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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 in composition studies or a related area; 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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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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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.

The following qualifications would be important in the ideal candidate:

Evidence of teaching excellence in relevant fields
A record of productive research
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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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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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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