Dartmouth College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Digital Humanities and Social Engagement (DHSE). One or more hires will be a part of a new endowed research cluster, created through a Presidential initiative to extend Dartmouth’s impact on the world through interdisciplinary faculty teams. The DHSE cluster focuses on feminist, anti-racist work in both teaching and research and promotes social engagement as a conscious research agenda for the humanities. Its work will range across diverse areas, including the social and ethical dimensions of digital technologies, digital tools that use the humanities to foster civic engagement, and data and technologies that promote justice. This interdisciplinary appointment will be based in one or more academic units appropriate to the research and teaching areas of the successful candidate.
We seek a colleague whose work is socially engaged and demonstrates a robust commitment to research and teaching on digital cultures, tools, and interventions from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working collaboratively and, ideally, of working on research or production with undergraduate students. Scholars working on digital diasporas, Black, Indigenous, Latinx data and digital histories and practices, and/or intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and ability with digital cultures are especially encouraged to apply. Scholars working across the boundaries of theory and practice, technology and art, public and private are welcome. Applicants must either be ABD or hold a PhD in a humanities or related digital humanities discipline at the time of appointment. Early career scholars from under represented minorities may be able to take advantage of a Mellon funded post-doctoral position that will lead directly into the tenure-track position.
The successful candidate will collaborate across and beyond the Arts and Humanities division, joining a flourishing research community of interdisciplinary and socially-engaged colleagues working in a wide range of areas including: Black Studies; Native American Studies; Latin America, Latino, and Carribean Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Asian American Studies; Media Studies; Digital Music and the Performing Arts; Design, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Digital Humanities. Additionally, there are rich opportunities to work with collections in the Hood Museum, the Rauner Rare Book collection, and the many cultural heritage organizations in the Upper Valley. As a member of the DHSE Cluster, the successful candidate will have access to support for travel, programming, and research.
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.