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Humanist Archives: March 16, 2022, 7:43 a.m. Humanist 35.599 - positions in digital humanities (Northeastern)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 599.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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        Date: 2022-03-15 13:50:24+00:00
        From: Flanders, Julia <>
        Subject: Job opportunity: Open-Rank Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in Digital Humanities, Northeastern University

Please circulate widely!

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern University
invites applications and nominations for one or more faculty positions in
Digital Humanities with a specialization in literary, cultural, rhetorical, or
historical studies. These renewable positions will be at the rank of Teaching
Professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full) or Professor of the Practice. Home
departments include English; History; Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies;
or other units within CSSH with other colleges, such as Arts, Media and Design
(CAMD). The expected start date is Fall 2022.

We seek to strengthen and diversify our faculty and leadership in experiential
and community engaged learning and digital humanities pedagogy, in support of
Northeastern’s graduate certificate program in Digital Humanities, as well as
our undergraduate DH minor and DH combined major. Northeastern’s robust digital
humanities community draws on strong working relationships with the NULab, the
library’s Digital Scholarship Group, and the Boston Research Center. Teaching
Professors have clear promotional paths, full participation in faculty
governance, and a focus on teaching and teaching-related project development.
Professor of the Practice is a role designed for accomplished practitioners who
have been working in relevant contexts such as libraries, museums, software
development organizations, funding agencies, non-profits, cultural heritage
organizations, and digital humanities centers. For both positions, we welcome
applications from across digital humanities domains, and we value research,
praxis, and leadership experience outside of academia. Successful applicants
will have the ability to initiate and lead substantive research projects, design
innovative curricula, engage with practitioners and communities outside of the
academy, and contribute to strategic planning around experiential learning in
digital humanities. We are particularly interested in candidates who explore the
critical and cultural significance of tools and methods in the context of
questions of race, gender, sexuality, and politics.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree such as an EdD, MFA,
MLS, or MLIS by the start date of the appointment and a commitment to teaching
excellence. Outstanding candidates at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor
and above will require a record of scholarship, expertise and/or teaching
excellence commensurate with rank. The initial application will include a CV, a
statement on teaching (and research, as applicable) that describes how the
candidate’s work engages with issues of diversity and social justice and
provides links to any digital work. Please also be prepared to provide the names
of three references. We seek candidates who are committed to building an
inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, and we
especially encourage applications from scholars who have been and remain
underrepresented or marginalized in the field of digital humanities - including
but not limited to scholars of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, individuals with
disabilities and applicants from lower-income and first-generation academic

Additional Information
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential
Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898,
Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research
university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program,
Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities.
The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and
enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups
that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. To learn more
about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and
inclusion, please see

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and
support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values
and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive
culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age,
sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic
protected by applicable law.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a CV and a statement on teaching (and research, as
applicable) that describes how the candidate’s work engages with issues of
diversity and social justice and provides links to any digital work. Please also
be prepared to provide the names of three references.

To apply, please go to
of-the-Practice-in-Digital-Humanities_R104028 and click “Apply.” Please address
nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Julia Flanders, at Review of applications will begin on March 28 and
will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration,
application materials should be submitted by March 28.

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Professor of the Practice, English Department
Director, Digital Scholarship Group
Northeastern University

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