Assistant Professor of English with Digital Humanities Focus at SMU

Assistant Professor of English with Digital Humanities Focus at SMU

Position No. 00029414.  The Southern Methodist University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor beginning Fall/August 2018. We are seeking a scholar with a well-developed Digital Humanities project and a research profile in any area of literary scholarship and new media. The applicant should show evidence of a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of computing in the humanities, which could include the intellectual and cultural effects of text mining, quantitative analysis, visualization, and text and archive creation. Teaching would range from undergraduate introductions to digital humanities to working with PhD students with dissertations that employ DH.  Applicants should also be prepared to teach courses on literary topics that serve departmental needs. The appointee will join a developing interdisciplinary group who hold appointments in fields including history, engineering, gaming, the arts, and anthropology. We require a completed Ph.D. in a field of literary studies by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted in searchable pdf format and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Applications should be addressed to Darryl Dickson-Carr, Chair, Department of English, Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275, delivered by email at [email protected]. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected]

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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