LINGUIST List 29.3939

Thu Oct 11 2018

Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; Digital Humanities: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Date: 09-Oct-2018
From: Search Committee <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; Digital Humanities: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
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University or Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: Department of English
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Instructional Faculty - English - Tenure Track

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Digital Humanities

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Instructional Faculty
College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019

Department/College Description:
The College Department:
The Department of English offers a wide range of courses, with a disciplinary focus on our four field areas: Creative Writing, Digital Literatures & Comparative Media, English, and Language Science. Across disciplines, we enjoy close partnerships with Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, Interactive Games and Media, Art and Design, and Computer Science. Our faculty teach courses in fantasy and speculative fiction, language science or natural language processing, and offerings in literary texts, digital artifacts, and emerging media. The English Department also hosts the Center for Engaged Storycraft (CES), an interdisciplinary center that engages scholars, communities, and students in practices of story, story-based analytics, and technical craft.

Detailed Job Description:
The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis on digital humanities, beginning in August 2019. The candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The candidate must have achieved specialization in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to multi-disciplinary programs. Applicants should demonstrate technical/computational expertise in their area of specialization.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and have an active scholarly profile, with knowledge of one or more programming languages. Qualified candidates will show success with critical and creative digital humanities activity. Candidates should also demonstrate a clear plan for pursuing sponsored research. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who will exhibit the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in the Department of English, core courses in RIT's Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program, and upper-division English courses in the applicant's area(s) of expertise. Courses offered range from Literature, Culture, and Media, Text and Code, Literary Geographies, Games and Literature, Media Adaptation, and Literature and Technology. Our DHSS curriculum includes courses in culture, ethics, media archeology, multimodal writing and emphasizes projects, capstones, and internships or co-ops. Teaching load will be 2/3.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

How To Apply
Apply online at the application link provided below. Keyword Search: 4105BR

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Search Committee

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