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Digital Humanities / New Media Jobs 2011Edit

Arizona State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The Film and Media Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University announces one tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Digital Culture to begin August 16, 2011. We are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between critical and creative studies as well as those who have an interest in developing grant and funded projects. Required: an earned doctorate in film and media studies or a related discipline, a demonstrated record of scholarly promise or achievement, and evidence of teaching experience in higher education. Candidates must be qualified to teach in the core curriculum of the Program, including Introduction to New Media, as well as at the upper-division and graduate levels in their areas of specialty. Those who expect to complete their doctorate by July 2011 are welcome to apply. Desired: areas of specialty in social media, mobile media, and/or video games.

Application procedure: Materials must include 1) current curriculum vita; 2) letter outlining research interests and research plan, teaching philosophy, and description of how applicant’s experiences fit job description; 3) syllabus for course in digital culture; 4) two writing samples; and 5) names, positions, and contact information of three references. Send materials to: Kiva James, Asst. Prof. Search, kiva.james@asu.edu. No faxes or regular mail accepted.

Deadline: Application deadline: November 15, 2010. If not filled, then the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed.

Acknowledgment received: 11/15

NOTES AND QUERIES:

(posted 2/21): Got email last week saying position had been de-funded and search cancelled.

Berea College (KY)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Berea College seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment to a multi-disciplinary humanities position, with an emphasis on media (production as well as theory) and culture. Candidates may be trained in disciplines related to visual culture and media literacy, broadly construed, and globalization and internationalization of culture. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to media ethics, media literacy, the philosophy of technology or of a medium (such as film), cultural anthropology of images or objects, cultural studies, etc."

Deadline: Consideration of applicants will begin in November 2010; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/24 (x3)

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Rejection letter received more recently confirms that position has been filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Brown UniversityEdit

MLA JIL:

"Tenure track Assistant Professor in Global Media Studies, with special interests in television and/or new media in the Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, to begin July 2011"

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/11 (email)

Request for Additional Materials: 12/18 (email) x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: yes, according to Film Studies 2010-2011

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Film Studies 2010-2011

- Anyone heard from them? (Jan 20th)

- Take a close look at the job advertisement's language, then read Stephen Groening's profile (he's a postdoctoral fellow there): http://www.brown.edu/Departments/MCM/people/StephenGroening.html. :-) Seems like an ideal "match." :-)

-Did anyone have an MLA interview with them?

Colorado CollegeEdit

"Colorado College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of New Media (tenure-track) from candidates across the liberal arts whose research addresses the theory and practice of media, digital culture, and technology. An ideal candidate will examine the interplay between society, technology, and art within a broad historical framework. Candidates should also focus on the impact of media and technology on ways of thinking, the production of subjectivity, and the interaction of community and aesthetics.

The Assistant Professor of New Media will be housed in the recently-constructed interdisciplinary Cornerstone Arts Center. Given the primacy of the arts in the Cornerstone, it is important for candidates to demonstrate facility with current artistic theory and practice. As part of their professional responsibilities, candidates will be expected to actively promote the use of Cornerstone’s facilities, which include smart classrooms, digital computing labs, and publicly accessible, multi-purpose spaces designed to cultivate connections among artistic and critical practices. This task includes helping to develop an all-college program in Media Studies. Candidates should understand the demands particular to pedagogy in the liberal arts and the college’s commitment to critical thinking and writing across the disciplines.

Although the position will emphasize theoretical approaches to the study of media, candidates with teaching experience in a creative field related to their area of research are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required."

http://www.coloradocollege.edu/resources/dean/ccjobs.asp

Deadline: January 15

Acknowledgment received: 1/20 email

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Skype interviews of 6 candidates being conducted 2/21 and 2/22

Campus interview scheduled: contacted to schedule campus interview (2/23)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Columbia College (SC)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor of English (Digital Media) The Division of Languages and Literatures invites applications for an assistant professor or full-time lecturer. PhD required for tenure-track appointment; master’s degree with extensive professional experience considered. This teaching position requires expertise in journalism, particularly digital media. The division offers a focus in writing for print and digital media with flexible groupings of courses for students interested in writing, editing, publishing, and production careers in print media, public relations, digital video, and Web publishing. Teaching responsibilities may include foundational and advanced skills courses in digital video, convergence journalism or reporting, public relations, Web design, and substantive text editing, as well as first-year composition courses. Other duties include advising majors and assisting with internship supervision and networking. Enhanced skills in designing, analyzing, and using new media for written and visual communication preferred."

