Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, U of I Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

Department of English

University 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 hold a PhD or equivalent degree in English or American literature, Writing Studies, or another academic area recognized as contributing to the interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities, with a preference for candidates also studying BIPOC communities, generative AI, and/or book history or print culture. The successful applicant will be expected to teach effectively at 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. Candidates who have demonstrated commitments to inclusive excellence through their teaching, mentoring, research, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, in which the English Department is ­­­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 This file will include a letter of application; a current cv; a sample of scholarship (25-30 pages); and the names of three academic references. Please upload all these materials in one pdf, using the cv/resume option in the Job Board application. 

Only those 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 6, 2023. The PhD or equivalent degree is required by mid-June 2024 for appointment as an Assistant Professor on the anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. Salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, is competitive.

For additional information about this position, please contact Professor Lori Newcomb, chair of the search committee, at  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing