The UC Santa Barbara English Department invites applications for the Arnhold Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. This fellowship has a term of one year, but may be renewable for a second year. The fellowship offers recent recipients of the Ph.D. (awarded between January 1, 2003, and June 30, 2006) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the UCSB Early Modern Center; the UCSB Transcriptions Center for literature and the culture of information; and the UC system-wide Transliteracies Project on the technological, social, and cultural practices of online reading.
The fellowship is designed to attract a scholar who is not currently in a tenure track position and who works in some area of British literature 1500-1800 and directly addresses the material, technological, social, or aesthetic dimensions of literature as media. The Fellow’s research, for instance, might be related to such current fields as “history of the book,” “media archaeology”, or the technology of literature. We welcome candidates who have an interest in the relation between early media and contemporary digital new media supported by familiarity with some branch of digital media practice, as well as contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.