[Humanist] 29.539 faculty positions at Maryland and Pittsburgh

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 539.
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  [1]   From:    Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>                          (72)
        Subject: New Faculty Position at UMD

  [2]   From:    "Landrigan, Marissa K" <MKL18 at pitt.edu>                    (8)
        Subject: Job: Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Digital Culture

        Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 13:59:03 -0500
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: New Faculty Position at UMD

Dear All,

Please help us pass the word about this new University of Maryland faculty
position at the at the intersection of DH and African American history and
culture (and forgive cross-posting)! The due date for best consideration is
December 18.

With thanks,

Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland seeks a
dynamic scholar at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full
professor with a proven record of conducting innovative research and
teaching at the intersection of African American History & Culture and
Digital Humanities to direct a major Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded
project: Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History
and Culture. The successful candidate will develop and oversee individual
and collaborative research, pedagogy, and outreach. The Project Director
will participate in preparing a diverse cadre of scholars and students
whose work in African American History & Culture and the Digital Humanities
shall enrich arts and humanities research and teaching with new methods,
archives, and tools. For additional information about Synergies, see

In collaboration with the project’s principal investigators, the Dean, and
the directors of the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy, and the
Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities (MITH), the Project
Director will be responsible for: setting research goals and outcomes;
developing curriculum, training, and associated programming; representing
and communicating the work of the project to relevant campus, disciplinary,
and public communities; supervising project staff, scholars, and students;
and, ensuring successful implementation of all project activities. The
Project Director will also work closely with the Center for the History of
the New America, the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual
Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and the
University of Maryland Libraries.

Holding a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment with a tenure line in
an academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities, the faculty member
will hold the Mellon Project Director position for a three-year term,
beginning July 1, 2016. The Project Director reports to the directors of
the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy and the Maryland Institute for
Technology and the Humanities (MITH).

Minimum Qualifications:
Must hold a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree. Must be qualified to be
tenured in an academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities,
University of Maryland. Must have a proven research record in the study of
African American history and culture. Must have demonstrated experience
with digital humanities project development.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information
about the position, the Synergies Project, and the University of Maryland,
and for application instructions, please visit the University’s ejobs page
for this  position (#121514), https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/38224.

For best consideration, applications should be submit no later than December
18, 2015. Review will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The
University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status,
age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital
status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of
rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment,
educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

        Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 21:20:08 +0000
        From: "Landrigan, Marissa K" <MKL18 at pitt.edu>
        Subject: Job: Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Digital Culture

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown seeks an assistant professor for a tenure-track position in the Division of Humanities starting in late August of 2016.  Candidates should have a PhD in a Humanities field with one of the following specializations: Digital Humanities, Multi-media and Digital Culture, New Media Studies, Digital Journalism, or Electronic Literature.  We seek an individual who will teach four courses a term, conduct research, and help to develop UPJ’s new interdisciplinary Multi-Media and Digital Cultures program at the intersection of the humanities and computer science/engineering.  This individual will teach “Digital Tools and Technology,” a foundational course in the new program; intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area; and “Digital Capstone.” He or she will also develop and monitor internships for the new program and may be asked to occasionally teach general education courses in the Humanities.  Additional duties include student advising and university service activities.

Qualifications other than the degree and specialization noted above include college teaching in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for and evidence of creative and scholarly achievement.  The University is particularly interested in qualified candidates who, through their teaching, research, or service, demonstrate an active and ongoing interest in diverse populations.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes benefits.

For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) to Dr. Michael Cox, Chair of MMDC Search, Humanities Division, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904; email mwcox at pitt.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date.

Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh System, located 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre wooded site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.  The college community includes roughly 3,000 undergraduate students and 150 full-time faculty distributed through seven academic divisions:  Education, Engineering, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Business Enterprise, and Social Sciences.  Each division offers four-year baccalaureate programs.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Marissa Landrigan
Assistant Professor, English Writing
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

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