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[ecrea] Tenure Track Faculty Position in English and Digital Humanities

Thu Oct 11 18:23:57 GMT 2018

*Tenure Track Faculty Position in English and Digital Humanities*


The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis on digital humanities, beginning in August 2019. The candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The candidate must have achieved specialization in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to multi-disciplinary programs. Applicants should demonstrate technical/computational expertise in their area of specialization.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and have an active scholarly profile, with knowledge of one or more programming languages. Qualified candidates will show success with critical and creative digital humanities activity. Candidates should also demonstrate a clear plan for pursuing sponsored research. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who will exhibit the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in the Department of English, core courses in RIT’s Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program, and upper-division English courses in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise. Courses offered range from Literature, Culture, and Media, Text and Code, Literary Geographies, Games and Literature, Media Adaptation, and Literature and Technology. Our DHSS curriculum includes courses in culture, ethics, media archeology, multimodal writing and emphasizes projects, capstones, and internships or co-ops. Teaching load will be 2/3.


  * PhD in English or related degree;
  * Demonstrated ability to conduct research and create projects in
    digital humanities;
  * Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate college courses;
  * Demonstrated ability to supervise collaborative student projects;
  * Demonstrate technical/computational expertise, with knowledge of
    programming language(s);
  * Sustainable plan for grant attainment;
  * Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at  Keyword Search: 4105BR

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

·A research statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

·A sample project, sample scholarly product, or writing sample (url acceptable)

·A brief teaching statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

·The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references

·Contribution to Diversity Statement

The direct link to a detailed posting can be found here: <>

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at (lmhgsl /at/ <mailto:(lmhgsl /at/>. To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1^st  2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values <>, honor code <>, and statement of diversity. <>__

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX <> or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov <>

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