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Humanist Archives: Sept. 18, 2019, 6:22 a.m. Humanist 33.255 - tenure-track position (Oregon)

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        Date: 2019-09-17 23:28:24+00:00
        From: Heidi Kaufman 
        Subject: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in DH at UO

The English Department at the University of Oregon seeks applicants
for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities (DH) to begin in
Fall 2020. We seek candidates with research expertise in any aspect of
Digital Humanities, including artificial intelligence, critical
computation/code studies, cultural analytics, data/data visualization,
digital archives/collections, digital culture, digital
editions/publishing, digital literacy, digital literary stylistics,
digital mapping, digital pedagogy, digital public humanities, digital
tools/platforms and text analysis, digital tools as an object of
study, distant/close/surface reading, game studies, interactive
narrative, practices of making and coding, programming languages, or
user interface design. A Ph.D. in English, American Studies,
Comparative Literature, or related humanistic field is required by
time of appointment.

The Department of English is dedicated to building a diverse faculty
and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications
from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented
in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from
racially, ethnically, economically, or otherwise diverse backgrounds.
We especially welcome applications from scholar-practitioners who have
used digital tools and/or DH methodologies to creatively address
issues of diversity and inclusion, such as race/ethnicity, gender,
sexuality, class, language, nationality, religion, and ability.

The English Department offers students a broad foundation in British,
American, and Anglophone literary studies, as well as a minor in DH.
Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and
teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including but not
limited to DH and literary/cultural studies courses. Current teaching
load is five ten-week courses per year, some of which will be in the
DH minor. Salary is competitive.

DH is a growing area of interest and community of practice both in the
English department and across campus. The DH minor reflects a rising
interest in DH among undergraduates. DH@UO regularly holds DH events,
such as graduate symposia, speaker series, and DH workshops. We have
plans to continue building new DH courses and opportunities for UO
students and faculty.

Applicant cover letters should include information about how they will
further equity and inclusion in our department and on our campus.
Candidates should also note experience teaching and/or mentoring women
and members of historically underrepresented communities. Cover
letters must articulate a DH research agenda and relevant projects or
experiences; demonstrate knowledge of DH research methods, theoretical
concepts, or technical applications; and describe ability to teach DH

We welcome applicants who have additional strengths, specialization,
and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:

●       Teaching and advising students in DH curriculum and/or on
cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and/or public-facing digital
humanities projects

●       Experience using and/or teaching digital tools and coding languages

●       Experience with administrative collaboration and/or program
building (supporting a minor or center, creating a certificate, etc.)

Please submit the following items online at Academic Jobs Online by
November 1, 2019 (11:59 pm pacific time) to complete your application:

Cover letter (we prefer no more than 2 pages); curriculum vitae;
writing sample (20 pages); and teaching portfolio (including a
statement of teaching philosophy, list of courses taught, and 1-2
sample syllabi of courses taught or courses you would like to teach).
If your writing sample addresses a digital project you’ve created,
please include a brief written description (a paragraph) and link to
site or working prototype; and/or send a URL to a brief (3-4 minute
maximum) screen-cast tutorial with a walk-through of the project site.

The search committee will begin reading applications on November 2,
2019. Candidates who advance to the next stage will be asked to submit
three letters of recommendation by December 1. Video interviews take
place in early January 2020 and campus visits in mid-January through
February 2020.

The University of Oregon is one of only two members of the Association
of American Universities in the Pacific Northwest and holds a “very
high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000
undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states
and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has
increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs
and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre
campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum setting.
The UO is located in Eugene, a city of 157,000 with a range of
cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community
engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within
easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional
homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya peoples of the
Willamette Valley, the descendants of whom are citizens of the
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of
Siletz Indians.

Please contact us with questions:
Department of English 1286 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1286

Heidi Kaufman, Associate Professor of English

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