University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Women's and Gender Studies
Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
Title: Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in Women’s and Gender Studies
Department:Women’s and Gender Studies
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position in digital humanities with a focus on the relationship between gender and technology. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, will begin on July 1, 2014, and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant research expectations as well as departmental service.
The Department of WGST is interested in fostering innovative and creative ways that bridge the humanities and the sciences, and offering a humanistic view on the changing world of technology. We seek candidates whose interdisciplinary work connects emerging technologies with established practices of knowledge and creativity, civic and public media, and/or traditional ecological knowledge. A strong interest in gender issues and feminist approaches should be central to both research and teaching. The role of new media in transforming practices and the material ways knowledge and/or art are produced and reproduced in local and global settings, and how specifically this process is gendered is of particular interest. We seek scholars trained in the humanities or humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, media studies, geography, history or sociology, whose work crosses disciplinary lines in its examination of the impact of new technologies on local, global and transnational formations and flows of knowledge, art production, representation and/or preservation of local cultures around the topic of gender. The successful applicants will work on collaborative projects that engage academic and non- academic audiences, and offer a creative and intellectual contribution to a newly emerging cross- disciplinary community. Disciplinary training, geographic area and historical time period of research are open.
Our new colleague will contribute to the teaching and research mission of the Department of WGST and to the program in Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative is designed to offer an adaptable and sustainable model of transformative academic practice for the 21st century, which embraces research, teaching, engaged scholarship, and the dissemination of knowledge in the humanities. Active engagement with the Digital Innovation Lab will offer research and collaboration
opportunities. The position carries a $50,000 start-up fund with the expectation that the candidate arrives on campus prepared to pursue a robust and innovative digital research agenda (This fund includes moving expenses). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment; and ensures that all employment-related decisions are in accordance with the principles of equal opportunity.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is composed of a broadly interdisciplinary faculty of nine specializing in fields including History, Global Studies, Sociology, Public Health, Anthropology, Political Science, Media Studies, Studio Art and Photography, and Literature and Literary Theory. Faculty interests extend across the globe encompassing western Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, India, Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean. Over the years we have also supported the development of women’s and gender studies and feminist courses inn traditional disciplinary departments all over campus.
Candidates must have defended the dissertation by the time of hiring. Qualified applicants should submit an application on-line at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33581.Deadline for receipt of submission is December 2, 2013. Complete applications must consist of a current CV, a cover letter presenting interest in the position and summarizing suitability for consideration as a viable candidate; a research statement; a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and a media or digital presentation if applicable. Please also include the names and contact information of four references.
Submit an application on-line at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33581
|Primary Category:||Digital Humanities
|Secondary Categories:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality