[Humanist] 27.526 job at RIT (U.S.)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 526.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:48:46 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Tenure-Track Position: RIT Assistant Professor of English in Digital Media
        In-Reply-To: <297C50CA-A673-48C7-8171-A412C1637965 at rit.edu>

> From: Robert Glick <rdggla at rit.edu<mailto:rdggla at rit.edu>>

Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
Department: English
PC# 2508 Requisition# 798BR

Application Deadline: November 30, 2013
Anticipated Start Date: August 13, 2014


Situated within a vibrant technological university committed to the Digital Humanities, the English Department 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.


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”


• 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.


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 at rit.edu.


The application deadline is November 30th, 2013.


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

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

Robert Glick, Ph.D.
Chair, English Department Digital Media Search Committee

Robert Glick
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Rochester Institute of Technology
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Bldg. 6, Room 1311
Rochester, NY 14623
robert.glick at rit.edu<mailto:robert.glick at rit.edu>

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