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Job: Assistant Professor, tenure track, Digital Humanities (U of Guelph; deadline: 15 March 2019)

University of Guelph

The College of Arts at the University of Guelph seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Humanities (start date July 1, 2019). Depending upon research area and educational background, the appointment will be made in one of the following units: the School of Languages and Literatures, the School of Fine Art and Music, the School of English and Theatre Studies, the Department of Philosophy or the Department of History.

The University of Guelph has a long history of involvement in Digital Humanities and is engaged in building capacity and community in this interdisciplinary field. In addition to long-standing research projects in the area, the College of Art runs The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab in partnership with the Library. We also offer the vibrant DH@Guelph series and the annual DH@Guelph Summer Workshops. A minor in Digital Humanities is currently under development.

Responsibilities will include: graduate and undergraduate teaching and research in Digital Humanities as well as in the candidate’s disciplinary field. Additional responsibilities will include playing a significant role in building a coherent structure for college-wide Digital Humanities teaching and research, beginning with the development of the minor.

Required qualifications: PhD with specialization in Digital Humanities; record of excellence in teaching and research; evidence of technical proficiency relevant to digital scholarship and training.

Contributions to scholarship in gender and sexuality studies and/or experience with community-engaged learning will be considered assets.

Applications should be submitted electronically by March 15, 2019. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement, up to three representative syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), a writing sample, and evidence of Digital Humanities scholarship the candidate has undertaken either independently or collaboratively (evidence might include publications, websites, tools, or other online content, and should indicate the role the candidate has played in collaborative work). Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. 

All documentation should be submitted electronically to: 

Samantha Brennan
Dean, College of Arts
University of Guelph

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process.  If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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