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Columbia UniversityEdit

"We invite applications for an assistant professorship in the field of digital humanities, new media, or the history and theory of the digital and its impact on reading, writing, and viewing. Work welcome on topics such as the impact of information technology on literary culture; online editions and text creation; the development of new reading and viewing publics; or emergent graphic, visual, and digital literary genres."

Link to University Job Site

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Early March; a candidate has accepted the offer.

MLA interview scheduled: Early December

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, see above.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Georgia State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of English at Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for a tenure-track position, specializing in the digital humanities as part of a cluster hire in new and emerging media to begin August 2011. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Ph.D. in English or a closely allied discipline required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be an innovative scholar and teacher who produces and theorizes research in digital new media, a scholar-practitioner working at the intersection of media, culture and technology. Areas of specialization may include the creation of digital applications, tools, or devices which lead to the development of new literacies; the design of digital pedagogies to engage students in the active process of knowledge creation, collaborative knowledge construction and project-based learning; the design of multidisciplinary programs that investigate the ethics and cultural dynamics of digital expression; the creation of new media scholarship including new forms of scholarly publication, distribution, and outreach."

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/15

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/3 x2

Campus interview scheduled: 1 late Feb

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Iowa State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (10/8):

Assistant Professor in English with specialization in Environmental Humanities & New Media Tenure-track, 9-months, beginning August 2011. The faculty member in this position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of specialization such as literary theory, film, and environmental literature as well as teach American or British literature surveys and composition. Teaching and research interests may involve ecofeminism, ecocomposition, digital media, environmental or food writing, literature and science, the rhetoric of sustainability, social justice narratives, multicultural literature, and the public humanities. A PhD in English or terminal degree in related field is required. Record of publication and teaching experience is preferred. 2/2 teaching load to begin. Some interviews may be conducted at the MLA Conference in Los Angeles. To apply for this position, go to the Iowa State University website at www.iastatejobs.com and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” (#100685) and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: a letter of application/cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Barbara Ching, Professor and Chair, Department of English at bching@iastate.edu.

Deadline: November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cross-posted at Generalist 2011 & Environmental 2011

Loyola University New OrleansEdit

From MLA JIl (11/05):

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in digital humanities with a secondary emphasis in 20th century and 21st century British literature or post-colonial literature. First-year courses, advising, and departmental service also required. PhD required. Send application by December 3, 2010, to Dr. Katherine H. Adams, Chair; Department of English, Box 50; Loyola University New Orleans; New Orleans, LA 70118. Applications must include resume and three confidential letters of recommendation. Loyola University New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: December 3, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/14 MLA scheduled, by phone call (x4)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 1/15

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


Michigan State University, Digital Humanities & Multimedia Writing (2 positions)Edit

From MLA JIL (3/11/11):

The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University invites applications for its new technology, culture and creativity initiatives. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at MSU seeks colleagues in two positions.

1. Digital Humanities, Community Informatics, or Digital Media and Culture. We are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between critical and creative studies, and whose teaching and research is in one or more of the following areas: human-computer interaction; information architecture, cultural informatics, user-experience design; or new media arts and storytelling.

2. Multimedia writing and video composing, with desirable subsidiary interests in global and cross-cultural contexts for multimedia writing and video composing and/or visual rhetoric.

Both positions are academic year, tenure system faculty (rank open) or academic specialist appointments to begin fall 2011. All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.msu.edu/.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Michigan TechEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media to begin Fall 2011. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in digital media with a critical and interdisciplinary emphasis in one or more of the following areas: visual theory; visual design; interactive or experience design; mobile and location specific technologies and design. The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as digital photography, graphic design, or interactive media."

Deadline: Nov. 1

Offer accepted: According to R/C posting job is filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

New School (NY) - TT Position in Culture and MediaEdit

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a Ph.D. in cultural studies, media studies, comparative literature, or allied discipline. Candidates must have a demonstrated facility in ethnographic, textual, theoretical, or historical methodologies. Desired areas of study include (1) race and ethnicity, transnationalism (2) gender and sexuality, (3) subcultures and/or popular culture. . . We are looking for an emerging scholar to help us strengthen the cultural studies side of the program, with a particular focus on "media," broadly conceived. . . Requirements: Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Comparative Literature, or allied discipline. Teaching experience preferred.

