Here’s an intriguing position for historians whose work involves (ideally) a global and digital bent, especially for those working outside of North American or European history.
From the recent advertisement from San Diego State University:
San Diego State University’s Department of Classics and Humanities invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Global Humanities for the 21st Century. We seek a well-rounded cultural historian with expertise across media, geography, languages and literature. The ideal candidate’s research will focus on geographic regions beyond Europe and America, and could include humanities of Latin America, Africa, Asia and/or the Pacific Rim. The position calls for traditional fluency in languages, literatures, and cultural production, as well as supplementary strengths in the use of digital media, social networks, and/or collections of trans-global texts, archives, and databases.
The candidate’s research agenda should include the digital treatment, archiving, quantification, curating translating and/or interpretation of texts, broadly construed, for the purpose of recording and assessing cultural movements. We seek someone capable of providing a narrative of the history of humanities (especially non-Western) by demonstrating the interrelatedness of local and global perspectives and tastes. Areas of specialization are open as to historical period, cultural context, generic focus, or theoretical approach; teaching assignments will allow for course creation and curriculum development to reflect the integration of humanities and digital technology. The teacher/scholar we seek will excel at demonstrating new interpretive strategies to account for and appraise the explosion of the new media of humanities as a result of the digital revolution.
Qualifications include demonstrated skills in teaching undergraduates. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrate promise for continuing research and publication. A Ph.D. in Humanities or related field must be in hand at time of appointment.
Sound interesting? The advertisement notes that candidates must apply via Interfolio via this link. ”
Applicant screening will begin September 15, 2015,” notes the announcement, “and the position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.”