Associate Professor/Professor, College of Arts and Letters

Location
East Lansing, MI
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Posting Number: 4875

Internal Posting Date: 02-03-2017

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 03-01-2017

Job Title: Associate Professor/Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Arts and Letters

Primary Department: 10004054 WRITING, RHETORIC & AMERICAN CULTURE

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100%

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Position Summary: The College of Arts & Letters and the College of Social Science at Michigan State University seek a group of culturally engaged digital arts and humanities scholars to join a transformative initiative to explore, interrogate, and cultivate Critical Diversity in a Digital Age. We are looking for creative, collaborative leaders in digital humanities and digital arts who think synthetically about scholarship, teaching, and creative endeavors. These new colleagues will join a group of faculty and students at Michigan State University with an energetic focus on humanities questions of race, inclusion, cultural preservation, global interconnectedness, and engaged scholarship. They will be part of the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR), which serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for MSU scholars, artists, and teachers who work at the intersections of self/society, digital/material, technology/culture to advance leading-edge scholarship and creative activity that integrates diversity in a digital age.

For full description of the Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative, see www.cal.msu.edu/criticaldiversity

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures (WRAC) at Michigan State University seeks a colleague in Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/Rhetorics at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to join our department, an innovative, inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity dedicated to preparing excellent communicators in the culturally, technologically, and economically dynamic environments of the 21st century. This is an academic year, tenure system faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2017 at the earliest. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of research in culturally relevant digital humanities and/or digital rhetorics areas, experience in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally relevant teaching practices, and show evidence of substantial service in both local and national arenas. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in rhetoric & writing or in a related digital humanities field or discipline.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements The successful candidate will have a proven track record of research in culturally relevant digital humanities and/or digital rhetorics areas, experience in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally relevant teaching practices, and show evidence of substantial service in both local and national arenas. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in rhetoric & writing or in a related digital humanities field or discipline.

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Desired Qualifications: We are especially interested in scholars who have experience (or interest) in leading research centers/initiatives, and who can provide strategic leadership and vision in collaboration with others currently engaged in our College's Critical Diversity in the Digital Age initiative (for an overview of the College's initiative, see spartanideas.msu.edu/2016/10/31/critical-diversity-in-a-digital-age). One opportunity associated with this initiative is the development of a scholarly publishing in digital environments research group (SPIDER), an outgrowth of the WRAC Department's Digital Publishing Lab.

We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters' distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, student engagement, intercultural understanding, and value diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website (https://jobs.msu.edu/).

Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Contact Danielle DeVoss at devossda@msu.edu or (517) 432-2581 with questions.

Department Website Address: wrac.msu.edu

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Danielle DeVoss/Professor/devossda@msu.edu

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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69897

Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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