Link to Chronicle Ad (posted 10/5/10)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2010 and the position will remain open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 12/9; 12/10

Campus interview scheduled: 12/22

Offer made and accepted for TT position: April 18, 2011

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Comparative 2011
  • Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2010-2011
  • Note: There is another version of this ad floating around, with virtually identical wording, except that it refers to the position as a "renewable term appointment" rather than "tenure track" . . . it's not entirely clear whether these are actually 2 separate positions (although there are two separate postings on the New School employment site). Can anyone out there clarify?
  • The dept. head posted them on facebook as two.. I think he might know.... one is tenure-track, and one is not stated as tenure-track, though not stated as contract either. And now there are three.
  • Any news on this? I applied for the TT position only and now wondering if I should have done the other one as well... Anyone received a rejection letter yet?

New School (NY) - TT Position in Digital PedagogyEdit

The New School's Department of Media Studies and Film invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in digital pedagogy and online education. The Media Studies Program enrolls more than 500 students from 30 countries, and offers a curriculum in media theory, history, and criticism, film studies, media management, and audio, video, film, and digital media production. The curriculum consists of on-site and online classes and the M.A. degree can be completed entirely online.

We seek diverse candidates with a record of research and teaching excellence in media education, online learning platforms, and networked collaboration, with expertise in a broad range of media pedagogy and practices (distance learning, streaming media, immersive online environments, mobile devices, etc.).

The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in media education and pedagogy, coordinate the program's online curriculum, and advance the delivery of a rich multimedia learning experience across a broad range of media environments and platforms. Further responsibilities include student advising and appropriate service on departmental, divisional, and university committees.

All applications must be completed online at The New School's Human Resource's website (http://careers.newschool.edu). Please attach a cover letter, C.V., and the names of three referees who will be writing letters. (Note: only three attachments are accepted on the online site).

Link to Chronicle Ad (posted 10/25/10)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 1/26

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Northern Illinois UniversityEdit

Professor of Digital Media

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any news on this position?

OCAD University (Toronto, ON)Edit

The Faculty of Liberal Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in New Media Criticism and History. Candidates are expected to have a research program and experience teaching in the area of New Media History and Theory/Criticism. Professional production experience and academic research in the areas of multi-media art & design (e.g. film, video, digital media, sound) and/or social media would be an asset.

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2011.

Short list notification: March 8, 2011 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled: March 31, 2011

Offer made: April 6, 2011

Offer accepted: April 12, 2011

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)Edit

Position in Digital Humanities at the Assistant Professor rank, effective August 1, 2011, subject to final budgetary approval. The required qualifications include an earned PhD and a record of excellent research and teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong research record in digital humanities and literary studies, relevant teaching experience, and the potential to lead the Department in developing its digital projects. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. On our campus, located in downtown Toronto, we teach a diverse range of students in a dynamic environment that fosters interdisciplinary opportunities and creative pedagogies. The Department offers a BA in English (launching September 2011) and an MA in Literatures of Modernity. We also contribute to 3 inter-departmental programs: a humanities BA in Arts and Contemporary Studies, and graduate programs in Communication and Culture (MA/PhD) and Immigration and Settlement Studies (MA). The current teaching load is 2/3 with further release for graduate supervisions.

LINK

Offer accepted: 03/10

UC Santa BarbaraEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate who specializes in media technologies and literature, language, or textual cultures between 1800 and c. 1980, the epoch of modernization from the first industrial revolution to the onset of the current digital revolution. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on writing, reading, communicational, computational, visual, or sensory media in the period between early-modern technologies of writing and reading and contemporary digital technologies (two areas in which our department has strength). The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in media and literature, as well as a literary historical field; contribute to the department's digital humanities and undergraduate specialization in Literature & Culture of Information, as well as intersect with the department's collaborative research and teaching initiatives (including the Transcriptions Center); and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.(Please visit the UCSB English website for information on our department's ongoing initiatives.) Position effective July 1, 2011. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Send letter of application, dossier, and nonreturnable sample of written work (20pp or less) to Literature and Media Search Committee, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170."

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 29, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 10/25 Received email that my application file was complete (included link to Affirmative Action survey)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (12/10/10), x2 (12/11/10), (12/16/10)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone have a link to this job? I can't find it on their website.

  • A: Can't find it anywhere but the MLA JIL . . . have added address and application details above, in case that helps . . .

