Job Announcement - Digital Humanities Lecturer Pool - Summer 2018 - UC Berkeley

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:00am

Final date: December 14, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of outstanding lecturers to teach in the Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities.
Courses are offered in a six-week session, July 2, 2018 - August 10, 2018.


General duties (include but are not limited to): Teaching topical digital humanities courses offered in the Summer Minor program. These courses fall under four categories: Digital Humanities and Archival Design; Digital Humanities and Text and Language Analysis; Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis; and Critical Digital Humanities. In addition to classroom responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):

The minimum basic qualification is an advanced degree (Master's level or equivalent degree), with a major/culminating project in the digital humanities.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):

Relevant college-level teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Document Requirements:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Syllabus: The syllabus should suit our summer teaching schedule (six hours of instruction per week, for six weeks). It should be a topical seminar that falls under one of the following course categories: Digital Humanities and Archival Design; Digital Humanities and Text and Language Analysis; Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis; and Critical Digital Humanities. Please identify the category under which the proposed course would be offered.

Teaching Statement (optional)

Information only for three letters of reference.

Reference Requirements:

Three letters of reference, upon request

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

We may contact you in the second stage of review to request letters of recommendation, documentation verifying experience teaching at the college level (if relevant), and teaching evaluations.

For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The Division is unable to provide a visa/work permit.


Salary commensurate with education and college teaching experience. Starting minimum full-time equivalent annual academic salary is $53,402.

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The Division of Arts and Humanities is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

About The Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities is an emergent academic practice that applies powerful digital analytic and computational tools to the study of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. These tools allow scholars to create, organize and analyze large databases; to plot geo-spatial maps and visual representations of their research; and to curate, connect, and make accessible archives of rare primary materials, with accompanying critical analyses. In the Digital Humanities Summer Minor program, students learn to apply these tools to humanistic study, and to conduct the kind of studies that these new methods make possible. The program imparts both humanistic and technical knowledge, and provides wide-ranging interdisciplinary training to students across all fields of study. Students in the humanities crave the timely skills and capacities provided by digital training, while those in computer-based disciplines have embraced applying their technical knowledge to a new and meaningful set of questions. The summer minor in Digital Humanities draws from this large population of students, both within and beyond the University.

The summer Digital Humanities program offers a minor to UC Berkeley students and a certificate to non-UCB students. It is comprised of a suite of five courses (3 units each) taken over two six-week sessions, totaling 15 credit hours per student. The first session is devoted to two required core courses: one in Theory and Methods, and the other in Practicing the Digital Humanities. The second session offers several topical courses using digital humanities methods across the humanities disciplines, from which the students will choose three electives. The categories for these elective courses are: Digital Humanities and Archival Design, Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis, Digital Humanities and Text and Language Analysis, and Critical Digital Humanities. The minor may be completed over two summers.

The plan for a summer minor program was initiated in the office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and was designed in collaboration with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley.


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