[globaloutlookDH-l] DH Job at UVa

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 09:11:19 MST 2014

Dear all,

It is with great pleasure that I pass along this job opportunity to the
list. I confirmed that they are eager to receive applications from scholars
outside the United States. This is the school where me, and many others,
trained as digital humanists. I encourage you to apply if you work with
large data sets and mining approaches.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor
in digital humanities (DH), with a focus on textual analysis or big
history. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and
should have a record of interdisciplinary research in computer-assisted
analysis of large corpora, archival documents, or other materials.
Candidates should demonstrate competencies in one or more of the following:
visualization, network analysis, software development, bibliometrics, and
quantitative approaches to evidence, text processing, computational
linguistics, natural language processing, or computer-assisted reading. We
will consider applications from scholars investigating any historical
period or cultural context, genre, theory, or method within humanities.
A specialist in DH who is trained in large-scale analysis would complement
Virginia's traditions of excellence and innovation in DH. The appointed
scholar will foster interdisciplinary collaboration, pedagogy, and public
access to research in DH. Opportunities for affiliation include the
long-standing Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and
Scholars' Lab, within the University of Virginia Library, and initiatives
including the Data Science Institute, the Center for the Study of Data &
Knowledge, and the University of Virginia Advanced Computing Services &
Engagement. UVA's excellence in textual studies, bibliography and the
history of book as well as diverse programs in literatures and languages
will enrich this professor's opportunities, yet potential home departments
also include Media Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Drama, Music,
Classics, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. With possible
affiliation in programs such as Linguistics, Woodson Institute for
African-American and African Studies, South Asia Center, East Asia Center,
Women and Gender Studies, or American Studies, the appointment nevertheless
is tenure-track within a department of Arts and Sciences rather than a
center, institute, library, or program.

This position is one of several interdisciplinary lines sponsored by the
Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate will participate in activities
of the Mellon-funded Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, including
one team-taught course in the first two years. The teaching load is two
courses each, in fall and spring semesters. Teaching experience at the
undergraduate and/or graduate level is preferred.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs at UVa (
https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0615478 and
electronically attach the following: CV; cover letter that includes a
description of your research in the field; the names and contact
information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a
link to an Online Portfolio that includes examples and descriptions of
digital work and/or research.
Additional materials will be requested of those candidates selected for

The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015. The appointment
will begin August 25, 2015.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: June
Webb, 434-924-6608. Direct questions about this position to Alison Booth,
Search Committee Chair, Dig-hum at virginia.edu.
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