Assistant Professor of Cultural Analytics - McGill University

  • Posted on: 7 November 2016
  • By: nsumpter

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary area of specialization in the field of cultural analytics and digital humanities. Candidates may be working in a variety of subfields across the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, anthropology, music, photography, art history, cinema, linguistics, information studies, and cultural or media studies, and must have a demonstrable research program that uses computational analysis for the study of culture. Special emphasis should be given to methods that connect with critical approaches to cultural study, such as feminist, post-colonial, transnational, Indigenous, queer-, disability-, or race-theoretical, or other approaches that address questions of social justice and/or inequality.

The position will be appointed in the department best aligned with the candidate’s teaching and research. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential and publication records, substantial and relevant teaching experience or potential, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse intellectual communities. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear this out.

Applicants must have a PhD in hand or near completion at the time of appointment. The appointment begins 1 August 2017. Inquiries about this position can be sent to

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a writing sample (20-30 pages). The committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 December 2016; applications received after that date may not receive full consideration. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to

McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset for this position.