The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities (Open Literary Field). The search is open to all fields within English studies and all approaches to digital humanities, though we have a particular interest in digital work in the areas of topic modeling, social network analysis, or mapping. To apply, please send CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation (which may be sent either electronically through Interfolio [strongly preferred] or in hard copy) to: William E. Rivers, Chair, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 1, 2013. NOTE: Interfolio will continue to accept applications through at least November 15. This search is open and we're hoping for as many applications as possible.
The Department of English Language and Literature features a strong and flexible undergraduate major and graduate degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication. Our diverse faculty includes internationally-known scholars in English and American literature, African American studies, composition and rhetoric, history of authorship and publishing, literary theory, linguistics, communication studies, film, and creative writing.
The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.