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NULab/DITI Research Fellow

For full consideration, please apply by July 3, 2022.

NULab/DITI Research Fellows will work on research and teaching collaborations, documentation, website development, and other core activities of the NULab. The activities of NULab/DITI Research Fellows fall into three domains:

1. Teaching for and supporting the work of the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/nulab/program/diti/). Fellows will be responsible for developing pedagogical materials, designing workshops and activities with digital tools and methods, and collaborating with faculty to ensure that digital materials are integrated closely with class learning goals. Fellows will also partner with CSSH faculty to lead workshops and teach classes. Fellows contribute to publicity and outreach for the DITI, including meeting with faculty partners, keeping web materials up to date, and developing guidelines and best practices for both internal and external purposes.

2. Supporting the activities of the NULab, including contributing to our events and authoring content for the NULab website. Fellows are responsible for helping to support the successful operations of the NULab, including publicity and event planning, writing and publishing resources for our website, communicating with students and faculty, and keeping our information systems updated.

3. Completing a research project in partnership with NULab faculty. See the NULab blog (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/nulab/category/blog-post/) for examples of past Fellows’ research projects. NULab Fellows projects are independently designed and developed, but typically contribute to and receive mentorship from existing faculty research projects.

As opportunities arise, Fellows may work on other NULab research initiatives, grant writing and administration, and other projects related to the NULab’s interdisciplinary teaching and research.

  • 20 Hour SGA
  • Boston
Please briefly describe your own academic research interests in 100 words or less.
Please explain your interest in this specific position in 100 words or less.
Please describe your qualifications and skills and any relevant previous experience in 150 words or less.
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  • Project Title

    NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks

  • Faculty / Project Lead

    Sarah Connell

  • Project Description

    The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/nulab/) is Northeastern's center for digital humanities and computational social science. The NULab is a thriving interdisciplinary community of students and faculty from across Northeastern. We host a diverse group of faculty and graduate student research projects, sponsor talks and workshops on digital scholarship, and support digital curricula at Northeastern through our Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and digital minors. The NULab is also the home of the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/nulab/program/diti/), a program that pairs faculty and graduate students to bring new digital proficiencies into CSSH classrooms. The goal of the DITI is to collaborate with faculty across the CSSH disciplines to introduce students to digital methods and skills.

  • Qualifications Necessary

    Strong communication and writing skills; interest in digital humanities, computational social science, and related areas; good organizational skills and attention to detail. Knowledge of multiple digital proficiencies, including but not limited to TEI and XML; scripting languages such as Python and R; working in Excel, Zotero, or other database and citation software; website development; and/or text, geospatial, or network analysis tools and methods. Experience teaching and leading workshops is a plus.

  • Hours per Week

    20