The Humanities Research Center at Rice University hosts yearlong residential postdoctoral fellowships at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at Rice, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions. The Mellon postdocs participate in the Rice Seminars, yearlong research seminars designed to study a broad topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The topic changes each year.
The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment in spatial humanities. The fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise. In addition, the fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial humanities, give a presentation on this research to colleagues at Rice, and lead a workshop on spatial humanities methods at Rice. The fellow will also design and teach (or co-teach) one semester-long undergraduate course on spatial humanities and one semester-long graduate course on spatial or digital humanities.
In 2015-2016, the HRC will host one postdoctoral fellow to participate in a faculty working group on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, Politics,” help organize a campus-wide speakers series, and design and teach one semester-long introductory undergraduate course related to the Sawyer Seminar topic.