[Humanist] 23.438 jobs at Maryland

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 438.
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        Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:06:16 -0500
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: jobs at Maryland

Digital Humanities, Media and Cultures

Cluster Search

American Studies, Art Studio, Communication, Women’s Studies

University of Maryland, College Park

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland,
College Park, invites applications for two tenure-track positions in
Digital Humanities, Media and Cultures at the rank of Assistant
Professor or beginning Associate Professor to start August 15, 2010.
Successful applicants will have their tenure homes in one or more of
the following departments: American Studies, Art Studio,
Communication, or Women’s Studies.  See below for preferred areas of
expertise in each field.  This cluster hire is part of the College’s
expanding interdisciplinary program in digital humanities, media and
cultures (www.arhu.umd.edu/positions/digitalhumanities).

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a “Top 20” ranked major
public research university, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore
metroplex, five miles from the District of Columbia, with its
concentrated cultural, artistic, research, and public policy
resources.  As the flagship university, the University of Maryland’s
academic programs are sought after as partners for a wide variety of
initiatives with such cultural institutions as the Smithsonian, the
National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the Folger
Shakespeare Library, and the galleries and theatres of the nation’s
capital. The University of Maryland is home to the Maryland Institute
for Technology in the Humanities (www.mith.umd.edu), an “applied think
tank” for innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching, with
major ongoing projects funded by NEH, the IMLS, Mellon, NSF and
others. MITH’s international reputation makes the university a world
center for research in digital humanities, media, and cultures. Other
campus opportunities for faculty in digital humanities, media and
cultures include the new, innovative undergraduate honors program in
Digital Cultures and Creativity (dcc.umd.edu), the new collaboratory
in the Department of Art History, recently renovated facilities for
digital media in the Department of Art, and thriving collaborations
with faculty in the iSchool, the university libraries, the
Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and the Department of Computer

All candidates must have a Ph.D., MFA or equivalent terminal degree in
a relevant field at the time of appointment and clear evidence of the
ability to establish a strong, active research or creative program and
to mentor graduate students successfully.  Teaching experience at the
university level is required.   The successful candidate will have an
interest in working with other faculty to develop the College’s
research and teaching in digital humanities, media and cultures.  A
willingness to direct the new Digital Cultures and Creativity Honors
Program (dcc.umd.edu), and to lead that program forward in developing
an imaginative undergraduate curriculum is strongly desired.
Administrative experience and an ability to produce scholarly or
creative work in digital media are also desirable.

The successful candidate for a position in the Department of American
Studies (http://www.amst.umd.edu/) will demonstrate strong theoretical
and methodological skills in digital humanities, media and/or
cultures, with particular emphasis on linking technologies and their
cultural meanings within and across diverse communities.  Areas of
research and teaching may focus on how new technologies and
information cultures intersect with questions about dimensions of
difference and identity, community, immigration, and citizenship.

The successful candidate for a position in the Department of Art
(http://www.art.umd.edu/) will possess distinction as a contemporary
critical media theorist or an established track record as a prominent
media artist, with research interests at the intersection of networked
media and contemporary art-making practice.  Candidates should have
expertise in new media theory, social networking as it pertains to
contemporary art practice, interactive media, and information design.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach lecture courses at
the undergraduate level in media theory and studio courses in open
source practices and data visualization.

The successful candidate for a position in the Department of
Communication (http://www.comm.umd.edu/) will teach and conduct
research in strategic communication with expertise in the role of
digital media in changing the forms, processes of organizational and
societal communication, and the impact of digital media on
organizations and society.  Participating in highly ranked graduate
and undergraduate communication programs, the ideal candidate will
contribute research and teaching expertise  in the use of digital
media applications in the strategic communication field.

The successful candidate for a position in the Women’s Studies
Department (http://www.womensstudies.umd.edu/) will have expertise in
gender and race as impacted by computers, the internet, artificial
intelligence, and/or virtual worlds.  Areas of research and teaching
might include digital culture, digital performance studies, games and
learning, social media, the feminist technoscience research and
critique concerning access to technology infrastructures.

For best consideration, interested candidates should apply by December
15, 2009.  Please send a letter of application detailing
scholarly/creative work and teaching experience and interests; a CV;
three letters of recommendation; and a sample of research or creative
activity.  The search committee welcomes examples of research or
creative activity in digital formats (CD/DVD preferred or url).

Professor Elizabeth Loizeaux, Chair
Digital Humanities, Media and Cultures Search Committee
University of Maryland
College of Arts and Humanities
1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742-7315

Questions regarding this announcement may be addressed to Professor
Loizeaux at 301.405.5646 or arhudigitalsearch at umd.edu.  Information
about the college is available on its website at www.arhu.umd.edu.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to
apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity (DCC, a new Living/Learning
Program in the Honors College)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

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