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Bowie State University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Digital Humanities and New Media Studies/Open)Edit

Responsibilities: Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshmen composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following fields from an accredited institution is required: American literature, digital humanities, cultural studies, professional writing, Caribbean literature, and new media studies. Minimum of three (3) years of college/university teaching experience preferred. Evidence of strong research capability and a strong, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; knowledge and experience developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, university and community service; excellent communication skills; commitment to the mission of Bowie State University; digital information technology skills a plus, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. The university has experienced increased enrollment in recent years and is under new leadership with the installment of Dr. Aminta Breaux as Bowie State University’s 10th President.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), an application, and three (3) professional letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email all documents to the following address (PDFs preferred): JOBS@bowiestate.edu.

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  • "12 hours" usually means 4 courses/semester (assuming each course is 3 credit hours).

Chapman University (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor in the Creative and Cultural Industries (incl. Digital Humanities)Edit

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track/tenured Assistant/Associate Professor in the Creative and Cultural Industries, to be housed within the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, beginning August 2018.

More information about Chapman University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

A terminal degree in a relevant field is required.

We are open to all areas, but are particularly keen to develop our strengths in any of the following: Digital Humanities/ digital cultures; CCI policy; cross-cultural CCI studies; cultural memories; critical theory and cultural studies; visual cultures.

The interdisciplinary position will be appointed in one of the nine academic department within WCAHSS that is best aligned with the candidate's teaching and research in the visual arts, creative writing, humanities, or social sciences.

Additional areas of interest, experience, research, or creative activity are welcome. Examples of such areas include the creative economy, cultural studies, disability studies, game development, intellectual property, media studies, medical humanities, print and electronic publishing, programming or user interface design, public relations, war and society, or data collection, analysis, or visualization.

Tenured candidates must have a strong track-record in scholarly research or creative activity. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research profile, measured either in production or demonstrated potential for production. Research or creative activity in the Creative and Cultural Industries or the Digital Humanities should be situated within theoretical and methodological approaches appropriate to the applicant’s subject area of expertise.

Tenured candidates must have strong record of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. TT candidates must demonstrate strong potential for teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applications from candidates with a fresh and dynamic perspective on teaching, curriculum development, interdisciplinary practices, and a commitment to mentoring students are especially welcome.

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. Tenured faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The faculty member will be expected to support the Creative Media Studies/Creative Industries minor, teaching several courses in this area, supervise student thesis projects, and work with colleagues to shape the future of the university. Applications from candidates with success in or potential for attracting external grants to support research, program development, and/or pedagogical work are especially welcome.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty application, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and one sample publication, dissertation chapter, or links to substantive digital project(s) to: Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, Search Chair c/o Shannon Halverson-Gorajia, shalverson@chapman.edu. Please use “CCI/DH Faculty Position” as the email subject line.

Candidates will be contacted if three recommendations should be sent by their authors or the candidate’s dossier service to the same e-mail address.

Application review begins November 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Skype interviews will be held in December.

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Coastal Carolina University (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and DesignEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design in the Department of English. The appointment will be effective August 16, 2018. Teaching responsibilities include lower division major courses in digital media, digital studies, and broadening upper-level offerings in digital methods, including coding for humanities projects and text or interactive methods (possible skills might include JavaScript; HTML and CSS; or other server-side programming or creative platforms).

Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. in Digital Humanities, or in a relevant field with a specialization in digital media and culture, critical computation and new media, or other digital humanities-focused work; an established scholarly agenda in digital and humanistic studies; and a strong record of teaching integrated humanities courses. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience teaching digital humanities content at the undergraduate level and working with students on digital humanities-focused research projects. Experience with digital and distance education technologies is also desirable. Teaching assignments may include, hybrid, evening, and distance-learning courses. Travel and research support available for professional development.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit an online application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and reference list with contact information electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu. The online application will require the submission of three references with contact information. An email will be automatically generated requesting letters of recommendation from these specific references. Deadline for submission of online application materials is November 1st, 2017. Address all correspondence to: Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design, Search Committee, Department of English, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 29528-6054

Coastal Carolina University is building a diverse faculty and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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Florida State University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - History of Text TechnologiesEdit

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the History of Text Technologies beginning August 2018. The position is a 2/2 teaching assignment (two courses per semester) with one graduate course per year. The successful candidate would be expected to teach a required graduate course in the History of Text Technologies and undergraduate courses in the Literature and Editing-Writing-Media major.

