Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.
The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.
The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal,
a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion,
etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbiltís Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.
The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac
texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed.
The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac Literature, Gateway to the Syriac
Saints, and other Syriaca.org publications as needed.
Please contact me with any questions about the position or about the online application system.
David A. Michelson
Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Classics & Islamic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
411 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240