Job: Digital Humanities at Northeastern

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for an open rank position (assistant/associate/full professor) in the field of Digital Humanities to begin fall 2012. The successful candidate will have expertise in new computational approaches that help distill meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats. Examples include but are not limited to text-mining, geographic information systems, natural language processing, visualization, or complex network analysis. He or she will be familiar with the theoretical challenges implicit in this emerging field, will have an interest in translating knowledge within and between disciplines and for a broader public, and will help to build new expertise in Digital Humanities at Northeastern. The position will complement existing University strengths in the related areas of network science and computational social science. Applications are invited from any discipline that contributes to the Digital Humanities. The appointment will be made in an appropriate department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and a cross-departmental or cross-college appointment (such as with the College of Computer and Information Science) is also possible. Candidates must have a PhD at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank.
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally-ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Its signature Cooperative Education Program and study-abroad opportunities such as Dialogues of Civilization provide experiential learning opportunities for its 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The newly founded College of Social Sciences and Humanities incorporates the departments of African-American Studies; Economics; English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; and Sociology and Anthropology. The College is home to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Its eight interdisciplinary programs include International Affairs; Law and Public Policy; East Asian Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Jewish Studies.
Applications will only be accepted through the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website. To apply, please go to, and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants already holding tenure should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of three referees. Untenured applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than fifty pages, and should have three references submitted via the Faculty Positions site. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, David Lazer, or to Co-Chair, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon at
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.