Qualifications: We seek an expert in book history or media archaeology, specializing in any historical period or genre of Anglophone literature, from medieval English manuscripts to contemporary multimedia digital textuality. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment. Applicants should also have a record of publication, prospects of future publication, and evidence of effective teaching.

Contact Info: Questions can be sent to the search committee and Department Chair, Professor Gary Taylor, at english-recruiting@fsu.edu

Pay Plan: This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

A cover letter, CV, writing sample, contact information for at least 3 references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be submitted as a single PDF.

This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Professor Gary Taylor, Chair, and sent to english-recruiting@fsu.edu

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled in early December.

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Georgia Tech (GA) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Digital Media / Black Media Edit

The School of Literature, Media and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor. LMC is seeking a scholar practitioner of digital media working in the area of Black media. In the era of #BlackLivesMatter, there is increasing recognition of the importance of social media and other digitally-mediated spaces to understand black experience and broader questions of race in culture and society. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to critical race studies, interaction design, information design, game design, game studies, educational computing, computational journalism, civic media, digital equity, digital humanities, design studies, media studies, critical data studies, algorithm studies, broadening participation in computing, and culturally responsive computing. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and an established research trajectory that fits well with the mission of the school.

LMC is an excellent site for agenda-setting Black media scholarship and design because of its mission of humanistic inquiry in a technological world, its already established community partnerships, and its location at a public technological university in Atlanta, which is an important center for African American culture and for media and technology. The School supports multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees, and the successful candidate would be expected to contribute to our undergraduate programs in literature, media, and communication and computational media (joint with computer science), as well as our masters and Ph.D. Programs in digital media. For additional information on the School, consult our web site at www.lmc.gatech.edu.

As a school, we believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

Candidates should email a CV and letter of interest emailed as one single PDF to hiring@mail.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

LINK: https://www.lmc.gatech.edu/hiring-black-media

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Hartwick College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Media Studies / Postcolonial LiteratureEdit

MEDIA STUDIES/POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE: The Department of English at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with a PhD in English or related discipline with teaching and research strengths in Media Studies, including the cultural semiotics of both traditional and new media (TV, social media, graphic arts, digital artifacts, film, etc.). Candidates will also have secondary expertise in World and/or Postcolonial Literature and Culture. Experience with interpretive digital humanities is an asset. Specific teaching assignments will include courses on media studies, post-colonial literature, and literary theory, as well as general education courses, including First Year Seminars and Composition. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or the equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate will possess an established commitment to and record of excellence, innovation, and diversity in undergraduate teaching combined with strong evidence of publication or the promise of future publication. This candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to our vibrant undergraduate program in literature and cultural studies and, if interested, may contribute to current and emerging College-wide interdisciplinary majors and initiatives. Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check of every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send: cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; evidence of teaching, scholarly, and creative excellence or the potential for it, as established through the submission of a teaching portfolio, and scholarly article or essay, or original creative work or website; a Diversity Statement: viz, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement; (http://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/student-affairs/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at- hartwick/); and, an individual letter of reference sent from each of three referees.

Letters should be addressed to Dr. Susan Navarette, Chair, Department of English, and all materials must be sent electronically to facultyjobs@hartwick.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Journalism (incl. Multimedia)Edit

The Department of English at Loyola Marymount University seeks an assistant professor to fill a tenure-track position in Journalism to begin in Fall 2018.

An advanced degree in Journalism (Ph.D. preferred) or a closely related field (or equivalent), successful undergraduate teaching, a record of publication and/or authorship of film/video/audio/digital work, and experience in the profession are required. Experience in and critical knowledge of the technology and content of multiple media, expertise in covering communities traditionally underserved by media in general, and a concern for ethical issues that confront journalists in the digital era are required.

We are looking for a candidate qualified to help us strengthen and increase the visibility of our social justice grounded Journalism Minor and help expand our program. Interest in teaching courses that could be cross-listed with any of our interdisciplinary programs such as African-American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Environmental Studies, or Urban Studies would be preferred.

The normal teaching load would be two or three 4-unit courses per semester (2-2-2-3 courses per semester over two years), including Core courses and Journalism courses.

