Associate Director of the Digital Liberal Arts / Professor of the Practice

Sep 15, 2017
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Associate Director of the Digital Liberal Arts / Professor of the Practice

Middlebury College invites applications for a new faculty position of Associate Director of the Digital Liberal Arts / Professor of the Practice. Situated within the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and reporting to the Dean for Faculty Development and Research, this open-rank faculty member will play a leadership role in sustaining and growing Middlebury's efforts in digital scholarship and innovative pedagogy. The position will commence January 2018 and be appointed until June 2021, with potential for renewal.

This position's duties will include administration, teaching, and collaborative research. Whoever serves in this position will play a key role managing Middlebury's Digital Liberal Arts initiative. This leadership role involves close collaboration with a team of academic technologists and library staff, and working across campus to promote, encourage, and guide faculty who are undertaking new efforts in digital research and pedagogy. The position also provides critical support for a group of faculty who are actively developing digital methods courses and capstone projects within American Studies, Film & Media Culture, History, and Sociology; thus familiarity with one or more of those disciplines is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to build institutional capacity in digital-methods pedagogy by team-teaching with other faculty, and may have the opportunity to teach a course in their area of expertise. Additionally, they will continue their own research program in digital scholarship, with an emphasis on collaborative work both within and outside Middlebury, while actively engaging in developments in digital scholarship across disciplines.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences, and with a record of collaborative digital research and pedagogy. Ideal candidates will have experience working within a digital humanities or digital scholarship lab, as well as expertise in project management, technology pedagogy, and web design. Candidates should have deep familiarity with the field of Digital Humanities, including the ability to clearly articulate emerging trends in the field to faculty, staff, and students. We seek a proven collaborator with leadership potential to help develop Middlebury's digital scholarship efforts and infuse the humanities curriculum with innovative approaches to digital research.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings; in your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to DLA Search Committee Chair Jason Mittell; curriculum vitae; sample of digital scholarly work; and three names of references. Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled; contact Jason Mittell at with questions about the position. More information at

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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