Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Literary Geography

University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: English

Location: Notre Dame Main Campus

The Textual Geographies project at the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with the Text Mining the Novel project, solicits applications for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship in computational literary geography. The fellow will pursue her or his own research agenda, participate in the intellectual life of the digital humanities community at Notre Dame, and collaborate on projects of mutual interest within the lab of Prof. Matthew Wilkens. Teaching is not required, but may be available. Salary $45,000, plus $2,000 research support and full university benefits. Start date is negotiable, but no later than September 1, 2016. Appointment is for twelve months; renewal for a second year may be possible pending funding authorization and suitable progress.


Ideal candidates will possess demonstrated expertise in literary or cultural studies and in computational methods related to natural language processing, geographic information systems, and/or machine learning. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the ongoing Textual Geographies project, which analyzes geographic data derived from more than 10 million volumes held by the HathiTrust digital library, and to the work of Text Mining the Novel. Applicants must hold a recent PhD in a relevant field by the time the fellowship begins.


To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions by email to Prof. Matthew Wilkens (

More information and application found here.