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Graduate Student Researcher

Harvard University

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Latin language, ancient psychology, history of emotions, digital humanities, history of ideas, lexicography
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Start date January 2022
Job description

We seek a current graduate student with research experience in Latin language and ancient psychology to work on a multi-institutional project to develop methods for the study of historical psychology. This is a two-year part-time position beginning in January 2022, preferably, and no later than June 2022; the stipend will be $30,000 per year. Besides regular meetings with the project PI, Joe Henrich (Harvard University), and Co-PI, Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University), the position will entail close collaboration with the Quantitative Criticism Lab, co-directed by Joseph Dexter (Harvard University) and Pramit Chaudhuri (University of Texas at Austin). The aim of the project is to develop computational methods for the study of diachronic changes in psychology based on current research in the social sciences and developments in computational text analysis for Latin and other premodern languages. The work forms part of a larger project, funded by the Templeton Foundation, to explore relationships between religion, kinship, and society. The position requires research competence in Latin, ancient psychology, and history of emotions. Desired but optional areas of experience include one or more of the following: Greek, digital humanities, history of ideas, lexicography. The successful applicant will join a cross-disciplinary, highly collaborative team of humanists, social scientists, and data scientists; as such, no prior experience with computation or statistical analysis is required. We welcome applications from current Ph.D. students in all relevant academic fields and at any institution who plan to graduate no earlier than 2024. Remote work may be possible, in which case occasional travel to in-person collaborative meetings will be required.

Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials by email to [email protected]

-Cover letter describing their interest in the position and any relevant prior work;

-CV;

-Writing sample of not more than 30 pages;

-Names and contact information of three referees (letters will be requested only for short-listed candidates). 

Questions regarding the position may be directed to [email protected].  

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials by email to [email protected]: -Cover letter describing their interest in the position and any relevant prior work; -CV; -Writing sample of not more than 30 pages; -Names and contact information of three referees (letters will be requested only for short-listed candidates).
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Deadline for full consideration: Yesterday, 12:00am EST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Contact name Joseph Dexter
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date May 1, 2022, 8:03pm EST
Last updated November 4, 2021, 5:55pm UTC
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