San Diego State University, Classics & Humanities
Global Humanities for the 21st Century
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
San Diego State University’s Department of Classics and Humanities invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Global Humanities for the 21st Century. We seek a well-rounded cultural historian with expertise across media, geography, languages and literature. The ideal candidate's research will focus on geographic regions beyond Europe and America, and could include humanities of Latin America, Africa, Asia and/or the Pacific Rim. The position calls for traditional fluency in languages, literatures, and cultural production, as well as supplementary strengths in the use of digital media, social networks, and/or collections of trans-global texts, archives, and databases.
The candidate’s research agenda should include the digital treatment, archiving, quantification, curating translating and/or interpretation of texts, broadly construed, for the purpose of recording and assessing cultural movements. We seek someone capable of providing a narrative of the history of humanities (especially non-Western) by demonstrating the interrelatedness of local and global perspectives and tastes. Areas of specialization are open as to historical period, cultural context, generic focus, or theoretical approach; teaching assignments will allow for course creation and curriculum development to reflect the integration of humanities and digital technology. The teacher/scholar we seek will excel at demonstrating new interpretive strategies to account for and appraise the explosion of the new media of humanities as a result of the digital revolution.
Qualifications include demonstrated skills in teaching undergraduates. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrate promise for continuing research and publication. A Ph.D. in Humanities or related field must be in hand at time of appointment.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Applicants must apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30163. Applicant screening will begin September 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies