Research Assistant Professor

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Hiring Unit
College of Arts & Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center (IRIS) 

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Research Assistant Professor will contribute to engaged, inclusive digital scholarship and teaching across campus. The selected candidate will serve as the initial point of referral for digital research and teaching projects. Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Offering in-depth consultations for faculty and students on digital humanities-related research and technology design.
  • Designing and delivering instruction to classes, research groups, and other audiences.
  • Working with colleagues on digital humanities-related publications and outreach.
  • Contributing to and consulting on grant writing activities related to digital humanities projects.
  • Assisting with project management for on-going IRIS Center projects.
  • Mentoring students enrolled in the IRIS minor and contributing to student internships.
  • Teaching the 200-level, interdisciplinary introduction to the digital humanities course yearly. 

Terms of Appointment
Term appointment beginning fall/early winter 2020; promotion eligible. 

Source of Funds
State 

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and credentials. 

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants will have a Ph.D. in a humanities-related discipline and will have worked in a digital humanities center or on digital humanities projects.  Persons who have not completed all terminal degree requirements may be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed at time of hire.  Applicants must have experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, and CMS customization. 

Closing Date for Applications
Application materials must be submitted by October 30, 2020. 

Application Process
Candidates should submit an initial letter of application and vita, name and contact information for at least three references, a portfolio of digital work with activity links, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial submission, official will be required as part of the interview process), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement addressing experiences and competencies in supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity to: 

IRIS Center
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1458
Edwardsville, IL 62026

For electronic submissions, send materials in PDF format to: methrid@siue.edu 

Interviews to be held via phone or video conference. 

Application Deadline
Applications materials must be submitted by October 30, 2020. 

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. 

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