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Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Department of English and Philosophy seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of digital humanities, to begin Fall 2022. We invite applications from energetic and innovative scholar-teachers whose research in digital humanities focuses on its application to literary/textual studies. The content area is open, with a preference for but not limited to African American literature. Preference is also given to candidates with an interest in diversifying the curriculum and with demonstrated success in working with students from under-represented groups.

We understand digital humanities as an interdisciplinary field distinguished by methodological and creative engagements with digital methods and aesthetics, and with emerging collections, archives, platforms, public cultures, cultural analytics, medium theory, and cultural critique. We welcome applications from candidates whose digital humanities work directly engages literary texts, defined broadly. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated skills in cultural analytics/computational methods for interpretation.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research that suggests new and lasting approaches to the field. The faculty member will collaborate with interested colleagues in the department and across the college and university in identifying, applying, and evaluating emerging technologies that help to enhance literary and cultural studies. The candidate will also be expected to develop or collaborate with a digital humanities working group at Drexel for the purpose of integrating digital humanities in the curriculum. Applicants should also show interest or experience in pursuing grants in research and/or in teaching opportunities.

The successful candidate will teach courses in their area(s) of expertise, along with introductory courses in the undergraduate program. Drexel’s academic calendar is built on 10-week quarters; this position carries a 5-course annual teaching load (e.g., 2-2-1), with the expectation of significant scholarship. A lower teaching load may be negotiated during the first years of the appointment.

Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy is home to undergraduate majors in English, Philosophy, and PPE (Philosophy/Politics/Economics), as well as an MFA in creative writing. The English BA includes concentrations in literary studies, writing, and secondary education. The department has a strong record of civic engagement through community-based learning and other initiatives. Its emphasis on hands-on, applied learning opportunities results in strong career preparation for its students. The department features a strong commitment to antiracist pedagogy and practice.

 Essential Functions

  • Teaching: Individual will be a skilled teacher, effectively delivering high-quality courses in their area(s) of expertise and in introductory courses in the undergraduate program, including first-year writing. Individual will teach existing courses in the curriculum and develop new courses as appropriate.
  • Service: Individual will be an active departmental colleague, contributing to the functioning and governance of the department, college, and university through committee and other service work.
  • Research: Individual will be an active scholar, developing a national or international reputation in their field by applying for external grants and through the production and dissemination of original research in peer-reviewed publications, at professional conferences and gatherings, and in other appropriate venues.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate, English, Digital Humanities, or closely related field required
  • No experience required

Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated promise as an active researcher in areas such as: digital scholarly editing; data literacy and mining; and/or mapping, network analysis, and data visualization in relation to literary studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in an area of literary studies.
  • A record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated potential for achieving tenure and promotion in the department.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in an aspect of African American literature.
  • A track record of scholarly production beyond the dissertation is preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in curricular diversity.
  • Success in working with students from under-represented groups.
  • Demonstrated skills in cultural analytics/computational methods for interpretation.

Location

University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday November 29, 2021.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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