Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies
The Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek applicants with specializations in textual/cultural analytics or other critical digital approaches who may work across literary periods and media forms, and who can teach and communicate their research methods to undergraduate and graduate student classes.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda; to teach four courses (a 2-2 load); and to play a dynamic role in an environment that includes an undergraduate track in media studies within the department’s major and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in digital studies, as well as a leading digital humanities center (the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 1, 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students, and staff, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.
The deadline for priority consideration is May 2, 2018, but applications will be received until the position is filled. To assure consideration, please a submit a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (also pointers to online work if applicable), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of three references (no letters at this time) through the UMD jobs portal at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/59081.