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Humanist Archives: Oct. 20, 2021, 7:01 a.m. Humanist 35.308 - Asst professorship in Cultural Analytics and/or Digital Literary Studies (Washington, St Louis)

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 308.
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        Date: 2021-10-19 12:59:41+00:00
        From: Loewenstein, Joseph 
        Subject: Asst. professorship In Cultural Analytics / Digital Literary Studies at Washington University in St. Louis

Cultural Analytics and/or Digital Literary Studies

As part of a broad initiative in Data Analytics and Digital Technology
(https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/digital-transformation-hiring-initiative),
Washington University in St. Louis seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the
rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Cultural Analytics or Digital
Literary Studies (start date July 1, 2021). Depending upon research area and
educational background, the primary appointment will be made in either English,
Comparative Literature, or Germanic Languages and Literatures with joint
appointment or affiliation possible in such programs as Film and Media Studies
or Performing Arts. Successful candidates will have a record of or the potential
for outstanding teaching and scholarship in one of these fields.

We seek applicants with expertise in computational analysis as well as
experience in research collaboration and an appetite for shared inquiry. We
welcome applications from candidates in a broad range of literary- and cultural-
historical fields and are especially interested in colleagues engaged in anti-
racist, feminist, queer, and decolonial scholarship and research.  Teaching
responsibilities will include general courses in digital humanities and
quantitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition
to courses in their disciplinary field.  We also expect the candidate to play a
significant role in efforts to build a cross-disciplinary structure for digital
humanities research and education at Washington University.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation,
a 20-25-page writing sample, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching
excellence, in the form of a teaching evaluation by a faculty member or a
substantive discussion of teaching in one of the letters. A reflection on your
experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from
diverse backgrounds should be included in either your teaching statement or your
cover letter.  Your cover letter or c.v. should indicate your skills in data
analytics or quantitative analysis.  All materials should be uploaded to
Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/97116.

Review of applications will begin on November 18 and will continue until the
position is closed.

Inquiries about submitting application materials should be sent to Deborah
Jaegers (djaegers@wustl.edu). Other inquiries should be sent to Search Committee 
Chair, Joseph Loewenstein (jfloewen@wustl.edu).


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