Digital Humanities at Illinois Tech (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of digital humanities for a Fall 2017 appointment. Our ideal candidate will be a digital humanities scholar with disciplinary expertise in one of our core areas: communication; history; linguistics; media studies; or science, technology, and society.

Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. by August 2017 and demonstrate evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate instruction, especially in the undergraduate majors in Digital Humanities and Communication and graduate program in Technology and Humanities, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

In addition to courses in their area of expertise, candidates should be prepared to teach in at least one of the following areas:

  • Digital writing and editing
  • Game or web application design
  • Research methods

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., (3) contact information for three references, and (4) a writing and/or production sample to

Illinois Tech is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university in the global city of Chicago. The Department of Humanities is part of the new Lewis College of Human Sciences and is located on the University’s 120-acre Mies (Main) Campus just south of downtown. Illinois Tech pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's third-largest city with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2,300 and total student population of just over 7,400.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and other underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence and experience to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Humanities Department, including graduate and undergraduate degree programs, see, or contact the search committee chair, Libby Hemphill, Ph.D., by email at


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