[Humanist] 31.403 professorships (Michigan State; Oklahoma); project manager (Illinois)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 403.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Maria Bonn <mbonn at umich.edu>                              (14)
        Subject: position opening: Project Manager, Training in Digital
                Methods for Humanists, UIUC

  [2]   From:    "Huskey, Samuel J." <huskey at ou.edu>                       (21)
        Subject: Faculty Position in Digital Humanities Computing at U. of

  [3]   From:    Kathleen Fitzpatrick <kfitz at msu.edu>                      (25)
        Subject: Associate/Full Professor, Literary Studies, Digital
                Humanities, Critical Diversity

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 09:57:30 -0500
        From: Maria Bonn <mbonn at umich.edu>
        Subject: position opening: Project Manager, Training in Digital Methods for Humanists, UIUC

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH),
http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/ at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Project Manager to be responsible for
coordinating, managing and supporting the Training in Digital Methods
for Humanists (TDMH) pilot program, and other IPRH initiatives as
needed.  Focus and training in digital humanities methods is
imperative to the success of the eligible incumbent for this position.

Full description and instructions for application can be found at:

Maria Bonn
Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois

Editor, Journal of electronic Publishing

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:29:14 +0000
        From: "Huskey, Samuel J." <huskey at ou.edu>
        Subject: Faculty Position in Digital Humanities Computing at U. of Oklahoma


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

The incumbent is expected to become a leader within a vibrant community of humanists and other researchers using computational tools. A successful candidate in this position will play an integral role in the development of the DSP. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational opportunities and research support. The incumbent will take a leadership role in curriculum and research development for this cross-disciplinary program and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the Data Scholarship Program and the home department(s). Humanities researchers at OU are allied through the Humanities Forum (http://www.ou.edu/humanitiesforum.html), which among many other activities has regularly hosted a Digital Humanities Symposium featuring local and national leaders in Digital Humanities. In addition, digital humanists are supported and connected through the award-winning staff of the Digital Scholarship Lab, who help to forge collaborations among researchers across the disciplines. Such connections include those with faculty from the College of Engineering who teach in the rapidly growing, Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (datascience.ou.edu).

Required Qualifications
A doctoral degree in a humanities, information science, or related discipline.
An active and productive research program.
Experience with computational tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing data.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and skills essential to digital humanities computing project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing datasets, data modeling and structuring, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or aural data.
Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital humanities interpretation and humanities computing skill development.
A sustained research program and a record of top‐tier, peer‐reviewed or other high-impact scholarly publication.
Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.
Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.
The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the HumanResources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

The University of Oklahoma’s beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state’s third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the “least expensive city to raise children.” For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/46095 on ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at jmabbas at ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

        Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 14:33:57 -0400
        From: Kathleen Fitzpatrick <kfitz at msu.edu>
        Subject: Associate/Full Professor, Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, Critical Diversity

Associate/Full Professor, Literary Studies and Digital Humanities

The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for a scholar, at the level of Associate or Full Professor, whose work connects literary studies and the digital humanities to critical diversity. This position is part of the College’s Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative, which will facilitate research programs, develop new curricula, and seek external funding for scholarship at the intersections of digital theory and practice with issues of social justice and human difference, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and religion. Within the Department of English, this position will foreground literature’s singular ability to shape and critique ideas about our common humanity through the study of history, identity, belief, narrative, and other socially embedded imaginative forms. 

For a full description of the Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative, see cal.msu.edu/criticaldiversity. For more information about Digital Humanities at Michigan State University, see digitalhumanities.msu.edu.

The Department of English seeks a colleague committed to critical diversity and whose work bridges literary studies and the digital humanities in innovative, field-defining ways. Our new colleague will find faculty in the Department of English who foreground scholarly and pedagogical interest in critical diversity across many subfields, including literature, film studies, creative writing, popular culture, and English education. Our Department also features cross-field areas of study, such as black literature, film, and culture; empire and globalization studies; feminisms, genders, sexualities; film, visual culture, and digital media; modern, contemporary, emergent; and neuro-literary studies. We look forward to welcoming a scholar and teacher who will complement our strengths and help develop new directions, particularly in our literary studies program. This is an academic-year, tenure-system faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2018.
The requirements for a successful candidate include:  

a Ph.D. in English or in a related Digital Humanities field or discipline;
a record of research, teaching, service, and outreach commensurate with a tenured position and demonstrating a commitment to critical diversity;
evidence of innovation in digital scholarly methods or modes of scholarly communication;
a research program that reflects the needs of minority or underserved populations;
potential for leadership, especially in program development and community building;
a record of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments;
experience incorporating multicultural perspectives into curriculum and classroom conversations for 21st century leadership;
experience working in a diverse environment and/or using a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success;
demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion;
experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website (https://careers.msu.edu/). Posting #472017. Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing research and teaching qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae; the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees; and a statement providing both a summary of experience with diversity in the classroom, in past or planned research endeavors, in mentoring diverse students, and/or in community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the applicant will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. 

Contact Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick, search committee chair, at kfitz at msu.edu or (517) 354-7423 with questions.

Michigan State University, the nation's pioneer land-grant university, member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs. 

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. 

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found http://worklife.msu.edu/. Information about the Academic Advancement Network can be found http://aan.msu.edu/. Information about MSU Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, including the Diversity Research Network can be found http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/.

The College of Arts & Letters employs 250 full-time faculty with 3300 undergraduates and 175 graduate students enrolled in 24 majors, 38 minors, and 9 graduate programs that are housed in 8 departments and 22 research centers and interdisciplinary programs. These include such outstanding programs as African and African American Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, the Center for Gender in a Global Context and the Center for Interdisciplinarity. The College also has a vibrant mentoring program at the College and Departmental levels. It works closely with MSU’s five international centers that receive Title VI funding and is also a long-time leader in international education sponsoring 70-80 programs each year. In 2016, faculty of color made up 25% of the College faculty and students of color made up 28% of its entering undergraduate class.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick // Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English
Michigan State University // kfitz at msu.edu // @kfitz

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