Assistant Professor in Black Digital Studies

Location
Michigan, United States
Posted
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2018
Ref
164873
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

How to Apply

Application material should be uploaded via the link provided: http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1160

Applicants should provide:

  • Cover letter addressed to Chair of the Black Digital Studies Search Committee
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Statement of current and future research plans
  • Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be parts of a teaching portfolio)

In addition, candidates should provide three letters of recommendation.

Job Summary

Department of African and African American Studies and Digital Studies Institute (pending Regents approval) seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in black digital studies. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests and teaching experience in black digital cultural studies.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach rooted in critical digital studies.  Areas of specialization such as the black digital humanities, video game studies, Afrofuturism, and black social media are welcome.  The search committee will consider candidates who focus on any area within African and African Diaspora Studies as well as comparative and transnational frameworks.  The successful candidate will have teaching interests centered on helping students understand the aesthetic practices, social impact, and cultural use of digital technologies on Black social life.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2019. 

Required Qualifications*

Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D., degree prior to the appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.

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  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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