Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities -- Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities -- Tenure Track
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Nevada State College is a new, rapidly growing four-year college located in metropolitan Las Vegas. We are seeking excellent teacher/scholars to work alongside dedicated faculty in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to shape the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. Faculty in the Liberal Arts & Sciences work in a new, state-of-the-art facility on our developing 500-acre campus that features "smart" classrooms, cutting edge biotechnology labs, and a world-class Finance Center.

The faculty and staff at NSC are committed to superb instruction, impactful scholarship, and the development of innovative curricula. Our academic faculty members combine rigorous academic preparation from top doctoral programs with a dedication to new and exemplary methods of instruction and evaluation. Nevada State College faculty also are united and inspired by the opportunity to build curricula, programs, and the college itself. The atmosphere they engender is one of enthusiasm, dedication, and camaraderie.  

The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities to begin fall 2012. The preferred candidate will be a humanities-based scholar able to teach courses in media studies and media production, focusing on topics in visual arts, visual culture, and digital technology. This position may also involve an administrative component whereby the candidate will serve as campus leader in developing new and innovative ways of using technology in teaching environments and/or in working with staff to enhance existing digital information resources.  

Minimum Qualifications:

 1) A Ph.D. in a Humanities, Social Sciences, or related field such as Communications, English, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, or Information Science. Highly competitive candidates who are A.B.D. also may be considered (note: degree requirements must be completed prior to the start date of Aug. 15, 2012).
2) Evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level.
3) Ability to teach a variety of courses in Visual Media, Communications, Film Studies, History, and/or English.
4) Facility to teach courses in Media Production (e.g., film production, graphic design, or web design).
5) A demonstrated track record of effectively incorporating technology in the classroom.
6) Ability to help develop the Visual Media program as well as the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
7) Evidence of scholarly potential and/or activity.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Ability to serve as leader in developing new ways to use technology in the classroom and/or in improving existing digital information resources.
2) Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students in a newly developed institution.
3) Willingness to contribute to an undergraduate digital oral history program and/or assist other faculty in advising the student newspaper.
4) Facility to work with and teach elements of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium.
5) Demonstrated commitment to diversity. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume or vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants must also submit a teaching portfolio consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, at least two official course evaluation summaries, and two recent syllabi.

Applicants are urged to address the listed qualifications in their letters of interest. Review of applications will begin in October 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply or for complete details regarding this position, please visit the academic jobs posting at of applications begins October 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.


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