[Air-L] Associate/Full Professor in Digital Humanities at Texas A&M University

Heidi Campbell hcampbe1 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 9 00:33:14 PST 2012

A&M University seeks to hire at the level of Associate or Full Professor a
dynamic scholar with an established record in digital humanities research and
academic leadership to participate--as Associate Director--in establishing an
interdisciplinary Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. The
Institute has been designated one of eight Texas A&M Initial University
Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives (and thus is the recipient of
substantial start-up funding). The new appointment would be hired with tenure
in an academic department that is closely associated with his or her main
research direction, including Texas A&M’s innovative Visualization
Department. Possible research areas include but are not limited to Visualization
(including information and scientific visualization), Computer Science, Anthropology,
Architecture, Digital Rhetorics, Ethics, or Philosophy. The Institute for
Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture supports interdisciplinary scholarly and
creative work that broadly explores the relationship between computing
technologies and culture.  Candidates may be trained in disciplines related to visual
culture and media literacy, broadly construed, and globalization and
internationalization of culture.   Furthermore,
we are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between critical and creative
studies as well as those who have an interest in developing grant and funded
appointee’s responsibilities include working with the Director to initiate and develop
an internal research program and facilities (including a new digital humanities
laboratory), actively engaging external partners (including other research
programs, educational institutions, and leaders in the technology industries, securing
supplemental funding from such external agencies as NEH, Mellon, ACLS, and NEA),
and teaching. The successful applicant will have an outstanding scholarly or
artistic record in digital humanities, digital media, and/or digital culture,
including substantial experience in interdisciplinary, collaborative research
and in obtaining and administering grant funding.  Classroom teaching expected outside the
Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, within the successful
candidate’s home department.
A&M University already supports a variety of high-profile and emerging
projects involving digital humanities and offers a Digital Humanities
Certificate (http://dh.tamu.edu/certificate). The new appointee will help to
develop these existing strengths into a top-echelon, interdisciplinary Digital
Humanities Institute and program.  A copy
of the whitepaper that established this research area is available upon
and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO
employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of
dual-career couples. 
send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and 4-6 recommendation
letters.  Applications will be considered
until the position is filled. For more information contact:
Laura Mandell
Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
of English
Station, TX 77843-4227
mandell at tamu.edu

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