Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities

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Created: December 12, 2014


The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in digital humanities (DH), with a focus on textual analysis or big history. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should have a record of interdisciplinary research in computer-assisted analysis of large corpora, archival documents, or other materials. Candidates should demonstrate competencies in one or more of the following: visualization, network analysis, software development, bibliometrics, and quantitative approaches to evidence, text processing, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or computer-assisted reading. We will consider applications from scholars investigating any historical period or cultural context, genre, theory, or method within humanities.

A specialist in DH who is trained in large-scale analysis would complement Virginia's traditions of excellence and innovation in DH. The appointed scholar will foster interdisciplinary collaboration, pedagogy, and public access to research in DH. Opportunities for affiliation include the long-standing Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and Scholars' Lab, within the University of Virginia Library, and initiatives including the Data Science Institute, the Center for the Study of Data & Knowledge, and the University of Virginia Advanced Computing Services & Engagement. UVA's excellence in textual studies, bibliography and the history of book as well as diverse programs in literatures and languages will enrich this professor's opportunities, yet potential home departments also include Media Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Drama, Music, Classics, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. With possible affiliation in programs such as Linguistics, Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, South Asia Center, East Asia Center, Women and Gender Studies, or American Studies, the appointment nevertheless is tenure-track within a department of Arts and Sciences rather than a center, institute, library, or program.

This position is one of several interdisciplinary lines sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate will participate in activities of the Mellon-funded Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, including one team-taught course in the first two years. The teaching load is two courses each, in fall and spring semesters. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is preferred.

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