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Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (DH)

The Humanities Program invites applications for a full-time, academic year tenure-track assistant professor position in Digital Humanities, to begin as early as August 18, 2017.  The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Humanities Program, including teaching established courses at the introductory level (e.g., HUM 110 Intro. to Humanities) as well as working with KU’s Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) to further develop DH courses and research across humanities disciplines; conduct digital research in humanities leading to peer-reviewed scholarly production in appropriate venues and to external funding applications as appropriate; and engage in program, College, University, and national service.  The successful candidate should have in hand the Ph.D. or be ABD in a humanities-related field of study, and demonstrate specialization in computationally-assisted analysis in a humanities discipline as evidenced through graduate coursework, dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants.  Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching and an active research agenda.

KU is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see

The Humanities Program is a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program dedicated to integrated learning in the humanities.  We are deeply committed to the aims of the liberal arts:  educating students to read carefully and think critically, to write and speak articulately, to acquire broad intellectual and cultural understanding, and to make connections among diverse areas of knowledge.  

The University of Kansas (KU) is located in Lawrence, Kansas, a bustling and progressive college town of around 94,000 located 40 miles west of Kansas City.  Lawrence offers numerous cultural events, sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of great restaurants.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to:

A complete online application will include:
(1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments;
(2) CV;
(3) teaching statement and supplemental materials (e.g., sample syllabi, peer evaluations, student surveys);
(4) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., representative publications; links to relevant websites); and,
(5) the names and contact information for three professional references.  

Address queries to:   Sandra L. Zimdars-Swartz, Director/Search Committee Chair, Humanities Program, 308 Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045; email  Initial review of applications begins November 1, 2016 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Directory of DH Scholars

Looking for collaborators, expertise, or other scholars with related interests? 

Please see our list of affiliated scholars at KU.

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