Has anyone heard anything on this one? I'm trying not to be too restless, but "no news is at least not bad news" only works for so long... A: interviews scheduled for MLA

Out of curiosity, could those who got MLA interviews for this job give some indication of what their fields of research are? I couldn't quite tell from the job description whether or not my research was the kind of thing they were looking for... Thanks!

University of ChicagoEdit

LINK

"The University of Chicago's Department of English invites applications for an assistant professorship from scholars who work on new media broadly conceived. This could be work on a specific medium (print, film, etc.) during the era of its emergence; work on digital technology or work that examines various inter-media dynamics, such as remediation; work on and with digital literary archives; work on digital literature or cinema; or work on the theorization of cyberculture."

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing Sample 11/30; Writing sample 12/1; Writing sample 12/3

Rejection Letter: 12/10 (x2); Rejection email: 12/17

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Interview held. Very polite subsequent rejection by email.

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I've heard secondhand that the position was offered and accepted.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEdit

LINK

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science seeks to hire more than one outstanding full-time faculty member to join our dynamic and collegial program. Although strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply, specializations of particular interest include: archives and archival theory, socio-technical systems, data curation, community informatics, information organization and semantic technologies, information seeking, information visualization, management and evaluation of information services and organizations, emergent reading technologies and media literacies, youth and digital culture.

Deadline: November 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: early Dec (to take place Jan 5 and 6)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of IowaEdit

link

English, assistant professor in digital literacies/visual cultures

Academic year appointment, beginning August 2011, to teach a minimum of two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels in digital literacies/visual cultures, with a preferred emphasis on the literary historical period of 1850 to 1950. Advise Ph.D. students and direct their theses. Initiate and continue a program of research and publication.

This position is part of a cluster initiative in Public Humanities in a Digital World. All positions in this initiative require engaging collaboratively with communities and organizations across and outside the university. New hires under this initiative will actively participate in exploring the role of digital practices on the production of scholarship and creative work in projects central to the humanities.

Submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/, reference no. 58566, by November 10, 2010. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Screening of applications will begin on October 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association meetings in Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011.

Deadline: November 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/12 (x3), 12/6

Rejection Letter: Letter sent via e-mail on Jan. 4

Phone interview scheduled: 12/23 MLA interview scheduled, by phone (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: Three campus visits have been scheduled for late Jan / early Feb.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Email from SC; a candidate has accepted.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Congrats to the finalists.

University of MichiganEdit

LINK (H-Net)

As part of a cluster hire that involves similar hires in the Department of English, the Department of Communication Studies, and the School of Information, the Program in American Culture (AC) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track university-year assistant professorship in “Digital Environments” beginning September 1, 2011.

Scholars examining all aspects of digital media (e.g., Internet, ethnographies or cultural histories of new media, dynamics of social networking, new technologies of political organizing, games and gaming, etc.) from the perspectives of American studies, American ethnic studies, and/or American cultural studies, are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required prior to employment.

All application materials must be submitted electronically (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to <ac-position@umich.edu>

Applicants should send 1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, Digital Environments Search Committee 2. Vita 3. Evidence of Scholarship (i.e., writing sample) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience 5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations) 6. Statement of current and future research plans 7. Three or more letters of recommendation should be sent to <ac-position@umich.edu> directly from the signer (or credentialing service) from an institutional e-mail address.

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2010 with plans to conduct preliminary interviews in December 2010.

Acknowledgment received: via email 11/2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: mid December

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of RochesterEdit

Media Position in English Department: Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Link to University HR

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I heard second-hand (from someone directly involved) that an offer was made and accepted, approx. 2/25. I can confirm that the offer was made and accepted at the end of February. (3/9)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Film Studies 2010-2011
  • Q: Has anyone applied for this? U of R online job site doesn't list this job as active anymore. (11/7)
  • Yes, the job is active. 11/17
  • MLA JIL ad gives the following as the URL for applications: https://www.rochester.edu/fort/eng/
  • Has anyone heard anything about this job? 12/13 x3
  • Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? 1/11
  • See update on the Film Studies wiki: They conducted interviews at MLA.
  • Can anyone confirm that interviews were conducted at MLA, and/or campus invitations as of yet?

