Open Call for Position: CDHI Associate Director

Apr 11, 2023

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) is a tri-campus research initiative that bridges the humanities’ emphasis on power and culture with the tools and analysis of digital technology to forge a new, generative paradigm of digital humanities scholarship. The CDHI has been funded by the University of Toronto’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Program in December 2020 for 3 years (Jan 2021-April 30, 2024).  

At CDHI, our vision is to forge a new paradigm of critical digital humanities scholarship, bringing together the humanities’ critique of power in historical perspective with digital tools for socially transformative research. Our mission is to create a large, active, and inclusive network of digital humanities researchers at U of T and to make U of T a world leader in critical digital humanities research, teaching, and training. 

CDHI Associate Director:

CDHI is seeking a new Associate Director from within the University of Toronto community to help shape the strategy and direction of CDHI in our third year. We particularly welcome expressions of interest from candidates with the following interests or expertise:  

  • Integrating digital humanities research and training into graduate programs, in collaboration with tri-campus graduate chairs 
  • Planning and implementing the next phase of DH training, in collaboration with tri-campus digital scholarship librarians  
  • Partnerships (international, community-based, academic, and/or industry) 
  • Other interests and expertise warmly welcomed. 

As a member of the CDHI Executive Team, you will participate in meetings and decisions, and setting the agenda for future activity. You will attend monthly meetings with the Faculty Director, as well as quarterly Steering and Implementation Committee meetings, all of which typically take place remotely. 

You will be warmly welcome to participate fully or co-lead in the range of activities CDHI offers, as well as to help establish new ones. The successful candidate will receive a $10,000 stipend and mentorship from the Faculty Director. 

The term for the Associate Director is from 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2024.  

CDHI hosts a number of initiatives, including an annual Visiting Speaker Series, Lightning Lunches and an annual research showcase, as well as Praxis Workshops and other training opportunities. To train and support the next generation of critical DH scholars, CDHI offers postdoctoral fellowships, graduate fellowships, and undergraduate fellowships. CDHI has also developed a range of supports for digital research teams at U of T, including the UX Design for DH Accelerator Program and consultations with our DH Developer. 

How to Apply:  

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your background, interests and what you might be bring to the position, along with a recent CV to by 26 April 2023

Informal Queries:  

Informal queries can be made to Faculty Director Prof. Elspeth Brown via email: 

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