Zeugmatic Research Associate, 2014 – ?

The Zeugmatic Project
is recruiting a student to undertake a PhD in English at the University of Calgary, beginning in Fall 2014, with up to three years of financial support from the Project as a Research Associate. The ideal candidate will have an MA or MPhil in Early Modern/Renaissance English language and literature with a demonstrated interest in the digital humanities, but those with other kinds of formation will be also be considered, including very promising students with BA only.

The Project will offer up to three years of support in the form of research assistantships, which may replace some of the teaching that would otherwise be expected of a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary, and will provide some travel funds to assist with training (normally at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute) and conference presentations. The work assigned under the research assistantship will give advanced training in text encoding, computational linguistics / text analysis, and project management, and will be configured to result in a substantial scholarly publication for the Research Associate.

Students interested in this opportunity will need to apply to the doctoral program in English (or MA program if without a master’s degree) at the University of Calgary, following the standard procedures and deadlines. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2013, with supporting documents due by 10 January 2014.

The student who takes this position will join the network of graduate students and faculty in the digital arts and humanities, a thriving research and teaching network at the University of Calgary (UofC) and in the province of Alberta. The Department of English is now hiring a digital humanist with the expertise to complement our research areas from medieval to modern texts and digital poetics. The UofC’s new digital library makes a strong commitment to digital services and research incubation. The UofC’s Eyes High strategy is committed to research-informed undergraduate and graduate teaching methods, in which the digital humanities are very strong. And the Alberta Digital Arts and Humanities (ABDAH) network is building province-wide links between researchers and graduate students.

For more information:
1 / This site describes the University of Calgary PhD program and application procedures;
2 / This site concerns medieval and early modern studies at the University of Calgary, including graduate courses;
3 / This page describes the project; and
4 / Michael Ullyot can address any other questions; leave a comment on the blog or email ullyot{at}ucalgary{dot}ca.

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