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Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Digital Studies

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

The Digital Studies program at Davidson College invites applications for a 2-year visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2022. Digital Studies is an arts and humanities-oriented program that explores the intersection of technology and culture through theoretical approaches, creative and critical making, and digital methodology. We seek a humanities Ph.D. who can connect digital practices and culture to queer studies, black studies, critical race theory, indigenous futurism, or disability studies, and who has experience in one or more of the following fields: digital humanities, digital rhetoric, software studies, internet studies, video game studies, or science and technology studies. Applicants should demonstrate scholarly or creative promise and a commitment to undergraduate education.  

The teaching commitment is 5 courses per year, including Introduction to Digital Studies and courses based on the specialization of the successful candidate, such as Gender and Technology or Surveillance Culture. We are interested in candidates who can teach a first-year Writing class as well. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design their own courses for the Digital Studies program. Depending on their focus, these courses may support other interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant humanities field by July 1, 2022. To ensure full consideration, submit application materials by March 1, 2022. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, 2-3 sample course titles and descriptions, contact information of 3 references, and a representative writing sample or digital project/portfolio. Candidates should discuss in their statement of teaching philosophy how they would fulfill the needs of a diverse student body through inclusive pedagogy. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Mark Sample, Chair of Digital Studies (masample@davidson.edu).

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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