As part of an intercultural, student-centered institution, the English Department promotes teaching diverse course content using inclusive/critical pedagogies. Candidates should have an interest in helping students develop as local and global citizens through, for example, experiential learning assignments, community-engagement, and/or immersion experiences. Experience with or interest in digital pedagogies or integrating technology in teaching in ways that enhance student learning would be considered an asset. LMU values the teacher-scholar-practitioner educator model, offering a pre-tenure sabbatical and opportunities for research and course development grants. Interest in and value for University citizenship and engagement are important for faculty at LMU .

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three pieces of journalism published in print, digital, audio, video, or film format, or articles on media and/or journalism in scholarly publications, by November 15, 2017. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to JournalismPosition@LMU.edu (preferred) or to mailing address: Evelyn McDonnell, Director, Journalism Program, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Marian University (WI) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Digital CommunicationEdit

Marian University invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication (Digital Communication).

Primary responsibilities include teaching a range of courses in the department – including digital communication, social media, new- and trans-media, communication applications, and strategic communication – curriculum development, student advising, and program assessment/continuous improvement.  Scholarly and professional activities, and service to the university, profession and community are expected.

Education in a field related to digital communication is strongly preferred as this position will support the growth and development of Digital Communication as a track in the Communication Program.  Ideal candidates should have a Doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant discipline (M.A. considered).

Candidates must demonstrate effective university teaching using a variety of teaching strategies, and be willing to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting. Professional work experience in digital communication, social media, strategic communication or similar experience is strongly desired.  Willingness to support the Mission and Core Values of the University is essential.

To be considered please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching competency, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference, to muapplicants@marianuniversity.edu.  Please use Digital Communication in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Marian University is located in Wisconsin’s beautiful Fox Valley, approximately one hour north of Milwaukee and Madison.

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Molloy College (NY) - Asst. Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media (Game Studies)Edit

The Department of Digital Humanities and New Media at Molloy College invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank faculty member in game studies to begin January 1, 2018.

Applicants' expertise in teaching and research may include interactive narrative, digital games studies, game theory and development, educational games, and digital media literacy in secondary ELA or education. Applicants' interests should also emphasize social good, particularly how digital technology interfaces with and disrupts structural inequalities along axes of identity and subjective formation (race, class, gender).

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., exhibit a clear vision for teaching, and show evidence of research. Applicants should also show interest or experience in pursuing grant-funded research and teaching opportunities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation to humanresources@molloy.edu .

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Electronic and Digital RhetoricEdit

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University seeks applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall Semester, 2018.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or comparable area is required.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity for scholarly research and publication and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching electronic and digital rhetoric. Desirable areas of teaching experience include multimodal literacies, multimodal composition, professional communication, social media, digital humanities, content management, and visual and information design.

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies is a freestanding academic unit within the College of Arts and Letters comprised of collegial, nationally and internationally recognized faculty with interests in literacy and the teaching of writing, rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric, and professional and public discourse. (Please see the department website at: http://rhetoric.sdsu.edu.) The department also participates in San Diego State’s Digital Humanities Initiative, which researches digital culture and provides a regional hub for strategic innovation and collaboration. The university recently defined the initiative as an area of excellence, committing resources and funding to digital humanities work at San Diego State University.

San Diego State University, an R2 institution and the flagship of the Cal State system, sponsors the second highest number of Fulbright Scholars in California. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status and ranks among the top six universities nationwide in terms of student ethnic/racial diversity. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/42955. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews via Skype.

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Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Shakespeare and Digital HumanitiesEdit

The Department of English at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Shakespeare, with additional desirable expertise in Digital Humanities. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and be able to establish an active research program, possibly including undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in Shakespeare and the Renaissance (including possibilities such as book history, print culture and digital approaches to literary studies) as well as first-year critical thinking and writing courses. The successful candidate will teach six courses spread over three quarters. Ph.D. must be in hand by September of 2018.

Santa Clara is located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance excellent undergraduate teaching with active research agendas. Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Salary Competitive, benefits eligible, including housing assistance program.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph. D. in English, and must be committed to working with undergraduates.