University of TulsaEdit

From MLA JIL (Feb 11):

The University of Tulsa seeks a tenure-track entry-level or advanced Assistant Professor of English, commencing August 2011, with research interests in digital humanities and 20th /21st-century literature and culture. Tulsa is a home to the Modernist Journals Project, an important digital humanities initiative. The McFarlin Library’s Special Collections have significant 20th-century archival holdings. We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing interests in film, creative writing, art, media studies, history of the book, women’s and gender studies, periodical studies and other interdisciplinary areas. Teaching will include departmental courses and graduate seminars, participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program, and service on dissertation committees. Send letter of application, vita, and dossier to Professor Lars Engle, Chair, Faculty of English, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104-3189. Digital applications will be accepted and can be emailed to: dig-hum-search@utulsa.edu. Review of applications will begin 25 February 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

Acknowledgment received: 2.25.11

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & Modern British 2011

University of Victoria (BC)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "entry-level tenure track position in the areas of Digital Humanities and Literary Studies. Expertise in textual studies and/or the ability to contribute to the Internet Shakespeare Editions may be an advantage"

Deadline: Oct 31, 2010

NOTE: this is a repeat of a search from last year: see Renaissance 2010 for details on last year's search.

This is primarily a Digital Humanities job, not Renaissance. See comments on previous search.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/25 email

Rejection Letter: 12/15 x 2 (snail mail) Letter reports that 4 people were invited to interview.

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 12/9 by phone

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Announced that a candidate has accepted.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin, MadisonEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an assistant or beginning associate professor in Digital Studies, to begin in fall of 2011. We seek qualified applicants with a terminal degree in any area of English studies, including literary studies, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and language and linguistics, and whose *primary* research/creative interests lie in areas such as digital literacy, electronic literature, digital poetics, new media studies, and digital humanities. Those whose primary interests cross such areas and combine analysis and creativity are especially encouraged to apply. The person hired will also be expected to actively participate and teach roughly half of their courses in the university's new interdisciplinary Digital Studies program, which aims to enhance students’ media, visual, technology, and information literacies by enabling them to critically analyze and creatively compose with new media and information technologies."

Deadline: November 14

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 3 (by e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials: Letters of Recommendation Request (by e-mail on Nov. 19; letters due Nov. 30!)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

1/21 - Pool has been narrowed to three on-campus interviews in the near future

1/23 Have the three finalists been notified?


Washington State University VancouverEdit

MLA JIL (1/14):

Assistant Professor of Media Communications [14313] The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver in Vancouver, WA seeks an Assistant Professor of Media Communications.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes that involve hands-on practice in digital media content creation across multiple media platforms. Knowledge of the intersections among digital, print, and broadcast is also required. Research emphasis may include digital media, media journalism, social media, and/or visual and aural communication. Candidates may be asked to teach graduate level courses at the Murrow College of Communications. The successful candidate may be responsible for advising student multimedia projects and productions. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduate and/or graduate students and serve as a liaison with the professional community.

To apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. For application, please include: 1) cover letter describing training and experience relating specified qualifications, 2) CV, 3) description of research goals and plans, 4) three letters of reference, 5) Also required is a link to an online portfolio where examples of personal and student work are available to be downloaded and viewed. Review of completed applications will begin by February 1, 2011. Questions should be directed to Dr. Dene Grigar, dgrigar@vancouver.wsu.edu.

Deadline: Feb 1

Acknowledgment received: 2/9 (by e-mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

West Chester University (PA)Edit

LINK

"West Chester University is seeking applicants for the position of digital literary studies and new media with the historical period open, but with particular departmental needs in the early modern period. In addition to an ability to develop new courses and teach within her/his literary specialization, the successful candidates may demonstrate interest in developing and teaching distance education and online courses. The teaching load is 4/4 with two courses each semester in general education writing. The successful candidate should have the PhD (in English, Comparative Literature, or other field with literary studies focus) by August 2011, and should have experience teaching core courses in the major, digital-humanities-related courses, and first-year writing. Interest in innovative course development and delivery is also sought. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate competence with digital humanities tools and an active research agenda through a history of conference presentations as well as involvement in digital humanities project(s)."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 24, 2010 and continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/27 (snail mail)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (via phone 12/13 x 3); via email 12/14

