Visiting Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities & Digital Scholarship, English Department, WSU

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Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Number 121422
College/Area College of Arts and Sciences
Hiring Unit
Work Location Pullman
Summary of Duties The English Department at Washington State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Humanities & Digital Scholarship as part of a grant-funded project through the University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), a joint program between WSU’s Libraries and College of Arts and Sciences. The initial appointment begins August 16, 2015 and is subject to renewal after two years.
This position offers the opportunity to work closely with both the department’s Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Program and the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation faculty and staff to integrate digital humanities into a high-quality interdisciplinary curriculum and to collaborate with faculty in other programs and departments to enhance WSU’s presence in digital humanities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, along with a competitive benefits package.
Additional Information Teach five undergraduate courses during the academic year. Provide workshops for students, faculty, and researchers in the CDSC. Collaborate with faculty and staff on new and ongoing grant-related programs. Commitment to both engaging collaboratively with the methods and techniques of contemporary digital scholarship.
Anticipated Start Date 08/16/2015
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications 1. M.A. or Ph.D. in English, Digital Humanities, or related field (degree in hand by time of appointment);
2. Evidence of ability to conduct productive research both individually and collaboratively;
3. Evidence of ability to teach successfully at the college level and mentor students from diverse backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications 1. Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: data design, curation, and analysis; data visualization, translation, and archiving; digital media production; mobile applications; textual and linguistic analysis; digital pedagogy; digital literacies; digital aesthetics and design; and digital cultural ethnography.
2. Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines and/or programs.
3. Experience providing instructional workshops and/or technology support to faculty, staff, and students.
3. Experience working with diverse communities and student populations.
Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 05/01/2015
Screening Begin Date 05/15/2015
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
  4. Writing Sample 1


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