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Evidence of teaching excellence in relevant fields
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Alignment with the Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the goals of the Department of English at Santa Clara University

Open Date: 08/11/2017

Close Date: 10/23/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials should include 1) letter of application describing teaching philosophy, research plan appropriate for department serving undergraduates, experience working w/people of diverse cultures and identities, and reasons for interest in a position at Santa Clara University 2) curriculum vitae 3) sample syllabi 4) recent teaching evaluations for 2-3 courses 5) an example of scholarship: e.g., article, book chapter, dissertation chapter 6) (unofficial) graduate transcripts 7) three letters of reference, which will be solicited automatically through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6272

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Southern Methodist University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English with Digital Humanities ExpertiseEdit

Position No. 00029414. The Southern Methodist University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor beginning Fall/August 2018. We are seeking a scholar with a well-developed Digital Humanities project and a research profile in any area of literary scholarship and new media. The applicant should show evidence of a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of computing in the humanities, which could include the intellectual and cultural effects of text mining, quantitative analysis, visualization, and text and archive creation. Teaching would range from undergraduate introductions to digital humanities to working with PhD students with dissertations that employ DH. Applicants should also be prepared to teach courses on literary topics that serve departmental needs. The appointee will join a developing interdisciplinary group who hold appointments in fields including history, engineering, gaming, the arts, and anthropology. We require a completed Ph.D. in a field of literary studies by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted in searchable pdf format and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Applications should be addressed to Darryl Dickson-Carr, Chair, Department of English, Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275. We accept and encourage Interfolio submissions. Those delivered by email should be sent to dfoster@smu.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44545

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Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Digital Humanities/Big DataEdit

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities/Big Data. Rank assistant professor. Candidates who combine digital humanities (e.g., distant reading, big data analysis, GIS) with secondary expertise in American literature or Global literature are especially welcome. We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues within the department and beyond in contributing to new programs in big data and the digital humanities. Current DH work in the department is supported by a New Media Studio and by DH/IT library staff who are committed to working with academic departments. The English Department values diversity, interdisciplinary research, and the intersections of literature and technology. TCU’s college of liberal arts is reinforcing these departmental values by hiring a cluster of big data specialists across disciplines.

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Requirements: PhD in English or related field by August 1, 2018.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 6) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.

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University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Indigenous Digital Arts and PerformanceEdit

The Department of English and Drama and the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus invite applications for a jointly-appointed, full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Digital Arts and Performance. The start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

The Departments welcome applications from emerging researchers or artist-researchers working in and across the fields of Indigenous digital arts and visual culture—including but not limited to digital media art, video games, activism, and design—and digital performance, including but not limited to digitally enhanced performance, virtual performance, and performance inflected by, or engaging with, digital culture. The focus of applicants’ work should be on the experiences of and engagement with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Art History, Performance Studies, Theatre Studies, Visual Culture, or another relevant field by July 1, 2018 or shortly thereafter. Alternatively, they must have earned an MFA or equivalent graduate degree and have a strong record of creative professional practice. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research and/or an active and recognised digital arts and performance practice. The successful candidate’s record of research and/or practice, teaching, and service should demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, epistemologies, pedagogies, and community relations.

The successful candidate’s primary undergraduate Department will depend on their field of expertise, but the candidate will play an important role in undergraduate teaching in both Departments. The candidate will also hold an appointment at the most relevant graduate unit at the University of Toronto, depending on the candidate’s specialisation. The candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to engage in teaching practices informed by Indigenous pedagogies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement and teaching evaluations submitted with the application.

The candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a strong research and/or research-creation program/creative professional practice that engages with Indigenous experience in Canada, drawing on decolonising and other indigenous perspectives and that is informed by involvement with Indigenous communities, organisations, and institutions. Excellence in research is demonstrated by the quality of the writing sample, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Excellence in research-creation or creative professional practice is demonstrated by the quality of the portfolio; record of exhibitions, performances, and/or projects; awards and grants; evidence of an innovative program of research; and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The Department of English and Drama and the Department of Visual Studies are both multi-disciplinary units. The Department of English and Drama offers programs in English, Theatre and Drama Studies, and Canadian Studies. The Department of Visual Studies offers programs in Art History, Art and Art History, Visual Culture, Visual Culture and Communication, and Cinema Studies, and a certificate in Curatorial Studies. The successful candidate will bring a strong program of creative, interdisciplinary, digital media-based research that enhances and builds on the strengths of the Departments in contemporary art, visual culture, and theatre and performance studies. They will be able to draw on the resources of UTM’s hub for the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities Network and to participate in a cross disciplinary project to establish a Centre for Indigenous Studies at UTM. At the graduate level, the candidate will have opportunities to work with students and faculty from across the tri-campus university working in Indigenous Studies and Digital Arts and Performance, e.g. in the Graduate Departments of Art and English; the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance; and the Visual Studies graduate unit at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

This successful candidate may be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. For information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the CRC website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2

Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The sacred land on which the University of Toronto and UTM operate has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. It is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

The University is committed to responding to—among other mandates—the Calls to Action of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Government of Ontario’s Indigenous Education Strategy.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample and/or audiovisual documentation of recent work. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the departments via e-mail to edassist.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 9, 2017. In addition to their reference letters, candidates may, if they wish, include one or more letters from Indigenous elders, leaders, or organisations describing their collaborative work or involvement with Indigenous communities. All application materials should be submitted online. The UofT application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments (8.3 MB per attachment) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two PDF/MS Word format files. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to/apply. For submission of digital images, video, and/or other files, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca and instructions for uploading of materials will be provided.