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24 (phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: according to email received on 3/16, offer has been accepted by another candidate.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Renaissance 2011
  • Q: Have any of those who interviewed at the MLA heard anything about campus visits?
    • A: I had an MLA interview and have not heard anything from them yet (01/21). I was told that they were going to contact candidates about campus interviews "at the end of January" (whatever that means). They have four searches going on in the department right now, so I'm thinking that they are still trying to schedule visits. Plus there is likely some kind of admin. office that has to approve things before they contact candidates. Anyone else?
    • A: I also had an MLA interview and am still waiting to hear (1/23).
    • A: I too had an MLA interview and haven't heard anything (1/24). At my interview I was told that the committee would meet during the third week of January (so I assume last week), and they were also very clear that it would be a while before they could contact people. Hopefully we'll hear something this week.
    • I just got a call this afternoon, so the calls are going out. (1/24)
    • Does anyone know anything about the remaining timeline here? (2/23) According to the above post, at least one campus interview was scheduled. Do we know when approximately the interviews will be completed? Not hopeful, but you never know.
    • Campus interviews just finished and I believe that they should be making decisions in the next week or so. -- Thank you for this update! I appreciate your taking the time to post this.

Drama Jobs 2011 Edit

Amherst CollegeEdit

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"tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of dramatic literature in English after 1660. The successful candidate will offer courses in the history and theory of drama broadly conceived. Candidates should be familiar with current scholarship in performance studies and specialize in one or more American, British, or global dramatic traditions (e.g., twentieth-century American, post-Restoration British, African-American or US ethnic, Caribbean, or Commonwealth drama)."

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: By E-mail (x3)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA scheduled (12/13) (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit 1/8

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Grant MacEwan University (Alberta, Canada)Edit

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Subfield/description: "The Department of English at Grant MacEwan University invites applicants for a continuing position in drama. Applicants must have a specialization in the scholarly study and textual analysis of British or American drama, excluding Shakespeare and the Renaissance. Preference will be given to specializations in twentieth century British or American drama."

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: Does anyone know anything about this position? I've heard nothing.

Cross-posted at 20-21 c. American 2011, Generalist 2011 & Modern British 2011

NYUEdit

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"The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start September 1, 2011, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a candidate in any field of English, American, or Anglophone drama before roughly 1890, with a preference for applicants working in the medieval period, the Restoration, or the nineteenth century. The ideal candidate will have completed the PhD in English, Theater, Performance Studies, Comparative Literature, or any other related field, and will be prepared to teach surveys of Western drama as well as courses in his or her field."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample by email, 12/12 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled by email: December 22 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: Contacted for campus visit to take place in mid to late February.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard ANYTHING about this job?

I received a note that one of my letters was missing about two weeks ago.

1/24: Anyone get a campus visit? Any post-MLA news?

1/26: None so far on my end. And it looks like you and I are the only candidates who are posting to the Wiki...

Providence CollegeEdit

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"The Department of English at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in drama, with expertise in modern and contemporary. Ability to teach drama in periods from the Restoration to the present preferred."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: By email (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: received curt letter (1/21)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled via phone (12/15)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Spring HillEdit

From MLA JIL

"Spring Hill College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Twentieth Century Drama. PhD required. Standard 4/4 teaching load includes composition, introductory literature, genre courses, and upper level courses for the major. Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, liberal arts institution of 1,300 students. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Michael Kaffer, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608. Must be received by November 15 for full consideration."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Rejection letter received (12/13). The sum total of said letter: the date "December 9, 2010" and "Thank you for your interest in the position at Spring Hill College. This letter is to inform you that we have decided not to pursue your candidacy. Sincerely, _______" Not even a "Dear Dr. So-and-so." <sigh> (x2)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Notes:

St. Thomas University (New Brunswick, Canada)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature, St. Thomas University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2011, pending budgetary approval. . . The successful candidate will be a scholar of dramatic literature and will have substantial professional experience in theatre production. The candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in dramatic literature and dramatic production.

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Deadline: November 19, 2010, or when position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files, including letters of reference, are complete by this date.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1 (regular mail letter rec'd 2/23)

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: as per letter of rejection (snail mail, early March)

Notes:

TuftsEdit

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Position Title: Assistant Professor position in the field of pre-modern theatre

Description: Areas of expertise may include classical, medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque theatre. A Ph.D. and the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching are required. Experience in college-level teaching and directing plays with student actors is strongly preferred. Research in foreign languages and ability to teach pre-modern dramatic theory also are preferred.

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [under Theater 2010-2011 it says "Campus visits have been scheduled." Anyone have more specific info?]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Medieval 2011, Renaissance 2011 & Theater 2010-2011

University of AlabamaEdit

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Modern Drama (20th Century)

LINK

Deadline: 10/29/10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA (12/8)

Campus interview scheduled: They are doing campus visits during the weeks of Feb. 7-11 and Feb. 14-18.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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