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University of Oklahoma seeks tenure track faculty in digital humanities

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    Cian Stryker

    The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

    The incumbent is expected to become a leader within a vibrant community of humanists and other researchers using computational tools. A successful candidate in this position will play an integral role in the development of the DSP. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational opportunities and research support. The incumbent will take a leadership role in curriculum and research development for this cross-disciplinary program and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the Data Scholarship Program and the home department(s). Humanities researchers at OU are allied through the Humanities Forum (, which among many other activities has regularly hosted a Digital Humanities Symposium featuring local and national leaders in Digital Humanities. In addition, digital humanists are supported and connected through the award- winning staff of the Digital Scholarship Lab, who help to forge collaborations among researchers across the disciplines. Such connections include those with faculty from the College of Engineering who teach in the rapidly growing, Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (

    Required Qualifications
    • A doctoral degree in a humanities, information science, or relateddiscipline.
    • An active and productive researchprogram.
    • Experience with computational tools and methods for analyzing and visualizingdata.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge and skills essential to digital humanities computing project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing datasets, data modeling and structuring, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or auraldata.

    • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital humanities interpretation and humanities computing skilldevelopment.
    • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed or other high- impact scholarlypublication.
    • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.
    • Leadership in research, instruction, and/orservice.

    The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at

    The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

    In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

    The University of Oklahoma’s beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state’s third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the “least expensive city to raise children.” For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.eduand

    Applications should be submitted to ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at

    The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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