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Open faculty position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a Fall 2018 appointment. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s core disciplinary areas: communication, information architecture; history; linguistics; media studies; philosophy and ethics; and science, technology, and society. Competitive candidates must demonstrate a research agenda that integrates digital media technologies and humanistic scholarship. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research questions are approached and answered through large-scale quantitative or corpus-based research methods. Successful applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must provide evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level research methods. Additional teaching responsibilities will include instruction in the department’s undergraduate majors, Humanities, Digital Humanities, and Communication, and instruction in the graduate program in Technology and Humanities, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, candidates should be prepared to teach in at least one of the following areas:

  • Research methods, quantitative and ideally also qualitative
  • User experience and user research
  • Information structure and design

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., and (3) contact information for three references to 2017.hum.search@gmail.com.

Illinois Tech is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university in the global city of Chicago. The Department of Humanities is part of the Lewis College of Human Sciences and is located on the university’s 120-acre Mies (Main) Campus just south of downtown. Illinois Tech pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America’s third-largest city with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2,300 and total student population of just over 7,400.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community.  It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of  race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence and experience to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Humanities Department, including graduate and undergraduate degree programs, visit the department website, or contact the search committee chair, Associate Professor Karl Stolley, by email at 2017.hum.search@gmail.com.