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From: Christo Sims <chsims@ucsd.edu>
To: CommGrad <commgrad@ucsd.edu>, commFac <commfac@ucsd.edu>



 DIGITAL STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American
Culture and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a
jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Digital
Studies and Social Justice. This is a university-year appointment with an
expected start date of September 1, 2015.

We seek candidates whose work explores how the everyday practices of
digital cultures reflect, reproduce, or create inequalities, whether of
class, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, or ability. Applicants’
research and teaching interests should center on digital technologies –
i.e., social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media – and the
critical analysis of inequality in relation to these technologies. Teaching
and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies as well
as representations of marginalized populations on digital platforms.
Candidates may also take up the challenges and opportunities for social
activism offered by digital environments. Scholars who bring a background
in race, ethnic, gender, disability, and/or LGBTQ studies are encouraged to
apply, as are those engaged in visual culture studies, digital
storytelling, or digital production.

Michigan’s Department of American Culture has launched a major initiative
to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Michigan’s Residential College is a four year
undergraduate living-learning community with on-site theater facilities,
photo labs, music performance spaces, and art studios, and a pedagogical
philosophy that emphasizes participatory education and community
engagement. The successful candidate will enhance the Department of
American Culture and the Residential College’s joint effort to develop new
approaches to digital studies research and innovative teaching. Evidence of
excellence and inventiveness in both teaching and research is therefore
crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit application dossier via email attachment (in
Microsoft Word or PDF format) to rcpositions@umich.edu. Include:

Cover letter addressed to: Chair, Digital Studies and Social Justice Search
Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching,
course syllabi, teaching awards)
Statement of current and future research plans
Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to
rcpositions@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing
service’s) institutional email address.
Questions regarding the position can be sent to rcpositions@umich.edu as

Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2014. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is
supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.