Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Digital History

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History

The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History. We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who is committed to supporting the diversity of George Mason University's student population and the national and global society in which we live. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

About the position: Digital historians and digital art historians pursuing research in any field of history or art history are encouraged to apply. Area of study and methodological specialty are open, but only candidates who can demonstrate that they are digital scholars will be considered. Successful candidates will work at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and will be expected to initiate and write grant-funded projects to support their work and the work of the Center.

All of the projects at RRCHNM are open source and open access and our mission as a Center is to democratize access to historical information. Work at the Center is highly collaborative, including faculty, staff, and students in multiple projects and candidates should demonstrate a past record of working in teams and/or collaborative environments. The person hired in this position will be expected to collaborate with the other senior staff to manage the Center, represent it to the wider community, and plan its overall direction. Candidates should engage with our mission statement (https://rrchnm.org/our-story/) in their cover letter.

About the Department: Our department has highly ranked History PhD/MA and Art History MA programs. Faculty members have affiliations with programs across the university including African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Islamic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Global Affairs.

Responsibilities: This position will have a 2/2 teaching load and will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in digital history or art history according to their pedagogical and research interests. The candidate will also teach our undergraduate general education course in digital history (HIST 390: The Digital Past) and will help sustain our required graduate coursework in the field. The incumbent will maintain an active scholarly agenda in the field of digital history, art history, or another humanities field relevant to our work at RRCHNM.

Required Qualifications: * Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 23, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications: * Teaching experience in digital history; * Experience with building digital humanities projects; * Experience working in teams; * Experience with grant writing.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8898z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, a cover letter, CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university's mission as a diverse public university. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Susie Leblanc sleblanc@gmu.edu. Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant that applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those that might require sponsorship.

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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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