Jobs at Tropy

Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital History

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on Tropy https://tropy.org, a grant-funded research project sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. Operating since 2015, Tropy is a multi-year international research project which has developed a widely used free and open-source software application for archival research. In order to promote the use of Tropy and improve Tropy’s support of varying types of users. We seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join our small outreach and development team who will work under the supervision of the project’s principal investigator and his team based at the University of Luxembourg’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities

The person hired into this full time position will develop training modules around the use of Tropy by researchers, archivists, and librarians of varying skill levels; will gather feedback from Tropy users (and prospective users) on researcher needs; will work to develop and execute an outreach plan in coordination with the project PI in Luxembourg; and will be responsible for Tropy outreach outside of Europe to be conducted virtually and on-site in coordination with the Luxembourg-based PI.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have a PhD in history or a related field; must be passionate about using technology to conduct historical research; must have experience working in physical or digital archives; and must have an interest or experience in outreach and public speaking.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional preferred qualifications include:

For further information, please contact tkelly7@gmu.edu.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital History

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to work on Tropy https://tropy.org, a grant-funded research project sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. Operating since 2015, Tropy is a multi-year research project which has developed a widely used free and open-source software application for archival research. In order to promote the use of Tropy and improve Tropy’s support of varying types of users, we seek to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join our small outreach and development team who will work under the supervision of the project’s principal investigator.

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The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

For further information, please contact sean.takats@uni.lu.