Assistant Professor of Digital Culture & Design
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|Internal Title||Assistant Professor of Digital Culture & Design|
|Position Type||PFAC – Slotted Faculty|
|Full or Part Time||Full-Time|
|Does this position require driving?||No|
Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Design position, to begin August 16, 2023. Housed in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ Department of English, Digital Culture and Design is an undergraduate, digital humanities program that situates critical making, collaboration, and innovative, inclusive pedagogy at its core.
We seek teacher-scholars who have experience teaching undergraduate courses in the digital humanities, a field that we understand expansively to include digital media and culture studies, video game studies, sound studies, electronic literatures, digital storytelling, critical code/platform studies, and/or public humanities. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research in the digital humanities demonstrates interdisciplinary engagement with critical race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and post- or de-colonial studies.
Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Digital Humanities, Digital Media, English, or another relevant humanities field with a specialization in digital humanities; an established scholarly agenda in digital and humanistic studies; a strong record of teaching through critical humanities pedagogies; and a clear perspective on how their professional skills or experience will enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience teaching digital humanities at the undergraduate level; teach and/or participate in critical making work; and have experience working and collaborating with students on digital humanities-focused research projects.
Teaching responsibilities will encompass both lower and upper division courses within the major. Lower-division teaching in digital media and storytelling would include courses such as Introduction to the Digital Humanities and Coding for the Humanities. Upper-division teaching would include courses in both digital methods (such as methods in working with textual, sonic, interactive, and/or visual media) and critical humanities (such as Interactivity and Culture, Digital Archives and Preservation, and/or Social Media).
Digital Culture and Design is affiliated with the Digital Commons (a state-of-the-art computing facility and classroom), the Edwards College “Fab Lab” makerspace, and the Athenaeum Press (a student-driven publishing lab that offers students professional level hands-on experience in authoring, designing, and producing innovative new media and analog stories about the region). Students also have access to the Kimbel Library makerspace, which contains a range of technology in virtual reality, 3D scanning and printing, and CNC digital fabrication. Students in the DCD major collaborate with faculty on research projects that range from the development of archives, to the design of experiential locative and trans-media narratives, to the translation of cultural heritage artifacts of underrepresented populations across print and digital media. Opportunities exist for collaboration on grant projects and development, including with the Edwards Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
By November 1, 2022, interested candidates should submit electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-2 page statement addressing how the candidate prioritizes and values diversity and equity, including information about their understanding of these topics and their specific plans and goals for how they might advance equity and inclusion at Coastal if hired; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, including information about how the candidate integrates, or envisions integrating, practices of critical and creative making in their teaching, and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references (6) Transcripts. Finalists will be notified before their references are contacted.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
Must hold a Ph.D. in Digital Humanities, English, or in a relevant field, with a specialization in digital media and culture or other digital humanities-focused work; an established scholarly agenda in digital and humanistic studies; and a strong record of teaching integrated humanities courses.
Demonstrated experience teaching interdisciplinary digital humanities-focused research projects including but not limited to: theories and development of archives, collaboration with students on experiential locative and trans-media narratives, and translations across print and digital media of the cultural heritage artifacts of underrepresented populations.
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|Mental Demands||Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Verbal Communication, Written Communication|
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|Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To)||None of these Listed|
|Physical Demands||Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking, Writing|
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|Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties||Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Telephone, Copier|
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Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||08/16/2023|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Job Open Date||10/13/2022|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
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|Quicklink for Posting||https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/18440|
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- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Diversity Statement
- Other Document 1
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