Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design

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Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design position, to begin August 16, 2020. Housed in the Department of English, Digital Culture and Design is an undergraduate, digital humanities program that situates, at its core, critical making, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive pedagogy.

We seek a teacher-scholar who has experience teaching undergraduate courses within the digital humanities, a field that we understand expansively to include digital media and culture studies, video game studies, sound studies, electronic literatures, digital storytelling, critical code / platform studies, and/or public humanities. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research in the digital humanities demonstrates interdisciplinary engagement with critical race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and/or post- or de-colonial studies. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities include lower-division major courses in digital media and digital storytelling, such as Introduction to Digital Humanities, and Coding for Humanists. Upper-division teaching responsibilities include courses in digital project development and digital methods for working with textual, sonic, interactive, and visual media. Opportunities exist for collaboration on grant projects and development.

Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. in Digital Humanities, English, or another relevant humanities field with a specialization in digital humanities; an established scholarly agenda in digital and humanistic studies; a strong record of teaching integrated humanities courses; and a clear perspective on how their professional skills or experience will enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience teaching digital humanities at the undergraduate level; teach and/or participate in critical making work; and have experience working and collaborating with students on digital humanities-focused research projects.

Digital Culture and Design is affiliated with the Digital Commons (a state-of-the-art computing facility and classroom) and the Athenaeum Press (a student-driven publishing lab that offers students professional level hands-on experience in authoring, designing, and producing innovative new media and analog stories about the region). Students in the DCD major collaborate with faculty on research projects that range from the development of archives, to the design of experiential locative and trans-media narratives, to the translation of cultural heritage artifacts of underrepresented populations across print and digital media.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

By October 31, 2019, interested candidates should submit electronically at (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, (4) a statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity and equity, and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Posting Number: F00109P

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