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        Date: 2022-10-04 22:11:54+00:00
        From: Katherine D. Harris <>
        Subject: DH JOB Alert: Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, SJSU, California

Hi All,

We are hiring at SJSU (in California), one of the 23 California State
University campuses. We are a unionized system, as well. The position is
for the Department of Humanities, which is already a highly
interdisciplinary department in the College of Humanities & the Arts at
SJSU. We are specifically looking for an Associate Professor (with tenure)
because we need someone to build curriculum, guide the growth of Digital
Humanities on our campus (along with a DH cohort that already exists here),
and understand the field as it fluctuates. A peer-reviewed digital
scholarly project is required - however, a DH project can take many forms.
As a member of the hiring committee, I'm happy to answer questions.

For full information, please see the Cal State U listing:

Associate Professor of Digital Humanities

Humanities Department, College of Humanities and the Arts

Target Start Date: August 17, 2023

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

 Position Description

The Humanities Department <> at San José State
University seeks an Associate Professor for a full-time, tenure-line
position in Digital Humanities, broadly construed, with primary teaching in
the interdisciplinary Humanities Department and with responsibility for
developing Digital Humanities research, curriculum, and community
collaborations. We highly encourage applicants working in Digital
Humanities in any of the following areas to apply: environmental
humanities, visual culture, arts as social practice, indigenous studies,
comparative religious studies, ethnic studies, or American studies.

The Humanities Department is a prominent center for creative,
interdisciplinary study and research on campus. It is proudly committed to
recruiting, hiring, and nurturing a diverse faculty that mirrors its
student body. The Department offers three B.A. Programs: a Liberal Studies
Teacher Preparation B.A.; a Creative Arts B.A.; and a Humanities B.A., in
which students pursue a concentration in American Studies, Liberal Arts, or
Comparative Religious Studies. The Department is also home to two
team-taught General Education Programs: the lower- division American
Cultures GE sequence and the Humanities Honors Program, which has both
lower and upper- division Humanities Honors GE courses. The Department
first offered its Introduction to Digital Humanities course (HUM95) in fall
of 2021. The course is required in two of the Department’s three B.A.
Programs; as of Fall 2022, it is repeatable for credit. The Humanities
Department is also in the process of building out two small Digital
Humanities suites for student and faculty use.

The teaching load is 9 units a semester, as long as the faculty member
remains eligible for our "RSCA Reassigned Time Program." In addition, there
is modest competitive internal funding opportunities for research travel,
scholarly projects, and public programming. The Office of Sponsored
Research offers guidance in submitting grant proposals to a wide variety of
granting agencies.

This Associate level position is an excellent opportunity for scholars
interested in advancing their career at a teaching-centered institution
that is a national leader in graduating historically underserved students
and in helping to further establish Digital Humanities in the Humanities
Department and across campus. SJSU values teacher-scholars and student
participation and collaboration in Digital Humanities projects. Indeed, it
is an exciting time for Digital Humanities in Silicon Valley; the campus
community has created a version of Digital Humanities that represents the
teaching-intensive goals of SJSU’s faculty, staff, and student population (
*see *SJSU’s version of “What is Digital Humanities
<>”). With a recent NEH Challenge
Grant, the College of Humanities & the Arts and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Library are building a physical Digital Humanities Center to offer
workshops, collaborative opportunities, community space to complement the
existing VR/XR lab, 3D printing lab, prototyping lab, and more. Though the
DH Center is scheduled to open in 2025, SJSU has already demonstrated its
robust engagement with Digital Humanities in faculty and student projects (
*see *ongoing DH projects <>).
The College also has an established record of supporting publicly and
community-engaged humanities and arts programming through its H&A in Action
<> initiative, works closely
with the Digital Scholarship librarian and unit (*see *Digital Humanities
LibGuide <>), and has begun
work on establishing The Ethical Public Technologies Institute. Recent
modifications to University Policy on retention, tenure, and promotion now
includes diversity, equity, and inclusion work and the scholarship of
engagement, including public humanities, digital projects, collaborative
scholarship, and so on.

Required Qualifications

   - Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Fine Arts in a Humanities-related
   - An excellent record of publishing befitting the rank of Associate
   Professor, including at least one peer-reviewed digital scholarly project
   - An excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level in Digital
   Humanities and other Humanities areas of specialization
   - Demonstrated skills in collaboration and experience in Department,
   College, and University level service
   - Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the
   educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population
   as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and
   other comparable experience

All best,
~Kathy Harris

Dr. Katherine D. Harris (she/her)
Director, Public Programming <>,
College of Humanities & the Arts
Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Jose State University
Research Blog:
Co-Editor, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
Author, Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823-1835

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