

The USC Digital Humanities Program is administered through the office of the Vice Dean of Humanities at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, with key support and participation from the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), notably from its newly launched Division of Media Arts + Practice (MA+P), as well as direct participation of the USC Libraries through the USC Digital Repository. The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry.

Fellows will have access to the Digital Publishing Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, including the Fab Lab, the World Building Media Lab, and the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture. Fellows will be expected to participate in Institute or Center programs relevant to each fellow’s interests. Fellows will be assigned at least one mentor closely affiliated with one of the humanities centers or institutes at USC. These centers include, but are not limited to, the Shoah Foundation Institute, the Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, the Brain and Creativity Institute, and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Cultures.

Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work in panels at the annual public symposia on how their immersion in digital humanities techniques has shaped their research, writing, and presentation of their evidence. They will also participate in the best practices workshops at USC. Each fellow will teach three courses over two academic years.

The fellowship is open to candidates with a PhD received between August 2012 and August 2015. To apply, please go to and submit a cover letter/ research statement, c.v., dissertation abstract, writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. Inquiries should be directed to

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Posted: December 09, 2014