[Humanist] 26.268 job at NC State

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 268.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:07:16 -0400
        From: John Wall <jnwall at ncsu.edu>
        Subject: Announcement -- Position in Digital Humanities, Tenure Track, NC State University

NC State University: Open Rank Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty in Digital

Position Vacancy Number: 00002010

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks to make
a tenure-track appointment in Digital Humanities, rank and field open. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to help build the digital
humanities curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs in English and
in the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and
Digital Media,  and to develop NC State’s digital humanities presence
across campus, in the technology-rich Research Triangle area, and with
industry and foundation partners.

The candidate will join a department with an established track record of
digital scholarship in fields including digital archives, virtual
environments, textual editing and criticism, physical computing, and
linguistics. In recent years, faculty have received funding in all of these
areas from a number of public and private agencies. Our digital humanities
initiatives are strongly supported by NC State’s  College of Humanities and
Social Sciences and by the NC State Libraries, which are nationally known
for their excellence in providing innovative research support and data

NC State University has special strengths in computer science and digital
technology and is located in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Research
Triangle area, nationally recognized as a vibrant center for research and
creativity.  The James B. Hunt Library, opening this spring on our
Centennial Campus,  is being built from the ground up as a national model
for the integration of technology, scholarship, and information storage,
retrieval, and display.

The newly formed Research Triangle Digital Humanities Collaborative, a
collaboration between NC State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, Duke University, and the National Humanities Center, offers further
opportunities for research and curricular initiatives.

*Position Description:* Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate
courses (2-2 base teaching load) as well as maintaining an active research
and publication program and participating in professional and university
service. There will be opportunities for leadership and program
administration (with corresponding reductions in teaching load). We
particularly welcome candidates whose research and teaching interests can
help us develop one or more areas of existing strength within our
department: creative writing, film, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric.

*Qualifications:*  Required -- Ph.D. in English or related field, area
open; track record of excellence in digital scholarship appropriate for
rank. Preferred -- a history of successful grant funding in the digital

*Information about Department and Programs:* The English Department at NC
State offers a wide array of programs at the undergraduate and graduate
levels: a B.A. in English (with concentrations in Creative Writing; Film;
Language, Writing & Rhetoric; Literature, and Teacher Education), an M.A.
in English (with concentrations in British & American Literature,
Linguistics, Creative Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, and World
Literature), an M.S. in Technical Communication, and an M.F.A. in Creative
Writing. In partnership with NC State’s Department of Communication, the
English Department also offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in
Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.

*Instructions for Applicants:* Please use the NC State University
employment web portal; we cannot consider applications submitted in any
other way. Upload letter of application (addressed to Antony H. Harrison,
Department Head, and referencing the position title Open Rank Professor in
Digital Humanities and position number 00002010), CV, and contact
information for at least three references. Three letters of reference, a
writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested
later. Screening of applications will begin October 1 and will continue
until position is filled.

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups
and all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  For ADA
accommodation, contact Stephanie McBroom (919-513-0391) or
stephanie_mcbroom at ncsu.edu.

John N. Wall
Professor of English Literature
NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8105

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