Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Educational Technologist (Tenure Track)
St. Francis College, Brooklyn (the “College”) is embarking on an ambitious plan to revitalize even as it remains true to its core mission: private, independent, co-educational, urban college whose Franciscan and Catholic traditions underpin its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, social responsibility, justice and life-long learning. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we serve one of the most diverse student populations in New York City and the country. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.
Position Summary: The College is seeking to build new digital projects into the curriculum. Accordingly, the Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Educational Technologist requires thinking imaginatively about how the College can create a vibrant interdisciplinary, inclusive digital learning and research space. To that end, the position will work with a diverse student body and faculty to develop new digital projects, identify digital tools to support specific research and curriculum needs, work to eliminate barriers and increase equity,and provide project development support. In addition, the successful candidate will design and facilitate digital literacy workshops for students and faculty and will stay current on the latest technologies and platforms, consult with the appropriate specialists when necessary, and consult about the acquisition of hardware, software, web hosting, data preservation and access, and security matters.
The College is therefore seeking a highly motivated educator who will teach two courses per semester in their area of specialization and/or an Introduction to Digital Humanities course, and will also serve as educational technologist for the College. This position will work in collaboration with the College’s new Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development and will work with faculty across the disciplines to design and implement digital learning and research initiatives that ensure equity and access for our students and community. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate interdisciplinary education in a diverse and vibrant community.
Commensuratewith a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research, mentor students, and participate in College-wide and departmental service. In addition, St. Francis College places special emphasis on providing students research and internship opportunities.
Anticipated Start Date: Fall Semester 2021
- Ph.D. in a humanities field. ABD candidates will be considered if degree will be completed by August 2021.
- Two years’ experience working in digital humanities and building digital projects.
- Two years’ teaching experience.
- Ability/willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses.
- Culturally sensitive, caring and friendly with a deep understanding and appreciation of an inclusive college community and the Franciscan traditions of St. Francis College.
- Ability to work with a diverse student, faculty and staff population.
- Understanding and support of the mission of St. Francis College.
- Experience with digital pedagogy, geospatial humanities, digital publishing, digital archiving, and data visualization.
- Experience with Adobe Suite with a focus in InDesign and Adobe Premiere.
- Experience working in teams.
- Experience working to advance diversity, equity andinclusion.
Review of applicants will begin in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted interviews via Zoom. After initial review, applicants may be asked to provide additional materials. Women and candidates and persons from underrepresented diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
About St. Francis College: For 160 years, St. Francis has been driven by dreams-powered by big ideas, bold ambitions, and the courage to bring them to life. Located on a dynamic campus at a global crossroads, St. Francis College invites students to learn in the heart of Brooklyn, an exhilarating mix of cultures and neighborhoods, home to innovative starts, storied organizations, and the city’s largest concentration of college students. The College strives to offer ample opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the intellectual, cultural and professional opportunities afforded by New York City, and to serve the needs of the local community in which they live and study.
We educate the whole person for a full, relational life, developing the students’ talents and abilities to form confident alumni well prepared for graduate study, for meaningful, fulfilling careers, as well as for collaborative, service-oriented leadership.
St. Francis College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and we are strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and the curriculum. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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