University of Kansas Job: Digital Humanities

  • Posted on: 19 October 2016
  • By: nsumpter

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (DH) at the University of Kansas

The Humanities Program invites applications for a full-time, academic year tenure-track assistant professor position in Digital Humanities, to begin as early as August 18, 2017.  The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Humanities Program, including teaching established courses at the introductory level (e.g., HUM 110 Intro. to Humanities) as well as working with KU’s Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) to further develop DH courses and research across humanities disciplines; conduct digital research in humanities leading to peer-reviewed scholarly production in appropriate venues and to external funding applications as appropriate; and engage in program, College, University, and national service.  The successful candidate should have in hand the Ph.D. or be ABD in a humanities-related field of study, and demonstrate specialization in computationally-assisted analysis in a humanities discipline as evidenced through graduate coursework, dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants.  Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching and an active research agenda.

KU is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.  

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to:   https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7261BR