For more information about the Department of Visual Studies, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/dvs/. For more information about the Department of English, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/home. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Materials must be received by October 9, 2017. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Debra Burrowes at dvschair.utm@utoronto.ca or Merrylee Greenan at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca.

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University of Utah (UT) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Librarian - Digital MattersEdit

The Marriott Library at the University of Utah seeks a Digital Matters Librarian to work in conjunction with the emerging Digital Matters Lab and its Director, as well as in conjunction with existing scholarly communications services, to facilitate digital scholarship across the University. The ideal candidate will provide technical expertise, training, and support for digital studies tools and methods used by faculty and scholars engaged with computationally enhanced research and pedagogy, cultural criticism & theory, and IT-based research, with a particular focus on the digital humanities, fine arts, architecture, and urban planning.

Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Position Description: The Digital Matters Librarian will coordinate digital studies activities particularly through specialized reference, consulting, education, and project development services to students, faculty, and researchers at the University of Utah. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers to advance the mission of the Digital Matters Lab. As required by Marriott Library and the University of Utah, this tenure-track faculty member will engage in significant research activity that produces scholarship or creative works which contribute to the national and international conversation relevant to librarianship or library and information science.

The successful candidate will: Provide digital research consultations for University of Utah students and faculty and promote these services to relevant academic departments. Evaluate existing tools and technologies, and investigate emerging technologies to identify potential uses in digital scholarship. Conduct presentations, class instruction, and workshops on topics related to digital studies. Report to, and work with, the Digital Matters Lab Director to shape services, instruction, identity, and outreach for the University of Utah’s Digital Matters Lab. Collaborate with colleagues in the Digital Matters Lab and the Marriott Library to develop and promote innovative digital scholarship projects and services across campus, throughout Utah, and the broader community. Employ communication, analytical, organizational, project management, problem-solving, and time management skills. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in a digital library setting. Three years of increasingly responsible library experience and success in development of digital projects and/or other library initiatives. Demonstrated knowledge of “leading edge” digital studies technologies along with related issues such as copyright, metadata, data management, and scholarly communication. Familiarity with scripting languages, metadata schemas, and computational methods used in digital scholarship projects. Demonstrated ability to teach groups and individuals, as well as create learning objects. Demonstrated, successful application of communication, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills. Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, with the potential to achieve promotion and tenure, as demonstrated by a record of research and scholarship and/or an ability to clearly articulate a research agenda. Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html).

Preferred Qualifications: 2nd Master’s degree or PhD in related field. Experience with text mining, data visualization applications, GIS, augmented reality, and/or data management. Successful history of writing and implementing grant funded work. Familiarity with cultural criticism & theory research methods. Experience with research analysis technologies to support digital scholarship and learning. Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language. One year of supervisory experience of full-time employees. Experience creating user-friendly documentation and training programs.

Compensation: $53,000 to $64,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, outstanding medical and dental coverage, and ample and flexible paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by October 3, 2017

Apply at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/68366

Deadline: Oct. 3

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Wilkes University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Postcolonial Literature and Digital HumanitiesEdit

Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities beginning August 2018. A doctorate in one of the above areas of English completed by August 2018 is expected.

The successful candidate will teach twelve hours per semester, including composition, introductory literature, and upper-division courses in the specialization. A strong record of college-level teaching experience and evidence of scholarly promise are required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,420 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference by November 30th, 2017 to the following: https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/pages/jobshome/. Interviews will be conducted at the 2018 MLA conference in New York. Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend MLA.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

Deadline: Nov. 30

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

Administrative PositionsEdit

University of Utah (UT) - Digital Matters Lab Director (Research Associate or Research Librarian)Edit

The University of Utah seeks an innovative and visionary leader for their newly-created Digital Matters Lab, located in the J. Willard Marriott Library. The model candidate will provide leadership and guidance as the lab and its contributors explore new avenues of research and scholarship at the university. This is a career-line faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for the first four years and an institutional commitment to securing continued funding beyond December 2021. The model candidate will provide leadership and guidance as the lab and its contributors explore new avenues of research and scholarship at the university.

