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Vacancy Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities
Digital History, UPDATED APPLICATION DEADLINE
The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, in the History Department at Kansas State University, invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2015 to expand the Chapman Center’s engagement with digital humanities in undergraduate research and public history. This position will involve the curation and expansion of existing digital projects (for example http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/) and development of new digital projects that document local and rural history in Kansas through undergraduate research.
Responsibilities include supporting other digital humanities work by undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty; developing workshops, and other activities to expand scholarly and pedagogical engagement in the digital humanities and working with digital humanities initiatives on campus, including the Digital Humanities Center (DHCenter@KSU).
Position comes with graduate student support and start-up funding. The position has a 2-1 teaching load with opportunities for outreach and training beyond formal courses. Teaching will include courses in digital humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as History Department courses in the applicant’s specialization.
The most competitive candidates will demonstrate some of the following: a research focus in public humanities/history, local history, American West, or history of the Great Plains; demonstrated ability to integrate digital humanities into undergraduate courses; demonstrated ability to teach digital methodologies to humanists; and/or experience in computing-intensive digital humanities methodologies such as big data analysis, network analysis, visualization, GIS analysis, and/or backend development, and management. Preferred candidates will have Ph.D in hand by 30 August 2015.
Send letter of application, Vita, graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Professor Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, DH Search Chair, Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 110 Leasure Hall, Kansas State University, 66506. Writing samples and letters of reference will be solicited after initial screening. Application packets will be accepted digitally as PDF files sent to ChapmanCenter@ksu.edu. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required. Application deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:00 pm CST.
Have you visited our blog,"The Rural Telegraph," featuring original student research or swung by the Chapman Center for Rural Studies on Facebook and Twitter? #MakeHistory and come on by.
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The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is an undergraduate research-based center that provides hands-on experience in doing the real work of historians. We are located in 111 Leasure Hall in the heart of the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, KS.
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call us at 785-532-0380.
Search through the Chapman Center's on-going project, the Lost Town Digital Archive: Lost Kansas Communities.