Washington University seeking two tenure-track faculty members: Cultural Analytics or Digital Literary Studies and Computational Linguistics

5 Mar 2021 (All day)

As part of a broad initiative in Data Analytics and Digital Technology (https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/digital-transformation-hiring-initiative), Washington University in St. Louis seeks two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor, one in the fields of Cultural Analytics or Digital Literary Studies and the other in Computational Linguistics (start date July 1, 2021).

Teaching responsibilities will include general courses in digital humanities and quantitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to courses in their disciplinary field. We also expect the candidate to play a significant role in efforts to build a cross-disciplinary structure for digital humanities research and education at Washington University. We are especially interested in applicants with an appetite for shared inquiry.

Cultural Analytics or Digital Literary Studies: depending upon research area and educational background, the primary appointment will be made in either English, Comparative Literature, Germanic Languages and Literatures, or Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies, with joint appointment or affiliation possible. Successful candidates will have a record of or the potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship in one of these fields. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in computational analysis and/or text mining.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a 20-25-page writing sample, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching excellence, in the form of a teaching evaluation by a faculty member or a substantive discussion of teaching in one of the letters. A reflection on your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds should be included in either your teaching statement or your cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your disciplinary expertise as well as your skills in data analytics or quantitative analysis and your vision of how the humanities and quantitative analysis can enrich one another. All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/84102.

Inquiries about submitting application materials should be sent to the departmental cluster administrator, Brian Harting (harting@wustl.edu). Other inquiries should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Joseph Loewenstein (jfloewen@wustl.edu).

Computational Linguistics: depending upon research area and educational background, the appointment will be made in the Program in Linguistics with joint appointment in another department. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in Ancient Greek, Latin, or other languages of the ancient Mediterranean, but we will give full consideration to candidates with other language specialties. A Ph.D. in Linguistics or other relevant field is required at the time of appointment (July 1, 2021). Duties will include teaching (four courses per year, 2 courses per semester), conducting research, writing for publication, supervising student research, and normal non-teaching departmental and university duties.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, a succinct writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and a brief statement of teaching and research interests. Application materials should be submitted through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/84098.

Inquiries about submitting application materials should be sent to Linguistics Program Administrator Rachel Dunaway (rdunaway@wustl.edu). Other inquiries should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Brett Hyde (bhyde@wustl.edu).

Review of applications for both positions will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed; applications received by March 5, 2021, will receive full consideration.

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