The George Mason University Department of English seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities starting Fall 2016.
Qualifications: Applicants should offer a strong research profile in the study of the social and cultural roles and effects of new media and digital technologies; the ideal candidate will have extensive experience with coding and building digital humanities projects. Research and teaching interests will focus on theory, history and analysis of new media and digital technology; feminist, queer, and/or postcolonial approaches are particularly welcome. Specific specializations might include, but are not limited to, the impact of digital media on subjectivity and community; the role of social media in contemporary culture; digital culture and new digital divides; software theory; and/or digital technology in globalization. Candidates may also teach in any area of study offered by the English Department, including writing and rhetoric, folklore, film and media studies, or literature.
Required: Ph.D. in digital humanities, digital rhetoric, cultural studies, English, or a related field.
Responsibilities: The 2:2 course load includes undergraduate and graduate teaching opportunities in the English Department (courses dependent upon specialization) and a minimum of one course in the Cultural Studies Program. For more information about the department, visit http://english.gmu.edu/; for information on the Cultural Studies Program, see http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5020z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, C.V., and a list of three professional references with contact information. Additional materials will be requested after the first review of applicants. Review of applications begins October 16, 2015. Initial interviews will be held at MLA or via video or phone interviews.
Deadline: Oct. 16