Assistant Professor-Digital Culture and Design

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design position, to begin August 15, 2022. Housed in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ 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 welcome applications from scholars who have experience teaching undergraduate courses within the digital humanities, a field that we understand expansively to include digital media and culture studies, internet studies, interactive media and storytelling, video game studies, sound studies, social media, critical code studies, and/or archives/information management. 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. Upper-division teaching responsibilities include courses in digital project development, such as Interactivity and Culture, Digital Resources in the Humanities, and/or Social Media. Opportunities exist for collaboration on grant projects and development.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Digital Humanities, Digital Media, 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 digital creativity 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. The Kimbel Library makerspace contains a range of technology in virtual reality, 3D scanning and printing, and CNC digital fabrication. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 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. 

Interested candidates should submit electronically at (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to diversity and equity, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be notified before their references are contacted.  A review of applications will begin immediately and the posting will remain open until filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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