The Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan
invites candidates for the DSI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
with one course per year teaching load. This is a 12-month
term-limited position beginning 8/29/22, with the potential to be
renewed for a second 12-month term.
Applications are welcome from interdisciplinary scholars with
demonstrated research expertise in Digital Studies and closely
affiliated fields. This position is an ideal opportunity for
a scholar with interest in broadly defined critical digital
studies, whose work whose work may come from a wide range of
disciplines, including but not limited to philosophy, art and
design, language and literature, anthropology, critical ethnic
studies, history, digital archives, law and social work, and other
fields in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The
post-doctoral fellow will be affiliated primarily with the Digital
Studies Institute, and will work closely with an interdisciplinary
range of faculty and students.
This is a 100% effort position over the 12 months
(8/29/22-8/31/23). It is expected there will be a combination
of research (50%), teaching (16.67%), and programmatic development
(33.33%) during the nine-month academic year, and research
(67%) and programmatic development (33.33%) during the
spring/summer term. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in
residence no later than August 29, 2022.
As part of the programmatic development effort, the fellowship
holder will be responsible for organizing or participating in two
relevant topical events (e.g., roundtables, lectures,
installations, brown-bags, pedagogy workshops, etc.) in
collaboration with the Associate Director of DSI. The postdoctoral
fellow will also have a key role in helping organize the Digital
IDEAS Summer Institute that will occur during summer of 2023.
Teaching one course per year as a Lecturer is the expectation.
Courses will be assigned at the discretion of the Associate
Director, in consultation with the postdoc, depending upon the
needs of the unit, qualifications of the postdoc, etc. Duties and
responsibilities for the Lecturer position are, in addition to
teaching one course per year, holding office hours, supervising
Graduate Student Instructors (if applicable) and handling routine
matters related to instruction. The total postdoc effort would be
coordinated so the total effort will be 100% over the 12
Full-time rate (FTR): $60,000/12 months (plus
$5,000/year allocation for research expense reimbursement)
How to Apply:
Applications received before January 7, 2022 will be guaranteed
consideration, but they will continue to be reviewed as they are
received until the position is filled.
Please submit the following documents on the Interfolio Application
1) A cover letter that details proposed projects or scholarship
in digital studies for the term of the postdoctoral fellowship (1-3
2) Current CV
3) Writing sample (up to 35 pages)
4) A teaching statement (1-2 pages)
5) A diversity statement (1-2 pages)
6) Three letters of recommendation
Union Affiliation: The Lecturer position is
covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M
and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains
and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and
other terms and conditions of employment.
Qualifications: PhD in a digital studies-related field
(by August 29, 2022), broadly understood. The candidate must
have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching.