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Visiting Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103951
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-English
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies

The Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year. We seek applicants with specializations in textual/cultural analytics or other critical digital approaches who may work across literary periods and media forms, and who can teach and communicate their research methods to undergraduate and graduate student classes. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda; to teach four courses (a 2-2 load); and to play a dynamic role in an environment that includes an undergraduate track in media studies within the department’s major and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in digital studies, as well as a leading digital humanities center (the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities).

The deadline for priority consideration is May 2, 2018, but applications will be received until the position is filled. To assure consideration, please a submit a letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (also pointers to online work if applicable), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus (uploaded as supplemental document 1), and a list of three references (no letters at this time).

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 1, 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students, and staff, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 04/04/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/02/2018
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Writing Sample 1
  5. Supplemental Document 1
  6. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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