Two TT Positions - Digital Media/Cultural Analytics and Computational Linguistics - Dept. of English, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology has two tenure-track, assistant professor searches underway this year that may be of interest to HASTAC members.  Full position descriptions are attached, with application deadlines of November 30 and November 25th respectively.
 
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

Situated within a vibrant technological university committed to the Digital Humanities, the English Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a teacher/scholar of digital media for a tenure-track position. The candidate will specialize in cultural analytics: the use of computational methods to analyze and visualize digital and/or literary media. Potential areas of focus include: literature, film, archival and image collections, born-digital artifacts, micromedia, social networking databases, digital activism, metatextual aesthetics, interactive art or media practices. The ideal candidate approaches his/her subject matter using cross-disciplinary and/or global perspectives. Teaching assignments might include courses in digital humanities, literature, comparative media, and general education courses offered by the English Department, with opportunities to develop courses in candidate’s areas of specialization. The teaching load for new faculty is 2/3. 

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.  

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ph.D. in English or closely related field at time of appointment

• Experience in college teaching related to digital humanities

• Teaching and/or research approaches using cross-disciplinary and/or global perspectives

• Research plan which includes a form of cultural analytics

• Publication record of critical texts and/or portfolio of digital humanities projects

• Experience with computational methods

• Programming/scripting/technical proficiency

• Potential to attract sponsored research funding

• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 798BR.  Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; brief statement of teaching philosophy; writing sample/portfolio; Contribution to Diversity Statement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. Robert Glick, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, engsc1@rit.edu.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The application deadline is November 30th, 2013.

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE:

The committee will be conducting initial interviews at the MLA conference in January 2014.

 

 

Position Title: Instructional Faculty Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor FacultyType: TenureTrack Department: English

PC# 8735 Requisition# 797BR Anticipated Start Date: August 13, 2014

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English tenure-track position to begin August 13, 2014 with specialization in computational linguistics and/or innovative technical methods in language science, with a focus on one or more areas of application. Possible areas include:

  • Cultural or social analytics

  • Speech technology

  • Human-computer communication

  • Clinical, assistive, and/or access technology

  • Cognitive modeling of linguistic processes (for example reading)

  • Games and/or social media

    The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on curricular and research initiatives in digital humanities and language science.

    DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The successful applicant will be a teacher and a researcher with an agenda that emphasizes innovative technical methods in linguistics, for instance natural language processing, corpus-based studies, linguistic/multimodal sensors, speech technology, and/or other computational approaches. We are seeking a scholar who engages in disciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork and has a coherent plan for grant seeking activities. The right candidate will contribute to our department’s profile in the digital humanities, in addition to furthering our interdisciplinary language science curriculum in a college of liberal arts at a technical university. Contributions that build students’ global education experiences are additionally valued.

    Teaching assignments may include Introduction to Language Science, Language Technology, Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics, Language & Brain, self-designed courses, and other courses in the linguistics or general education frameworks such as Dialects & Identity, Text & Code, or Evolving English Language. The course teaching load is 3/2.

    We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and  Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

    REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Ph.D. in Linguistics (or an allied field) in hand prior to appointment date

    2. Advanced graduate coursework in language science and technical methods

    3. Evidence of outstanding teaching

    4. Experience teaching or mentoring diverse or multi-disciplinary students

    5. Evidence of publication and a coherent plan for research and grant seeking activities

    6. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism,

      and individual differences.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 797BR. Please submit your cover letter; CV; copy of transcripts of graduate coursework; a research statement; a teaching statement; writing sample/portfolio; Contribution to Diversity Statement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

      CONTACT:

      Please direct questions to Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm at: coagla@rit.edu or (585) 475-7327. APPLICATION DEADLINE:

      Review of applications will begin on: November 25, 2013. 

       
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