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Humanist Archives: Jan. 27, 2020, 6:24 a.m. Humanist 33.571 - lectureship (Michigan); PhD studentship (Cologne); postdoc (King's College London)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 571.
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    [1]    From: Melanie Yergeau 
           Subject: Lecturer in Digital Studies @ U of Michigan (97)

    [2]    From: Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina 
           Subject: PhD position in STS - Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) (37)

    [3]    From: Aradau, Claudia 
           Subject: 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital methods (50)

        Date: 2020-01-22 14:40:24+00:00
        From: Melanie Yergeau 
        Subject: Lecturer in Digital Studies @ U of Michigan

The Digital Studies Institute (http://digitalstudies.umich.edu/) at the
University of Michigan is very excited to announce and advertise a
lecturer/advisor position (https://apply.interfolio.com/72612). 
Please share this information widely. I am happy to answer questions 
at myergeau@umich.edu.


Lecturer III/Advisor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts: Digital Studies Institute

Feb 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan is a new
interdisciplinary initiative for scholars of the humanities and qualitative
social sciences who are experts on digital studies and supports their
research and teaching. We are the nation's first one-stop shop for all
things digital, including digital media studies, digital humanities,
digital pedagogy, digital art, aesthetic practice and design, and critical
thinking about our digital future. Digital Studies is a big tent that has
always included practitioners, critics, theorists, and artists. We are also
a national leader in the study of digital media and race, gender, and
identity. Please look at our website – www.lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies -
to learn more.

The Digital Studies Institute is searching for a full-time lecturer
beginning in the Fall 2020 semester (September 1) to teach courses that
will substantially add to our undergraduate curriculum. In particular, we
are looking for classes in any of the following areas: Race/Gender/Class &
Digital Access, Video Games, Game Culture & Industries, Apps and Mobile
Media, Social Media, Digital Humanities, and/or Digital Rhetoric. The
lecturer should be prepared to contribute to our introductory curriculum by
regularly teaching a large course (150-200 students).

The lecturer will teach five courses per year (3:2 load) and serve as the
primary academic advisor for students pursuing the minor in Digital
Studies. This is not a tenure-track position. The initial appointment will
be for two and a half years (five academic year semesters, through Fall
2022). Criteria for renewal are classroom teaching, participation in
curriculum development and program activities, and advising quality; with
classroom teaching receiving the greatest weight.

The person in this position will teach five courses per year, developed in
consultation with the Associate Director of the Digital Studies Institute.
Other instructional responsibilities include overseeing any course Graduate
Student Instructor(s), if applicable; hold office hours for students; do
course planning and grading; and provide appropriate syllabus and course
materials electronically.

This lecturer will serve as the primary departmental advisor for the 100
undergraduate students minoring in digital studies; assisting them with
course planning, progress checks, study abroad credit exceptions and other
petitions, career/graduate school counseling, misconduct issues, and senior
audits. They will work with the curriculum committee to identify needs for
the digital studies program and make recommendations for curricular/program

The lecturer will also work with the staff in the Digital Studies Institute
to plan events (guest speakers, alumni panels, discussions about applying
to graduate programs, etc.) geared towards our undergraduate students
minoring in Digital Studies and collaborate with the LSA Opportunity Hub in
helping Digital Studies students connect with internship opportunities.
This may involve bringing guest speakers to come to campus (who might also
speak in classes, if appropriate), alumni panels, discussions about
applying to health programs, etc.

Salary is expected to be $53,000 reflecting 100% effort for 9 months (paid
according to a University Year 12-month schedule).

QualificationsPh.D. in the humanities or social sciences with a focus on
digital culture. Experience teaching courses on digital culture. The
successful candidate must have cutting edge and contemporary knowledge and
experience in research and teaching in the field.

Application InstructionsA cover letter is required for consideration for
this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The
cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and
outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Additional materials for submission include: 2-3 sample syllabi, 3 letters
of recommendation, teaching statement and philosophy, and diversity

Melanie Yergeau
Associate Professor, Department of English 
Associate Director, Digital Studies Institute
University of Michigan
myergeau@umich.edu | melanieyergeau.com

        Date: 2020-01-22 10:48:15+00:00
        From: Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina 
        Subject: PhD position in STS - Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Dear colleagues,

we are currently advertising a PhD position in Science and Technology
Studies (STS) at the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
in Cologne, Germany. The PhD student will work within the "NoBIAS -
Artificial Intelligence without Bias" Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative
Training Network (ITN) (https://nobias-project.eu/).

More information and application here:


I would be very grateful if you forwarded this information to interested

Best wishes,


Dr. Katharina E. Kinder-Kurlanda
CAIS - Center for Advanced Internet Studies
Universitätsstr. 104
44799 Bochum, Germany

Team Leader Data Linking & Data Security
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 47694 449
Email: katharina.kinder-kurlanda@gesis.org

        Date: 2020-01-22 09:03:59+00:00
        From: Aradau, Claudia 
        Subject: 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital methods

Dear all,

I am looking for a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in
digital methods to work with me on a European Research Council
Consolidator Grant SECURITY FLOWS (‘Enacting border security in the
digital age: Political lives of data forms, flows and frictions’). The
project analyses the epistemic, political, practical and ethical
implications of the increased production of data and data analytics for
border security.

The post is full-time for three years and it will be based in the
Department of War Studies at King’s College London. The post holder will
support the development of digital methods and approaches in the
project. This should include supporting digital methods research in the
context of internet studies; digital sociology; information science;
computational social science; or data studies and associated areas.

More details about the post and how to apply at




Please circulate to anyone who might be interested.

thank you,

Claudia Aradau

Professor Claudia Aradau
Professor of International Politics
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS

ERC SECURITY FLOWS ‘Enacting border security in the digital age:
Political worlds of data forms, flows and frictions’ @securityflows
ORA GUARDINT ‘Oversight and Intelligence Networks: Who Guards the
Guardians?’ @guard_int

Email: claudia.aradau@kcl.ac.uk
Web: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/professor-claudia-aradau-1
Twitter: @claudia_aradau

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