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The University of Michigan Department of African and African American Studies and Digital Studies Institute (pending Regents approval) seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in black digital studies. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests and teaching experience in black digital cultural studies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach rooted in critical digital studies. Areas of specialization such as the black digital humanities, video game studies, Afrofuturism, and black social media are welcome. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on any area within African and African Diaspora Studies as well as comparative and transnational frameworks. The successful candidate will have teaching interests centered on helping students understand the aesthetic practices, social impact, and cultural use of digital technologies on Black social life.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2019.
Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D., degree prior to the appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.