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The main land-sea route from Nagasaki (left) to Edo (Tokyo, at right) in the 1720s.
The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The center, led by Interim Director Diego Holstein, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.
The World History Center (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) and the Department of History (www.history.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants, pending budgetary approval, for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in digital world history beginning fall 2017.
We seek candidates who have a background in history or a cognate field and who also have expertise in database and website design, data visualization, spatial analysis, and/or semantic web methodologies. Reading ability in Chinese is a plus. In addition to engaging in his or her own research, the successful candidate will collaborate on Center Director Ruth Mosternís digital atlas of Chinese environmental history and will participate in the Centerís initiatives for world historical data design and integration. The successful candidate will also direct digital history practicums at the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. before June 2017. Please apply here by uploading a letter of application, full CV and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is March 17, 2017. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Ruth Mostern, Chair
Digital World History Postdoc Search Committee
World History Center
3900 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Applications for admission due December 15, 2016