[Humanist] 30.720 assoc/full-professorships (Michigan State); postdoc (Princeton)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 720.
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  [1]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (55)
        Subject: 3 Associate/Full Professor Positions: Critical Diversity in
                a Digital Age Cluster, Michigan State University

  [2]   From:    "Sarah C. Meadows" <sm34 at princeton.edu>                   (15)
        Subject: Job POsting

        Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:59:36 -0500
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: 3 Associate/Full Professor Positions: Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Cluster, Michigan State University

The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Science at
Michigan State University invite applications for positions in the
following areas at the Associate or Full Professor level:

- Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities
- Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/Rhetorics
- Digital History

Find the full description and posting details at

The College of Arts & Letters and the College of Social Science at Michigan
State University seek a group of culturally engaged digital arts and
humanities scholars to join a transformative initiative to explore,
interrogate, and cultivate Critical Diversity in a Digital Age. We are
looking for creative, collaborative leaders in digital humanities and
digital arts who think synthetically about scholarship, teaching, and
creative endeavors. These new colleagues will join a group of faculty and
students at Michigan State University with an energetic focus on humanities
questions of race, inclusion, cultural preservation, global
interconnectedness, and engaged scholarship.  They will be part of the
Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR), which
serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for MSU scholars, artists, and
teachers who work at the intersections of self/society, digital/material,
technology/culture to advance leading-edge scholarship and creative activity
that integrates diversity in a digital age.

Our aim is to lead a movement in humanities scholarship that engages the
contemporary digital world with a discerning sense of critique rooted in
ethical imagination and oriented toward creating more just communities.
Three broad mission areas shape our initiative for Critical Diversity in a
Digital Age: (1) To expose the limits of existing practices and structures
of reality in order to interrogate the conditions under which they operate
and thus to uncover what they enable and prevent; (2) To discern what is
possible in the wake of this exposure so that we might imagine more just
possibilities of engagement; (3) To enact practices of justice and freedom
rooted in and animated by discerning critique.

As an anchoring intellectual disposition, critical diversity signals a
perspective on “diversity” that goes beyond that term’s common yoking
with “inclusion” to reflect on access to resources, to define problems
and establish alliances, and to address actual systems of domination and
oppression. The digital humanities can offer powerful tools for analysis,
including various forms of digital reading, digital archives, data
visualization, and electronic literature. Our initiative understands that
these tools are not neutral, but must be interrogated, analyzed, and engaged
through an abiding commitment to critical diversity.

In this first of a two-phase cluster hire, we seek applications from
creative, energetic, and empathetic scholars at the Associate or Full
Professor level with a demonstrated record of leadership, achievement, and
mentoring who will help further frame, develop, and support our Critical
Diversity in a Digital Age initiative.

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308A
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

        Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 19:46:34 +0000
        From: "Sarah C. Meadows" <sm34 at princeton.edu>
        Subject: Job POsting

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Digital Humanities | Research | Last Updated 02/03/2017

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a two-year Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July 2017. As a member of the CDH team, the Digital Humanities Fellow will devote 50% time to participating in the life of the Center, which includes: collaborating with faculty, graduate students, librarians, programmers, and designers on DH projects, providing consultations, offering workshops, and attending regular staff meetings and CDH events. The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one but no more than two digital humanities courses during the two year term of their fellowship, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching. The Digital Humanities Fellow will have 50% time to develop his or her own research project during non-teaching terms and will have CDH staff guidance on the project.

The successful candidate is an innovative scholar who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise to the CDH community. Demonstrated experience working on digital humanities projects, as well as familiarity with the main DH trends, research tools and technologies, is required. Expertise in data visualization and/or network analysis is preferred. The Fellow must show excellence in teaching, and must have skill and interest in advising students and colleagues in Digital Humanities work. The Fellow must have the ability to work collaboratively, and have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Untenured scholars who received a PhD within the last three years are eligible to apply.

The Digital Humanities Fellowship is a 12-month position, with the second year renewed upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $60,000 per year. Fellows are eligible for up to $3,000 in relocation expenses which is considered taxable income. In addition to salary, the Digital Humanities Fellow receives reimbursement (up to $2,000 per academic year) for research travel expenses. Before their departure, the Fellow is required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Applications submitted by March 1, 2017 will receive priority. All applications should include (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed digital humanities research project; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a sample syllabus for an undergraduate-level introduction to digital humanities course; and (4) names and contact information of three referees. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Link to application: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=301

Sarah Meadows
Finance and Administrative Coordinator
Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton NJ 08544
sm34 at princeton.edu<mailto:sm34 at princeton.edu>
(609) 258-7313

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