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Digital Ethnic Futures- Postdoctoral Fellowship

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 3/26/23

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: New Jersey City University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, funded by the Mellon Foundation Grant as part of the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon).

  • We seek candidates with expertise in critical ethnic studies (Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and Asian American Studies) and Digital Humanities who are forging innovative paths for interdisciplinary work across fields, methodologies, and praxes in the humanities.
  • Candidates should have expertise in geographic information systems, data visualization, computational approaches, or other modes of digital humanities-based work.
  • Scholars from all disciplines are welcomed, and we are particularly interested in applicants who work at the intersections of critical ethnic studies (Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and Asian American Studies) and women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies.
  • The successful candidate will work with faculty and library staff to develop the DEFCon-NJCU Working Group to build a community of engaged teachers, scholars, and practitioners at the university.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to share their research and work, help faculty and library staff in developing community-engaged digital humanities projects and initiatives, and provide workshops on digital humanities technologies to the broader campus community.
  • The successful candidate will teach one course in their second year, contingent upon approval from the Dean. The position is supported by research and travel, and equipment funds.
  • The successful candidate may begin this position remotely in Spring 2023 and will be expected to switch to in-person in Fall 2023.


  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university/college level using anti-racist, feminist, decolonizing, and intersectional pedagogical approaches
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity or completed digital project
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate students in research methods and digital project design
  • Commitment to principles of social justice with an under-served and under-resourced campus population
  • Familiarity with community-engaged learning or community-based research.

EDUCATION: Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. when the position begins (ABD candidates at the time of application may be considered); unfortunately, we cannot sponsor applicants who require work visa authorization at this time

To apply for this position, please upload the following materials:

  • A 2-page cover letter that outlines your existing scholarship and a proposed future project that would be supported through this position, as well as your approach to teaching at a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving working-class institution
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A short sample publication, section of a dissertation chapter, or digital project (maximum 15 pages)
  • A short description of a course that the candidate could offer (description should be no more than 2 paragraphs and include a sample bibliography)
  • Names, institutional affiliation, email, and phone contact information for three references

About New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is a public, regional Minority-Serving, and Hispanic-Serving Institution that serves a large First-Generation-to-College population of roughly 6000 students. We are in Jersey City, one of the most diverse cities in the United States. The campus is less than 10 miles east of New York City, New York and less than 10 miles west of Newark, New Jersey.

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants .

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping, and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds, and parking lots

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States