University of Utah – Visiting Assistant Professor – Digital Humanities

From Lisa Swanstrom:

University of Utah – Visiting Assistant Professor – Digital Humanities

The Department of English at University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, two-year appointment (renewable for another two years) as Visiting Assistant Professor with a 2/2 teaching load. The start date for this position is August 1, 2018.


The Department welcomes applications from researchers or artist-researchers working in and across the fields of digital literary studies and new media (including but not limited to electronic literature, digital media art, video games, interactive fiction, digital poetics, and digital culture). Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of interdisciplinary practice that links the humanities, science, and technology, as well as demonstrated effectiveness at university level teaching, experience with program and curricular development in digital arts, and the ability to lead creative writing workshops and theoretically informed discussions about digital culture.

Teaching responsibilities include lower division major courses in digital media studies, and broadening upper-level offerings in digital methods, including coding for humanities projects and text or interactive methods (possible skills might include Python; topic modeling; ArcGIS; data visualization; JavaScript; HTML and CSS; or other server-side programming or creative platforms).

Required Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in English, or related disciplines, or terminal degree in appropriate field. Active scholarly, teaching, and artistic record in Digital Humanities, New Media Studies, or Digital Arts. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in digital arts and emerging media.

Required Documents:

1) Cover letter

2) Current curriculum vitae

3) Three letters of recommendation

4) A writing sample of 20-30 pages and/or digital artifact

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

To Apply: Submit all application documentation (in PDF or Word format) to Marc Hoenig at  Applications due by April 2nd.  Interviews will be conducted over Skype.