Assistant Professor of English: Corpus Linguistics/Digital Humanities
The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track position in corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities. Requisite experience is in big data and/or other data science methodologies. Desired sub-areas are literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition. A demonstrable record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member will join an interdisciplinary cluster of big data methodologists in the social sciences and humanities within the College of Liberal Arts. Faculty with interests in computational analysis of big data in social sciences and humanities are in place in the Departments of English, History, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as the field is relevant to English, as well as courses in the area of specialization. All classes are offered within the English department and, in addition to English majors, should also appeal and be accessible to non-majors in fields such as psychology, history, political science, education and anthropology. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.
A recordof research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as well as in his/her areas of specialization.Preferred areas of specialization are English literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition, with big data methodological approaches to the area of specialization. This position has a start date of July 1, 2015. Ph.D. in English literature, linguistics, rhetoric, or composition required by August 1, 2015.
Applications and required materials must be submitted electronically at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16185. All applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2014. The search committee will conduct interviews at MLA and LSA in January 2015.
The University of Nevada, Reno campus is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco. The Reno and Tahoe areas provide opportunities for world-class snow and water sports, hiking, camping, and bicycling. Reno has a growing technology business sector and also boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene.
EEO/AA Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.