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Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Culture and Design

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Digital Culture and Design, to begin August 2022. This is a one-year appointment. The teaching load for this position is a 3/3.

We seek a teacher-scholar who has experience teaching undergraduate courses in the digital humanities, a field that we understand expansively to include digital media and culture studies, video game studies, sound studies, electronic literatures, digital storytelling, critical code / platform studies, and/or public humanities. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in critical making practice and pedagogies and whose teaching and research demonstrates interdisciplinary engagement with critical race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and post- or de- colonial studies. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities include upper-division major courses in Interactive Methods, Visual Methods, and Interactivity and Culture, as well as lower-division courses in digital media and digital storytelling, such as Introduction to Digital Humanities and Coding for Humanists.

Competitive candidates will have:

  • a Ph.D. or be ABD in Digital Humanities, English, or other relevant humanities field with a specialization in digital humanities (the expanded field);
  • a strong record of teaching integrated humanities courses.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • demonstrate experience teaching digital humanities at the undergraduate level;
  • teach and/or participate in critical making work.

Digital Culture and Design is affiliated with the Digital Commons, a state-of-the-art computing facility and classroom, and the Athenaeum Press, a student-driven publishing lab that offers students professional level hands-on experience in authoring, designing, and producing innovative new media and analog stories about the region. Students in the DCD major collaborate with faculty on research projects that range from the development of archives, to the design of experiential locative and trans-media narratives, to the translation of cultural heritage artifacts of underrepresented populations across print and digital media. The Kimbel Library makerspace contains a range of technology in virtual reality, 3D scanning and printing, and CNC digital fabrication.

The Department of English ( aspires to create a diverse and inclusive community of scholars that promote reading and writing critically through an open exchange of ideas so that our students can better understand—and write perceptively on—the historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature. Furthermore, we are committed to innovative teaching and strongly encourage the development of experiential and multimodal learning. The department offers two majors: the B.A. in English and the B.A. in Digital Culture and Design. We also offer six minors and house the M.A. in Writing program, which prepares students for careers in writing, editing, and publishing or for further graduate study in M.F.A. or Ph.D. programs.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Interested candidates should submit electronically to (1) a letter of application, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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