Spatial Humanities Initiative | Postgrad Project Manager Fellows

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center’s Spatial Humanities Initiative invites graduate students in the School of Humanities who will be graduating in Spring 2020 to apply for up to two competitive Postgrad Project Management Fellowships. Fellows will divide their time between their own research and assisting faculty members with their Spatial Humanities projects, such as those led by Professors Alida Metcalf, Tani Barlow, Farshid Emami, and Sophie Crawford-Brown, among possible others.This might involve collaborating with programmers, geographers, and librarians; learning and implementing new geo-spatial technologies; establishing workflows and ensuring deadlines are met; training and overseeing student workers; establishing and maintaining web sites; and/or other tasks. Workload permitting, fellows might be asked to teach or co-teach courses or workshops related to the Spatial Humanities Initiative.

Fellowships come with a full-time salary of $55,000 and benefits eligibility.

All graduate students in the School of Humanities who will be receiving their PhD in Spring 2020 and will be in residence in Houston from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with mapping or modeling technologies, be it in theory or practice, and have excellent communication and time-management skills.

Application Materials:
•Cover letter indicating research experience in Spatial Humanities and/or digital scholarship
•Two page CV + names and contact emails of two faculty members and/or employers who would be willing to provide recommendation letters upon request

In order to apply, please click on this link [will be activated in March 2020].

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thursday, April 30, 2020