Lecturer – Textual Studies and Digital Humanities – Non-tenure Track job – Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities invite applications for a full-time, renewable, three-year Lecturer position in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, beginning August 13, 2018 for academic year 2018-2019. The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities is home to a variety of funded and internal Digital Humanities projects (See http://luc.edu/ctsdh/researchprojects/) and the MA program in Digital Humanities.

The candidate will be responsible for supporting ongoing research projects in the Center and for teaching courses related to that program, including required Digital Humanities and special topics seminars at the MA and advanced undergraduate level. Teaching will account for 50% of the position; the other 50% will be devoted to collaborating on ongoing interdisciplinary research projects supported by the Center. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research in the interdisciplinary area of Digital Humanities.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree preferably in Computer Science or in English or another humanities discipline as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. Demonstrated technical skills and experience are expected in managing projects, using markup languages and metadata frameworks such as TEI , XML , XSLT , and RDF , web interface design, etc., as well as in teaching and supporting advanced Digital Humanities projects.

Physical Demands

None

Working Conditions

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree preferably in Computer Science or in English or another humanities discipline as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. Demonstrated technical skills and experience are expected in managing projects, using markup languages and metadata frameworks such as TEI , XML , XSLT , and RDF , web interface design, etc., as well as in teaching and supporting advanced Digital Humanities projects.

Open Date

10/18/2017

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications to www.careers.luc.edu. Names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to the professional qualifications of the candidate for this position are required. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of technical work may be submitted to:

Prof. Kyle Roberts

Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Hall, 3rd Floor

1032 West Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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