[Humanist] 30.397 visiting asst professorship at Illinois Wesleyan

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 397.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:34:45 -0500
        From: "Drouin, Jeff" <jeff-drouin at utulsa.edu>
        Subject: VAP of Digital Humanities at Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, beginning August 1, 2017. This position is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support our Engaging Tomorrow’s Students initiative, which aims to catalyze curricular and pedagogical reform to enhance student engagement on our campus. The successful candidate will support faculty in developing their multimodal literacies and teaching strategies that bridge the divide between conventional and digital approaches.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities will work with faculty both individually and in groups to familiarize them with applications of the digital humanities and to develop pedagogical strategies in the classroom. Successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the integration of digital humanities tools and methods in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Examples may include but are not limited to experience/expertise in one or more of the following specific areas: analysis of datasets; linked data and the semantic web; network analysis; GIS; data visualization; and scholarly crowdsourcing/collaborative commentaries. Experience with the development of interdisciplinary courses tied to the humanities, as well as the teaching of digital humanities methods to colleagues, is strongly preferred. The teaching load is 2-2, possibly including a first-year writing seminar, team teaching, as well as offerings in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a Humanities field by July 31, 2017. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement, as one PDF file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristine Nielsen, knielse1 at iwu.edu. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates who submit their complete dossiers by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence. See http://www2.iwu.edu/iwujobs/ for more information. Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective, small, liberal arts institution with approximately 1,800 undergraduates. It is located in central Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal twin cities of 130,000 inhabitants.

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