Assistant Professor, Department of English, Digital Humanities

The English Department at Rowan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position specializing in Digital Humanities, with a primary literary focus in British, US, and/or global Anglophone literature. We are seeking a colleague with an innovative research and teaching agenda and the initiative to take on an essential role in building the Digital Humanities through interdisciplinary collaboration at and beyond Rowan. 

We understand the value of Digital Humanities to lie in the reciprocity between the “digital” and the “humanities,” that is, the capacity of digital tools and methods to open literary texts to new forms of enquiry, and the capacity of literary texts and literary-critical methods to grapple with a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies. Digital Humanities affords us the opportunity to conceptualize information in ways that expand our current understandings of literature, technology, and culture. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Digital Humanities in both research and teaching, and will be expected to teach the department’s critical methods sequence as well as introductory courses and upper-level seminars in Digital Humanities and/or their field(s) of specialization. At Rowan, the English Department is literature-based; Composition, Creative Writing, and Film are housed in departments in a separate College. A 2/2 teaching load is guaranteed for the first five years.

​​A record of peer-reviewed scholarship, excellent teaching (including a willingness to develop Rowan Core courses in Digital Humanities, online courses, and interdisciplinary courses), and a commitment to academic service are required for tenure.


Candidates should have:

  1. A Ph.D. in English or a related field, completed by September 1, 2022.

  2. Evidence of an active research agenda and teaching excellence.

Starting Date: September 1, 2022.

Salary: Competitive.

General Information:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and seventeen majors. The College also has a number of established graduate programs, is in the process of developing more programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level, and houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional research, teaching, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

The English Department serves more than 200 English majors as well as English minors and students in related degree programs (including Liberal Studies, Literacy Studies, and American Studies); we also offer general education courses in literature as part of the Rowan Core. Our departmental mission is to teach and model the critical analysis of literature, its history, and its social contexts.

Contact: Candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references, to Dr. Zena Meadowsong, Search Committee Chair, via the Rowan University Career Site. Search for requisition number 495885 or use this direct link: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed; applications received by January 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted in late January via Zoom. 

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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