[Humanist] the end / new beginning in sight, and a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities

Willard McCarty willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 21 10:12:44 CEST 2018

Dear Humanists,

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>

Dear All,

some among you may be interested in the ad below and attached.

All the best,

Francesco Borghesi

SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is advertising for a Digital 
Humanities position, preference for a scholar whose research has an 
Indigenous focus.

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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