Director, Digital Cultures Program, School of New and Continuing Studies Seattle University

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:00am

Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenure-track Instructor and Director of the Digital Cultures Program. The appointment is for three-years with the possibility of renewal, beginning September 1, 2015. The Digital Cultures B.A will be offered in hybrid format for part-time post-traditional students and the successful candidate will develop courses and teach in the new Digital Cultures program.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the Digital Cultures program and will serve as the Director of the Digital Cultures program. The Director administers all aspects of the program, including program development, student recruitment, advising, supervision of DICE faculty, and other duties as assigned. The Director will work with the Dean and Associate Dean of the School of New and Continuing Studies and other university faculty and staff to administer a sustainable and innovative interdisciplinary Digital Cultures baccalaureate program designed for part-time adult students.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful leadership in a management role; proven administrative and interpersonal skills; and commitment to diversity and to the mission, vision, and values of the university. Candidates who can develop and teach courses that not only convey technical skills but also teach students to use humanistic approaches to think critically about the context and impact of digital technologies are encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. and academic expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital Cultures/Digital Humanities, Rhetoric/Composition, Communication, English, History, Applied Information Technologies, or a related field; a background in teaching adult post-traditional students; experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats; a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher; evidence of success in academic program and curriculum development; a record of successful scholarship and publication in Digital Cultures; and a minimum of five years teaching experience in higher education.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

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