• Post Doctoral Fellow- Digital Scholarship Fellow

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Law
    School of Law
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of References
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

    Additional Details

    The Digital Scholarship Fellow leads the Center for the Study of Law and Religion’s development of innovative digital scholarship tools for research, scholarly collaboration, publication of research, dissemination of research, and pedagogy. The Fellow is responsible for maintaining and improving the Center’s current online platforms, including the Center’s website and social media; researching and introducing new developments and best practices in digital scholarship to the Center; collaborating with Center leadership to incorporate digital scholarship into the Center’s scholarly initiatives; and collaborating with faculty teaching in law and religion to incorporate digital scholarship into classroom pedagogy.


    The Digital Scholarship Fellow will report to the Managing Director. This is a three-year fellowship with renewal and promotion subject to review of the position and performance after year two.


    Position Duties


    • Maintain the Center’s current online platforms including website maintenance and posting of new content to the website; distribution of email communication; and social media communications.
    • Develop and implement a digital communications strategy for the Center, to include an audit and proposals for use of social media, email communications, and the Center website.
    • Research and propose new tools or methods for accomplishing the Center’s goals of promoting research, disseminating scholarship, and building collaborative academic conversations in law and religion.
    • Consult with Center leadership, including focus area leaders, to identify possibilities for digital scholarship during the development of new initiatives and projects.
    • Collaborate with teaching faculty to incorporate digital scholarship into the classroom.
    • Serve as a resource for affiliated scholars interested in developing digital scholarship tools for research, publication, or pedagogy.
    • Engage with the Center for Digital Scholarship and other Emory University units to leverage the resources for digital scholarship available at Emory University.
    • Attend professional conferences and meetings on digital scholarship and digital humanities.
    • May teach or co-teach courses.
    • May publish scholarly or popular manuscripts on innovations, best practices, and developments in digital scholarship.


    Required Qualifications


    • JD, PhD, or equivalent degree in a field related to the Center’s scholarship, such as legal studies, religious studies, theology, political science, or philosophy.
    • Demonstrated engagement with academic scholarship through publications or academic presentations.
    • Knowledge and experience in developing or maintaining a website.
    • Knowledge and experience in using social media platforms.
    • Knowledge and experience in the area of digital scholarship or digital humanities.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and software programs.
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with a team of professional staff and faculty.
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances.



    Preferred Qualifications


    • Proven ability to secure project-based grant funding.
    • Prior experience with Cascade CMS, Salesforce CRM, and/or email marketing software.
    • Classroom or online teaching experience.

    Required Documents for Application

    • CV/Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • List of References


    Writing samples and/or portfolios of prior work may be requested.


    Posting is scheduled to close Nov. 9, 2018


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