Yale-NUS College

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Fellowship ID:YaleNUS-PDF [#13802]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Digital Historical Maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge 138527, Singapore [map]
Subject Area: History / Historical Geography
Appl Deadline:2019/06/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/23, finished 2019/12/22)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Digital Historical Maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia 

Position Description  
Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship with a team developing a platform to host digitised, pre-1900 maps of Southeast Asia. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
The project is based at Yale-NUS College Singapore, and is in collaboration with the National Library Singapore, Bodleian Libraries University of Oxford, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Yale University, and the Map Collections of Leiden University. The successful candidate would be expected to work with the collaborator libraries to identify suitable maps for inclusion into the online platform. They will also locate other sources on exploration and trade routes as well as nodal settlement patterns, which could augment the cartographic data. They will, in addition, be required to assist with the administration of the project and be able to work well in a team, including liaising with IT staff responsible for the design and development of the platform. 

The candidate will have a good first degree and a PhD in history or historical geography, with a specialist interest in cartographic knowledges and/or history of Asia. The following are essential: 
• Familiarity with the role of maps and cartographic knowledge as historical source material; 
• Expertise in history of Asia, and preferably the history of Southeast Asia or maritime histories; 
• Experience of library and archival research. 

The following are advantageous: 
 • Experience in digital humanities 
 • Language proficiency in any of the following languages: Portuguese, Dutch, Mandarin or French. 

Application Procedure
Applications should consist of the following: 
• Cover letter, with a brief statement of relevance of experience to the project 
• Curriculum vitae with details of at least two referees  
• Two writing samples (working papers, essays, written reports, short articles) 
• Transcripts (undergraduate, Masters, PhD): Scanned copies acceptable  

Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS. 
Closing date Friday 21 June 2019. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in September 2019. Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. 

 If you have inquiries about the position, please contact either Prof Jane M Jacobs (jane.jacobs@yale-nus.edu.sg) or Dean Ronald Milne (ronald.milne@yale-nus.edu.sg). 

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg 

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 
Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
YALE-NUS College
16 College Avenue West
#01-220 Singapore 138527

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