[globaloutlookDH-l] Postdoctoral researcher position in medieval Middle Eastern history

Michelson, David Allen david.a.michelson at Vanderbilt.Edu
Wed May 27 16:35:06 MDT 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

With apologies for cross-posting please find attached a job advertisement for a promising digital humanities project in medieval studies looking for a wide range of applicants. Please contact the PI, Prof. Thomas Carlson thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu<mailto:thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu> for more details.


David Michelson

The History Department at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in medieval Middle Eastern history, to be held for one year, beginning August 2020.  Prior research focus is open within the period 600-1500 CE and the region of the Middle East. Ph.D. required at time of employment.

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an online reference tool for the medieval Middle East. Specific duties include advanced data collection using the indices of published primary sources in at least two different languages; contributing to editorial review and design decisions; historical research related to the project; testing the tool before publication; presentations to academic audiences; teaching a class at Oklahoma State University; and if possible a public lecture at Oklahoma State University discussing the project and its outcomes. Inquiries about the project or the position may be directed to Thomas A. Carlsonat thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu<mailto:thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu>.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. related to medieval Middle Eastern history and reading ability in at least two languages in which medieval Middle Eastern sources are written (such as Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Persian, or Syriac). Prior digital humanities or computer programming experience is not necessary, but will be considered.

To apply, please arrange for a cover letter, a CV, two letters of recommendation, and an academic writing sample demonstrating precise use of textual sources to be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/76035<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapply.interfolio.com%2F76035&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.a.michelson%40Vanderbilt.Edu%7Cf53e5270b6c34e6072b908d7fcc1d5dd%7Cba5a7f39e3be4ab3b45067fa80faecad%7C0%7C0%7C637255781751849285&sdata=cUOM4PrV7Utn64t4tzK0XXU2l7J55dzYdowGz8e6gEw%3D&reserved=0> To ensure full consideration, application must be received by June 5, 2020, although the position will remain open until filled.

Thomas A. Carlson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History
History Department
Oklahoma State University
101 South Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-3054
thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu<mailto:thomas.a.carlson at okstate.edu>


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