Assistant Professor of English (Digital Humanities)
- Christopher Newport University
- Location details
- Newport News, VA 23606
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Interdisciplinary, Humanities
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Assistant Professor of English (Digital Humanities)
Purpose of Position
The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities, effective August 2020. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. Successful candidates will have expertise in digital humanities with a focus on interactive media, digital cultures, and the social, historical, and cultural ideologies impacted by this growing field. Project management experience, and/or experience in middle and secondary education is highly desirable. For consideration, candidates will provide a record of teaching excellence and demonstrate potential for strong scholarship and publication in the production of digital media and digital humanities, broadly defined. The position offers opportunities for collaboration with academics within and outside of the university, with students working on digital projects, and with members of the surrounding community and industry organizations. The individual will also co-direct the university’s Digital Humanities interdisciplinary minor. Teaching duties include lower and upper-level writing courses and contributions to the ongoing development of the curriculum. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.
The Ph.D. in Digital Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
The Department of English at Christopher Newport University is composed of 22 faculty and 80 majors. The Department is housed in McMurran Hall. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit www.cnu.edu/academics/departments/english
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2019 freshman class of 1,238 students was selected from 7,200 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1202, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
Interested candidates MUST apply online at https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ and include with the electronic application a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2019. Applications received after November 3, 2019 will be considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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