Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Literature & Theory of Technology/Media/Information

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Literature & Theory of Technology/Media/Information

University of Califiornia-Santa Barbara seeks candidates who specialize in literature and technology, media history and theory, and/or information (including information society and culture) and whose work suits the particular research and teaching environment of an English department. Possible areas of study include historical and contemporary media systems in relation to cultural or symbolic expression; the social, political, or economic aspects of information technology in relation to the same; or the Digital Humanities.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of courses (from the introductory level to the graduate level) in literature and technology/media/information, as well as a literary historical field; contribute to the department's digital humanities and undergraduate specialization in Literature & Culture of Information; and intersect with the department's collaborative research and teaching initiatives (including the Transcriptions Center). The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. (Please visit english.ucsb.edu for information on our department's ongoing initiatives.) Position effective July 1, 2012. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

Send letter of application, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and nonreturnable sample of written work (20pp or less) to Literature and Technology/Media/Information Search Committee, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170. Applicants should also complete the supplemental online data form at http://english.ucsb.edu/jobs/ltmi.

More information about the English Department, its Literature and Culture of Information specialization, and its other centers, initiatives, and specializations may be found at english.ucsb.edu.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be postmarked by October 21, 2011. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. The University of California is an EO/AA employer.



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