By Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman
Here in Eugene we are marching our way into fall and watching the colors change outside. With the chilly weather comes a little extra time to spend inside preparing for your digital humanities career. Here are some opportunities that may be of interest to our readers. Happy searching!
1. Position: Artist-in-Residence: Digital Media and Design
Posted: October 25, 2017, now accepting applications
Institution: Oklahoma City University
Overview: “The School of Theatre at Oklahoma City University invites applications for the newly created nine-month, non tenure-track faculty position of Artist-in-Residence of Digital Media and Design. The successful candidate will recruit students and develop the new Digital Arts curriculum within the BFA in Design and Production and BA Theatre and Performance Programs. The Digital Arts curriculum will be designed to develop innovative, young artists who are prepared for the fast-evolving field of live performance, design, and entertainment technology. Candidates with a secondary emphasis in lighting design/technology will be given strong consideration. Responsibilities include: creating new digital media/projections design courses; teaching introductory design courses, selected lighting design/technology courses, designing for theatre, musical theatre, opera, and new works; mentoring, recruiting, retaining, and advising students.”
Qualifications: “We are looking for a collaborative, energetic educator who is committed to mentoring undergraduate students and working collegially within an intensive, professional Theatre BFA program. Faculty members are expected to participate in the school’s assessment program and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the school and university. Additional information about the school can be found at www.okcu.edu/theatre. The successful candidate will collaborate with the faculty in our new BA Theatre and Performance program and the Design and Production faculty and support staff. The OCU School of Theatre offers a pre-professional training program with three professional partners seeking to train students for a sustainable life in the performing arts.
MFA in Theatrical Design required
2 years of university level teaching experience expected
2 or more years of professional experience in digital media, projections, and lighting design
Proficiency in digital media and video projection software.”
- Conference: Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT)
Date: June 4-8, 2018
Institution: Held at University of Pennsylvania
About: “HILT is a 5-day training institute that includes keynotes, ignite talks, and local cultural heritage excursions for researchers, students, early career scholars and cultural heritage professionals who seek to learn more about Digital Humanities theory, practice, and culture. In addition to the conference’s day-time sessions, participants can enjoy opportunities to explore the city through local dining and special events.”
- Conference: THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp
Date: January 3, 2018
Deadline: Enrollment Open now
Institution: THATCamp, American Historical Association, and George Mason University
About: “We are very happy to announce that the AHA will be holding THATCamp this year in partnership with the history department at George Washington University. It will be held on January 3rd, 2018 on the GW campus in Foggy Bottom, just a few metro stops from the meeting hotels. Everything, as they say, has a history, and THATCamp AHAs are no exception. The first THATCamp at an American Historical Association annual meeting took place in January 2012. That makes this the seventh annual event. Over the past seven years, they have been a place for historians to learn about and exchange ideas for how to use technology for research and in the classroom. They have been venues where projects have been conceived and connections made between scholars. Hundreds of scholars have been introduced to digital history in a relaxed, fun, and informal environment. But what makes THATCamp great is you. So register now, and plan to join us at George Washington University on January 3rd. You don’t need to be attending the AHA to come to THATCamp. All are welcome. Read more about the THATCamp movement and browse other THATCamps at thatcamp.org.”
- Position: Fellowship in the History of Cartography
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Institution: Newberry Library
About: “Subject Fields: African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Graduate Studies, World History / Studies. Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. The Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography is a short-term opportunity for scholars working on projects related to the history of cartography or projects focusing on cartographic materials in the Newberry’s collection. For more information, including a comprehensive list of long- and short-term fellowships opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application guidelines, please visit our website at www.newberry.org/fellowships.”
- Position: Open rank position in MA in Digital Humanities and Societies program
Deadline: November 20, 2017
Institution: Hamad Bin Khalifa University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
About: “Hamad bin Khalifa University is inviting applications for Open-Rank Professorship in Digital Humanities and Societies with an emphasis on either cultural studies, digital culture, or media. The MA in Digital Humanities and Societies program offers two specialized tracks: a) Digital Humanities, and b) Digital Cultures and Social Studies in the Middle East. Applicants with doctoral degrees in digital humanities are preferred. The college seeks candidates that can bridge the interrelations between digital mediums and various social studies which include culture, film and media, journalism, religion, history and philosophy, gender, and geo-politics amongst others.
– A doctorate in the humanities or social sciences.
– Publications record commensurate with the rank being applied for.
– University level teaching experience.
– Demonstrated research or teaching experience in digital humanities.
– Fluency in English.
– Knowledge of Arabic will be considered as added value.
– Experience with obtaining grants or research income.”
- Position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities
Deadline: January 16, 2018
Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities
About: “The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a Fall 2018 appointment. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s core disciplinary areas: communication, information architecture; history; linguistics; media studies; philosophy and ethics; and science, technology, and society. Competitive candidates must demonstrate a research agenda that integrates digital media technologies and humanistic scholarship. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research questions are approached and answered through large-scale quantitative or corpus-based research methods. Successful applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must provide evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level research methods. Additional teaching responsibilities will include instruction in the department’s undergraduate majors, Humanities, Digital Humanities, and Communication, and instruction in the graduate program in Technology and Humanities, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, candidates should be prepared to teach in at least one of the following areas: Research methods, quantitative and ideally also qualitative; User experience and user research; Information structure and design.”