Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping

Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Posting #: F 19/2015
Posted: Jun 5, 2015
Employment Status: Probationary Tenure-Track
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Centre for Digital Humanities

Start: 2016-07-01

Job Summary

The Centre for Digital Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor. Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. It will begin July 1, 2016.

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) offers an undergraduate program in Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) that supports learning in a wide range of practices and disciplines informed by human-computer interaction, visualization, and simulation. The IASC programs (BA, BA Honours, Combined Major, and Minor) are partnered with a variety of academic units within and outside the Faculty of Humanities, including the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Faculty in the CDH also have the opportunity to contribute to Brock's Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD program which includes a specialization in Digital Humanities. In September, 2016, the CDH, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, will launch the GAME program in collaboration with Niagara College.

The CDH is a founding partner of Innovate Niagara and the Generator at One, the region’s interactive media incubator and production facility where IASC students regularly intern and are mentored by industry professionals. The CDH is also partnered with BioLinc, a business incubator facility housed on the Brock campus.

The successful candidate will be a Humanities scholar whose body of work advances the field of digital prototyping with original thinking and impact. Such work may take the form of published writings, innovative forms of scholarship, research/creation, critically informed design, curriculum, and/or community engagement. Given the emergent nature of interactive media, the successful applicant should expect to provide leadership through transformative research and teaching as well as informed curriculum development and engagement with industry and community partners. In addition, applicants should have an exemplary teaching record that demonstrates a commitment to progressive learner-centred pedagogy. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or have a doctoral defence date set.

The successful candidate will teach four half courses per academic year and will contribute to a vibrant culture of research and creation. Courses at the undergraduate level may include critical theory and analysis in topic areas related to digital prototyping, as well as introductory courses related to interactive media and digital scholarship more generally.

The deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research plan, evidence of successful university-level teaching, and an articulation of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to:

Clara Suba (
Administrative Assistant
Centre for Digital Humanities
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave. 
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2S 3A1

For inquiries, please contact:
Professor David Hutchison (
Director, Centre for Digital Humanities

Brock University, which has more than 18,500 students, is situated on the Niagara Escarpment within an hour’s drive from Toronto and Buffalo. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to self-identify voluntarily as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at ; information concerning the Centre for Digital Humanities and its programs can be found at:


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