UF Job: Post Doc in Public Humanities, UF Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere

It’s always exciting to share about new positions at UF because they represent opportunities to meet new colleagues and engage in exciting work! This position is particularly of interest because it’s based in the Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere, and because it’s a postdoctoral position. Postdoctoral positions are fabulous opportunities for people to build experience and extend professional networks.  I always want to see more of these types of opportunities, especially for fields where postdoctoral positions seem less common.
The full position description and application information are online here: https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/61487 and the job posting information is also copied below. Also, I believe the position has a salary of $35,000 dollars plus benefits, conference stipend, and moving stipend.

Posting Details

Requisition Number: T2282


Time Limited? Yes
Classification Title: POST DOC ASSOCIATE
Advertised Salary: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes benefits.
Pay Grade Level 1
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job Category Post Doc
Work Location Main Campus (Gainesville)
If other work location N/A




Call for Applications for a 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere,
University of Florida
The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida (in Gainesville, Florida) is delighted to welcome applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate in the Public Humanities for a one-year in-residence term beginning in August 2015. We are especially interested in candidates with a history of community-engaged scholarship combined with an interest in developing educational resources and programs that cultivate both academic and general audiences.
The post-doctoral associate will join the Center’s Acting Director, program coordinators, and vibrant community of scholars and community partners in growing the Center’s public humanities programming. This may include developing a public humanities working group, devising guest speaker events and workshops in the public humanities, being a resource for departments in expanding knowledge about public humanities options for students, and serving as a liaison from the Humanities Center to related initiatives (such as the Digital Humanities Working Group). The successful candidate is expected to spend roughly two-thirds of the appointment on these activities and devote at least one-third of the appointment to their own scholarship. While there is no teaching commitment, there may be an opportunity to teach a course/seminar in the associate’s home department or University Honors College should the associate wish to do so under separately negotiated terms.
Founded in 2005, the University of Florida Humanities Center supports a diverse field of scholars across Florida’s oldest, land-grant, and most comprehensive research university with an array of funding programs, public events, working groups, and grant-writing services. The Center benefits from its central location in North Florida and the close proximity of numerous cultural institutions and nature parks. As a key part of the Center’s intellectual life, the post-doctoral associate would share the Center’s enthusiasm in creating, organizing, and presenting public programs, facilitating discussions, and interacting with a broad range of individuals across organizations and disciplines. Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and website management abilities (which can be taught on site) are important, as is a commitment to community-engaged work.
Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in related field in hand before August 16, 2015 and be no more than five years beyond the Ph.D.
Health Assessment Required No
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with using digital platforms, video, or Web-based media to develop or communicate humanities content is an asset. A member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Florida also offers an active culture of mentoring for postdoctoral associates (http://postdoc.aa.ufl.edu).
Special instructions to applicants: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/61457 and must include: (1) a letter of application (indicating research, teaching, and public humanities work, as well as the URL of the applicant’s online digital portfolio if one exists), (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) arrange to have two letters of reference sent on your behalf to Dr. Sophia Krzys Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, at humanities-center@ufl.edu
Evaluation of the applications will start immediately and a decision will be made by April 15, 2015. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by March 15, 2015.
The length of the contract is negotiable, not to exceed one year.
For questions regarding the position, please email Dr. Sophia K. Acord (skacord@ufl.edu). For further information about the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, see: www.humanities.ufl.edu.
This is a time-limited position.
Posting Date: 02/02/2015
Closing Date: 03/15/2015
Open Until Filled: No


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