The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University seeks a continuing system specialist in Literature, Cognitive Science, and Digital Humanities (DH) to participate in ongoing initiatives in history of the mind, literary cognition, and digital humanities as manager of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC) and academic specialist in digital humanities. This is a 12-month position at 100% time. This specialist will join the Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC), an international leader in cultivating interdisciplinary projects across literature, cognitive science, digital humanities, and disability studies, including experiments in literary neuroscience, research in the history of the mind, outreach in the form of accessible art exhibitions, as well as the development and application of a creative array of digital technologies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. The DHLC currently houses approximately 25 students, both graduate and undergraduate, across the arts and sciences, working on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research bringing applied digital humanities to experiments on the neuroscience of novel reading, the neuroaesthetics of poetry, and narrative responses to music as well as outreach in medical humanities and accessible art. Faculty and students in the DHLC collaborate with a range of global leaders and institutions, including Stanford, NYU, Max Plank, U. Vienna, Umea University of Sweden, U. Arkansas, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as lead faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, the Cognitive Science Program, DH@MSU, Engineering, Radiology, the Digital Scholarship Lab, Music, and the MSU School of Business. For more on the DHLC, see http://dhlc.cal.msu.edu/.
This specialist's work at the DHLC will contribute actively to the mission of DH@MSU, joining a lively community of researchers and teachers to pursue their own long-term goals as an interdisciplinary researcher and scholar in ways that build on the diverse strengths in digital scholarship and pedagogy across the MSU community. For more on DH@MSU, see http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu.
The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. CAL is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion. The Department of English has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters' distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.
Specific job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Interdisciplinary Research at the DHLC
Teaching & Collaborating with DH@MSU
Review of applications will begin July 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting number #511890). Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees, and a statement that summarizes experience with diversity in the classroom, in past or planned research endeavors, in mentoring diverse students, and/or in community outreach initiatives, and explains how the applicant will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.
For more information contact Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.