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Digital Franklin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - American Philosophical Society Library

Digital Franklin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, PA

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at the American Philosophical Society Library invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to work with APS staff at the CDS on a digital project focused on financial and postal account books kept by Benjamin Franklin from 1730-1787. These historic records reveal Franklin’s business and personal concerns as well as his work as Postmaster of colonial Philadelphia. Reporting to the Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology, the successful candidate will assist the Center by researching and composing text for a digital exhibition, digitizing archival materials, creating data, and working on other web-based resources that highlight the account books, including data visualizations. 

Demonstrated experience working on DH projects and a knowledge of current DH trends, tools, and technologies is required. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team is essential. Experience with data visualization is strongly preferred. Applicants with training and research interests in the digital humanities, early American history and/or business history are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio (

a CV,a cover letter explaining qualifications for and interest in the position, and,the names of three references (not letters of reference, please).

Salary: $45,000 plus benefits.

Applications will be accepted through April 19, 2019. The start date is summer 2019. Applicants must have defended their dissertation before beginning employment.

Please forward questions about the project to Bayard Miller, Head of Digital Scholarship & Technology, at

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