Job Advertisement: Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities




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The Department of English at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013.

We are seeking candidates with a completed PhD in English or a closely related discipline, a demonstrated scholarly record, intellectual breadth and flexibility, and expertise in Digital Humanities research such as text analysis (algorithmic criticism, corpus linguistics), data visualization, tool development, data curation/mining, GIS, digital editing, social media/networked knowledge.  The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the teaching needs of the Department at all levels and will be an active member of the Digital Arts and Humanities working group.

The Department of English at the University of Calgary is one of the most dynamic research and teaching departments in Canada, with thriving MA and PhD programs and a strong undergraduate program.  We encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.  For more information about the Department, see our home page:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a refereed publication or project URL, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  They should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Bart Beaty, Head

Department of English

University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta  T2N 1N4

or by e-mail to the Department Manager, Anne Jaggard:

Original letters of reference must be sent to the address above.

Deadline: January 31, 2012 or when the position is filled.

Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada’s top ­five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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