University of Alberta

Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies

Department of Modern Language & Cultural Studies

Competition No.  -    A110832578
Closing Date  -    May 31, 2017

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies. This is a joint position between the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and the graduate program in Humanities Computing.

We are seeking an innovative academic leader and exceptional scholar in digital humanities, game studies, interactive literature, and language studies and ideologies. Applicants must have a completed PhD in digital humanities, media studies, game studies, or related humanities discipline. Applicants should have a strong cultural orientation to their professional activities and be open to collaboration with other disciplines. The successful candidate will:

  • be a senior scholar with a stellar international reputation and distinguished publishing record that includes multiple peer-reviewed, discipline-relevant books
  • have a robust research agenda and a strong track record of securing external research grants
  • have experience offering graduate and undergraduate courses in digital humanities; specifically in topics related to media and cultural studies, narrative studies, language ideologies, game studies, and interactive fiction
  • be able to conduct teaching and research in a language in addition to English, including undergraduate language courses in another language
  • have significant administrative experience building excellent teaching programs and supporting a broad range of university activities

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, the successful candidate will supervise graduate students in both academic units at the masters and doctoral level on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, and conduct research in both English and an additional language. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation as being one of the best universities in Canada, based on our strength in teaching, research, and service. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit http://www.ualberta.ca and http://www.infoedmonton.com.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales.

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • cover letter that includes the names and contact information of three references who have agreed to write for you
  • curriculum vitae (CV)
  • evidence of excellence in teaching (teaching philosophy statement, student evaluations, etc.)
  • statement of research

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (with your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Lisa Brick, (lmbrick@ualberta.ca). Referees should enter “DIG HUM POS REFERENCE" in the subject line.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Laura Beard, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (lbeard@ualberta.ca). Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:
Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
University of Alberta
200 Arts Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6
Canada

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.