Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities. Applicants must have evidence of a research agenda and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent degree in English or American literature, Writing Studies, or another academic area recognized as contributing to the field of Digital Humanities. We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarship and teaching focus on some aspect or aspects of interdisciplinary approaches to Digital Humanities, including, but not limited to, critical digital humanities, cultural analytics, distant reading, game studies, platform studies, digital humanities and BIPOC communities, and critical reflection on digital media or new writing technologies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, in which the English Department and Center for Writing Studies are located, is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact locally, nationally, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

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To apply, create your applicant profile through the University of Illinois Job Board application login page at You will need to submit a letter of application; a current CV; a statement on scholarship (1-2 pages); a statement on teaching (1-2 pages); a statement describing your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (1-2); a sample of scholarship (25-30 pages); and the names of three academic references.  Please upload all materials as one pdf via the CV/Resume option in the application.   

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 7, 2022. The PhD or equivalent degree is required by mid-June 2023 for appointment as an Assistant Professor on the anticipated start date of August 16, 2023. Salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, is competitive. 

 For additional information about this position, please contact Professor Melissa Littlefield, chair of the search committee, at

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