The Digital Matters Lab (DML) is a collaborative venture between the University of Utah’s College of Humanities, College of Fine Arts, College of Architecture + Planning, and J. Willard Marriott Library. The aim of the lab is to provide the space, tools, and expertise necessary for computationally-enhanced research and teaching in the arts and humanities. Currently, the DML inhabits a temporary, pop-up space in the Marriott Library, with plans to build out a much larger, more comprehensive center in the near future. The lab will include areas for collaborative work, instruction, digital fabrication, exhibition of research, and data visualization. Projects will be driven by DML staff, as well as faculty and students from the partnering colleges. We imagine the DML to be a hub of innovation and center for dynamic partnerships across the university.

Responsibilities and Duties/Position Information

Community-Building and Leadership: The Digital Matters Lab Director will guide projects relating to Digital Humanities, digital scholarship, and digital fabrication, charting a course for the lab and the university. They will provide oversight of day-to-day operations of the Lab; help to plan and organize intellectual programming, grants, fellowships, pedagogical initiatives, and outreach. They will integrate these activities into the overall programs and services of the Marriott Library and the University. They will represent the Digital Matters Lab, serving as a liaison with University staff, faculty, and affiliated centers, as well as national and international peers.

Research Relationships and Partnerships: The Director will assist in project definition and analysis, including advising about project scope, requirements and specifications, and project design; lead development of high-level goals, intake processes, workplans, and MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) for digital project collaborations.

Trends and Strategic Directions: Working with the Research & Development team, the Director will keep abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to digital humanities, digital scholarship, and digital fabrication; update the Board and other staff regularly on practices, standards, events, and other developments relevant to the Lab’s long-term goals; engage in collaborative planning with colleagues across the Library to promote and support digital scholarship. Monitors emerging trends in the development of digital scholarship and digital library programs and plays a key role in strategic planning for the Marriott Library.

Research and Professional Development: The Director will pursue professional development and their own (often collaborative) research projects related to the mission of the Lab, culminating in publication of results and/or presentation at appropriate venues. The director will represent the University of Utah and Marriott Library in professional associations at the international, national, regional, and local levels and serves on inter-institutional and institutional level committees and task forces related to digital scholarship, fabrication, and digital humanities as appropriate.

Policy, Staffing, and Operations: The Director will develop the Lab’s budget; direct the preparation and submission of grants; recruit, develop, and retain talented staff; coordinate the use of all Lab resources (funding, space, personnel) within the context of the Library’s overall approach to resource management. They will be responsible for leading a group with diverse talents and interests, and will be required to develop a team-oriented work environment that encourages collaboration and flexibility.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required Education: Graduate study (Ph.D. preferred) in the humanities, arts, architecture, industrial design, library sciences, social sciences, or a related discipline.

Required Experience: Demonstrated experience in an administrative position that includes supervision of personnel. Experience in and strong understanding of digital technologies, scholarship and the digital humanities, and relevant experience in developing and leading digital humanities scholarship projects. Minimum of 4 years professional experience in an academic or research library, or academic/higher education setting. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship and potential to achieve promotion and tenure, as demonstrated by a record of research and scholarship and an ability to clearly articulate a research agenda.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects. Ability to set schedules and meet deadlines within budgetary and time restraints. Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Familiarity with recent scholarship and emergent best practices in digital scholarship and humanities. Ability to apply modern pedagogical practices in in a workshop or classroom setting, and experience with effective digital pedagogy. A commitment to open-source code, open-access scholarship, and innovation.

Required Technology Competence: Microsoft Office

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in the humanities, library/information sciences, arts, architecture, design, social sciences or related discipline.

Preferred Experience: Experience with a significant digital scholarship project. Familiarity with a notable digital scholarship center and/or makerspaces. Experience teaching humanities, arts, and/or architecture in for-credit courses. Experience with grant writing and management including financial and activity reporting. Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library. Ability to work with different levels of IT expertise, from novice to expert. Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.

Compensation: $85,000 to $100,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, outstanding medical and dental coverage, and ample and flexible paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by September 25, 2017.

Apply at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/67809

Deadline: Sept. 25

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