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Call for Applications: CESTA Graduate Mentors, Summer 2020

May 5 2020

Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) is hiring two graduate research mentors for its 2020 Summer UG Research program. The CESTA’s Graduate Mentor position is designed to prepare graduate students to become leaders in the national Digital Humanities community, while contributing, in fundamental ways, to the implementation and success of the Undergraduate Research Internship Program.

The Graduate Mentors will have a leading role in the Undergraduate Research Internship program, working with CESTA Faculty and Staff in designing, implementing, and evaluating the Summer 2020 program. A primary responsibility of the graduate mentors will be to supervise the work of specific student researchers and to liaison between the undergraduate research interns and the project leaders. The Graduate Mentors will, together, regularly facilitate discussions, activities, and co-working sessions among the student participants. Specific DH expertise is not required for this position; however, familiarity with the work of the Digital Humanities and with CESTA’s program and projects will be an asset. Strong communication and frequent documentation of activities are essential. The graduate mentors will also participate in the production of the 2020 CESTA anthology, publicizing the work completed by the undergraduate interns. This position will offer successful applicants an opportunity to gain experience in mentorship, practical skills, program development, and project management in Digital Humanities contexts.

Position Expectations:

The 2020 CESTA summer program will run from June 22, 2020 through August 28, 2020. In addition to their availability for approximately 20 hrs/wk during this period, the graduate mentors are also expected to take part in the design and planning in the weeks before the program begins, and to work with CESTA administration to assess the results of the program following its completion.

In accordance with the current university policy on social distancing, all research activities and meetings for this program will be held remotely.

Position Eligibility, Type, and Funding

The position will be formalized in consultation with the Graduate Mentor’s home department, to ensure congruence with department and university policies.


Graduate Mentors will be hired on a 12 week, 50% Course Assistantship (CA) with a salary of $10,956 ($1,826 per pay period). The CA includes tuition allowance to provide up to 3 units of enrollment or TGR.

How to Apply

Send a CV and a letter of interest to Professor Giovanna Ceserani, CESTA Director, at by May 15, 2020. Applicants should also request a letter of recommendation from their primary graduate supervisor/advisor specifically for this opportunity, to be sent separately to the same address.

Please direct questions to Amanda Wilson Bergado (CESTA Center Manager) at