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

The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track instructors. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal, beginning September 1, 2015. The Digital Cultures B.A will be offered in online and hybrid format for part-time, post-traditional students. The B.A. in Digital Cultures provides a program for adult learners that focuses on humanistic inquiry into digital culture. It also offers students the opportunity to develop the applied technology skills necessary to produce rhetorically sound and ethically informed digital content.  

The Instructor of Digital Cultures will be responsible for developing course content in online and hybrid formats; teaching, including the opportunity to teach summer terms; faculty advising; and service. The annual teaching load is 7 courses on the quarter system.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching adult learners and designing and teaching online/hybrid classes that creatively integrate technology and pedagogy. A teaching/research interest in one or more of the following areas is preferred: digital cultural studies, computers and writing, digital/social media, digital rhetoric, multimodal composition, applied technology studies, history of text technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and academic expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital Cultures/Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric/Composition, Applied Information Technologies, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition, the candidate will possess a combination of these qualifications: a background in teaching adult post-traditional students, experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats, and a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher.

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 the 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.

Submit applications online at including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who can assess the candidate’s professional and academic qualifications (letters will be solicited upon submission of application).  Review of applications will begin July 2015. Open until filled.


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