Director of Digital Humanities Program

Seattle University in Washington

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 16, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenure-track Instructor and Director of the Digital Humanities Program. The appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, beginning August 15, 2014.  The Digital Humanities B.A. will be offered in online and hybrid format for part-time post-traditional students and the successful candidate will develop and teach in the new Digital Humanities program.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the Digital Humanities program and will serve as the Director of the Digital Humanities program.  The Director administers all aspects of the program, including program development, student recruitment, advising, and other duties as assigned. The Director will work with the Dean of the School of New and Continuing Studies, the Director of Web and Application Technology Studies and other university faculty and staff to develop a sustainable and innovative interdisciplinary Digital Humanities baccalaureate program designed for part-time adult students. 


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful leadership in a management role; proven administrative and interpersonal skills; and commitment to diversity and to the mission, vision, and values of the university.   Candidates who can develop and teach courses that not only convey technical skills but also teach students to use humanistic approaches to think critically about the context and impact of digital technologies are encouraged to apply.


Requirements:  Ph.D. or M.F.A. in English, Media Studies, or related field; evidence of a strong familiarity with current topics and methods in the field of Digital Humanities. a background in teaching adult post-traditional students; experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats; a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher; evidence of success in academic program and curriculum development; a record of successful scholarship and publication in the humanities; and a minimum of five years teaching experience in higher education.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill.  More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2014 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.  In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence,


Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


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