Assistant Professor, Department of History, Digital History

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Communications, Digital Media, Humanities, American Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time

The History Department of Rowan University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Digital History to begin in the fall of 2022. The subfield is open but with a strong preference for candidates in environmental history, the history of science and medicine, and Latinx history. The applicant will teach upper-level courses in their area of specialty and may also teach surveys. They will be part of a new Digital Humanities cluster in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and will work on joint efforts on researching and teaching digital history. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of employment as well as evidence of an ongoing research agenda and effective college teaching. The successful candidate will have experience in digital methods, theories, and applications and the ability to help coordinate and develop a curriculum in digital history. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. A 2/2 teaching load for the first six years.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second-largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and nineteen majors. The College also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional research, teaching, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, the Colleges of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (to include a list of three references), one-page statement on how digital tools and methods inform your scholarship, and other appropriate supporting materials such as syllabi and teaching evaluations. Please do not submit letters of reference at this time. The review process will begin on January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. An EOE/AA employer, Rowan University especially encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Contact Information:

Janet Moore Lindman, Chair
Digital Humanities Search Committee
Department of History
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Advertised: Dec 8 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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