Assistant Professor, Critical AI Studies

Assistant Professor, Critical AI Studies

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English with a specialization in AI studies beginning Fall 2024. Expected duties include maintaining an active research agenda; enhancing existing departmental strengths in digital humanities, science fiction studies, and/or science, technology, and health humanities; increasing departmental visibility within the university and nationally in regards to ongoing work on the humanistic impact of artificial intelligence; and mentoring graduate students. The position requires a PhD in English or aligned fields with appropriate English coursework for accreditation (Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Information Studies, etc.) and a research and teaching agenda focused on issues surrounding artificial intelligence or working with artificial intelligence.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Practical experience teaching and/or researching with artificial intelligence systems
  • Background in digital humanities, science fiction studies, science and technology studies, and/or health humanities
  • Experience articulating humanities values to interdisciplinary audiences in the context of emerging technologies

 

Job responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in faculty areas of specialization; undertaking appropriate academic service on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring students. The normal teaching load is 2/2.

We are seeking a colleague who can continue to help us think through the relationship between text, authorship, and computation; who can contribute to our students’ understanding of AI in their future careers; and who can help make English the home for critical thinking about emergent technologies at Texas A&M University.

 

Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, a minor in health humanities, a professional writing minor, a minor science fiction studies, and MA and PhD programs. Texas A&M University is an emerging Hispanic-serving institution and a First-Gen Forward Institution.


To apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation and a personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research and services as applicable to apply.interfolio.com/130758 . The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 15, 2023. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Amy Earhart, Search Committee Chair, at aearhart@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place through the Zoom platform. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://english.tamu.edu.

 

About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M combines academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business, and civic leaders. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, the Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR), and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Writing and rhetoric faculty have access to a university-wide writing-in-the-disciplines program housed in our University Writing Center.
Texas A&M is located in Bryan/College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (https://www.cstx.gov/our_community/recognitions__rankings ). Bryan and College Station are a two-hour drive from Houston and Austin and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

 

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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