[Humanist] the end / new beginning in sight, and a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 21 10:12:44 CEST 2018
I'm shortly to be given a test-drive of the new Humanist, so the end of
the long silence (and my unwanted holiday from its editorial work) is
nigh. The following job advert, which gives me the occasion to make this
announcement, seems too good not to pass around
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Subject: Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities at Simon Fraser
Resent-From: W.Mccarty at westernsydney.edu.au
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:59:58 +0000
From: Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>
some among you may be interested in the ad below and attached.
All the best,
SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is advertising for a Digital
Humanities position, preference for a scholar whose research has an
Here is a link to the ad:
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University
invites applications for a SSHRC Canada Research Chair in Digital
Humanities, Tier 2. The successful applicant will be an exceptional
emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities.
Priority will be given to scholars with a research focus in some aspect
of Indigenous studies, either within Canada or globally. Consideration
will also be given to scholars whose interdisciplinary research has a
transnational and/or intercultural focus.
An emerging scholar is defined asan active researcher in their field for
fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more
than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career
breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave,
clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair
assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process
Please consult the Canada Research Chairs
website<http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx> for full
program information, including further details on eligibility criteria
or direct questions to Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search
Committee at fasscrc at sfu.ca.
The successful candidate will be cross-appointed in a primary (home) and
secondary unit within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the
rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate. The
appointment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the
applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Applicants will
normally hold a PhD in their home discipline.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to furthering
cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as the continued development of
the Digital Humanities hub at SFU.
Applications should include:
(1) a cover letter clearly identifying the preferred home and secondary
(2) a current CV;
(3) a statement of research and teaching interests;
(4) four (4) letters of reference;
(5a) a scholarly publication or other suitable writing sample; and (5b)
an example of a Digital Humanities research project, with a brief
explanation of the applicant’s role in that project.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. All applications
will be treated in confidence. Please submit all applications
electronically to the Chair, FASS Digital Humanities CRC Search
Committee at fasscrc at sfu.ca<mailto:fasscrc at sfu.ca>. Questions about the
position can also be directed to that email address.
Simon Fraser University is located in unceded Coast Salish Territory -
the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw),
Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.
SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified
individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible
minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and
gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply. SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at
promoting equity, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service
for more details. For questions regarding the CRC nomination process and
SFU’s commitment to ensuring an open, fair, and transparent process
please contact Catherine Stoddard, Director of Equity, Diversity and
Inclusion at catherine_stoddard at sfu.ca.
Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is
required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be
collected. For further information see the Collection Notice
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