Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

Okanagan, British Columbia (CA)
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a tenure-track position in the interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities. The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

The position will include responsibility for the creation and teaching of introductory, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate courses that are interdisciplinary and intersect with the program areas represented in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The successful candidate will also regularly teach core Digital Humanities courses in the Bachelor of Media Studies stream. The ability to teach courses supporting design process and coding is an asset. 

Areas of intersection with Digital Humanities would be one or more of the following: Art History and Visual Culture, Languages and Literatures in English, French, German, Japanese, and / or Spanish, and Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Cultural Studies. Our goal is to expand our programs and increase interdisciplinary research and teaching through the expertise of a Digital Humanities scholar. In addition, this position also offers research opportunities in the Digital Humanities Data Lab, http://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/research/projects/hdl.html

We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization). We are particularly interested in work that addresses issues of social difference, such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. 

Academics whose focus is on intersectional creative and critical approaches to the arts and humanities through digital technology are especially encouraged to apply. For a full list of our programs please consult the faculty web page: http://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a program area housed in Creative and Critical Studies and clear expertise in Digital Humanities research.  The successful candidate will have an active scholarly profile (which can include creative, practice-based research), and evidence of teaching experience that employs Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities approaches and scholarship. An additional benefit would be demonstrated experience in the use of digital tools. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and disseminate research in his/her area of specialization and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The collegial learning environment of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies focuses on effective teaching, the integration of research and teaching, and a commitment to developing a locally involved and globally aware community. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
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How to apply 

To apply for this position please visit the link: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/28107

Application material must include the following:  A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, research plan, and examples of scholarly and/or artistic research.  

Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Blum, Head, Department of Critical Studies at recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Digital Humanities”.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Martin Blum at martin.blum@ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications and letters of reference is December 8, 2017.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.