Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities

College: College of Arts

Department: Open

Date Posted: February 15, 2019
Deadline: March 15, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-15

Position Description:

Call For Applications

The College of Arts at the University of Guelph seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Humanities (start date July 1, 2019). Depending upon research area and educational background, the appointment will be made in one of the following units: the School of Languages and Literatures, the School of Fine Art and Music, the School of English and Theatre Studies, the Department of Philosophy or the Department of History.

The University of Guelph has a long history of involvement in Digital Humanities and is engaged in building capacity and community in this interdisciplinary field. In addition to long-standing research projects in the area, the College of Art runs The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab in partnership with the Library. We also offer the vibrant DH@Guelph series and the annual DH@Guelph Summer Workshops. A minor in Digital Humanities is currently under development.

Responsibilities will include: graduate and undergraduate teaching and research in Digital Humanities as well as in the candidate’s disciplinary field. Additional responsibilities will include playing a significant role in building a coherent structure for college-wide Digital Humanities teaching and research, beginning with the development of the minor.

Required qualifications: PhD with specialization in Digital Humanities; record of excellence in teaching and research; evidence of technical proficiency relevant to digital scholarship and training.

Contributions to scholarship in gender and sexuality studies and/or experience with community-engaged learning will be considered assets.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically by March 15, 2019. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement, up to three representative syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), a writing sample, and evidence of Digital Humanities scholarship the candidate has undertaken either independently or collaboratively (evidence might include publications, websites, tools, or other online content, and should indicate the role the candidate has played in collaborative work). Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

All documentation should be sent electronically to:

Samantha Brennan
Dean
College of Arts
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Email: sjbrennan@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.