Assistant Professor of Humanities Computing and Big Data

The University of California, Davis

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

The University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor in Humanities Computing and Big Data. The appointee will join a growing interdisciplinary team of researchers engaged in collaborative work on media ecologies and digital humanities. Applicants should have evidence of distinction in research and teaching in humanities computing and large-scale quantitative or “big data” analysis of cultural archives. Applicants should have expertise in algorithmic development, data culture, data mining, and quantitative analysis of visual or textual materials. Specific domain application could be in any number of areas, from historical text archives to game databases. Applicants should be able to teach courses on topics related to humanities computing and big data for one or more of the following departments: English, Science and Technology Studies, Cinema and Digital Media. A Ph.D. in either literary studies, media studies, communication, art history, history, computer science or a related field should be completed by time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, four letters of recommendation, and a writing sample through the online application form:

Applications must be received by October 15, 2015.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

Posted: September 02, 2015