Faculty positions in Digital Humanities, Northeastern University

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for several tenured or tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Digital Humanities with a specialization in literary, rhetorical, cultural, or historical studies. Home departments may include History; English; Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies or other units within CSSH. Opportunities exist for affiliations with other programs, such as Africana Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and colleges, including the Khoury College of Computer Sciences or the College of Arts, Media and Design. The expected start date is Fall 2020.

In association with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, this cluster search builds on Northeastern’s  prominence in the digital humanities, computational social science, and network science. The NULab fosters collaborative work across disciplines in a community that includes faculty, students, staff, and an extended research network. The NULab supports scholars working with large-scale data analysis and visualization, text encoding and digital editing, digital archive creation, new modes of scholarly communication, information design, and more. Researchers investigate a range of topics from embedded slave narratives in early Caribbean books to the constitution of activist networks in social media. Northeastern’s digital humanities community also draws on strong relationships with the library’s Digital Scholarship Group and the Boston Research Center, and on collaborative ties with researchers in computer science, design, game studies, and network science.

With this cluster hire we seek to strengthen our faculty in support of Northeastern’s graduate certificate program, as well as our growing undergraduate curriculum in Digital Humanities. We welcome applications from those engaged in research areas and technologies across the digital humanities domain and are particularly interested in research that explores the critical and cultural significance of tools and methods in the context of questions of race, gender, sexuality and politics.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank. Successful applicants will have the ability to initiate and lead substantive research projects, engage with practitioners and communities outside of the academy, and promote innovation in teaching and experiential learning that is central to a Northeastern University education. We seek candidates who are committed to building an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, and we especially encourage applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the field of digital humanities.

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. From finalists, the search committee will request writing samples, links to examples of digital work, and evidence of teaching excellence.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply Now.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Julia Flanders, Chair of the Digital Humanities Search, at j.flanders@northeastern.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.


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