Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position: Experimental and Spatial Digital Humanities

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School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is part of the search for multiple open-rank, tenure track positions at the intersections of the Humanities and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) to begin Fall 2022.

Ideal candidates for a position in Experimental and Spatial Digital Humanities will be a humanities scholar with a demonstrated commitment to research and pedagogy in the humanities through immersive virtual environments at human scale. The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about pursuing joint and collaborative research with faculty and researchers across the Institute pursuing advances in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML). The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels across the Departments of Arts, Economics, Cognitive Science, Communication & Media, and Science & Technology Studies, and a nationally ranked program in Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences.

Possible research domains include but are not limited to: cultural heritage through immersive digital spaces, extended reality design for public humanities engagement, visual digital humanities, and human perception and cognition in immersive extended reality environments at human scale.

At the time of appointment applicants must have a PhD or foreign degree equivalent in an appropriate field for their proposed research, along with the ability to demonstrate, through their records, promise of future distinction in scholarship and education.  Applicants for senior tenured positions must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishment and a strong commitment to teaching. Applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions must show evidence of both emerging research distinction and a high level of dedication to teaching.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The application process is a rolling one, with applications being reviewed multiple times per semester. Applications received by December 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. In addition to the required components of the application listed in the hire, applicants should indicate in their cover letter their interest in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences or one of the Departments of the School.

Interested applicants should apply to the AI/ML cluster hire here:

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