LEO Lecturer III in Digital Studies
University of Michigan
United States

Job Summary

The Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan is a new interdisciplinary initiative for scholars of the humanities and qualitative social sciences who are experts on digital studies and supports their research and teaching.  We are the nation's first one-stop shop for all things digital, including digital media studies, digital humanities, digital pedagogy, digital art, aesthetic practice and design, and critical thinking about our digital future. Digital Studies is a big tent that has always included practitioners, critics, theorists, and artists. We are also a national leader in the study of digital media and race, gender, and identity.  Please look at our website – www.lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies - to learn more.

The Digital Studies Institute is searching for a full-time lecturer beginning in the Winter 2020 semester (January 1) to teach courses that will substantially add to our undergraduate curriculum.  In particular, we are looking for classes in any of the following areas: Race/Gender/Class & Digital Access, Video Games, Game Culture & Industries, Apps and Mobile Media, Social Media, Digital Humanities, and/or Digital Rhetoric.  The lecturer should be prepared to contribute to our introductory curriculum by regularly teaching a large course (150-200 students).

The lecturer will teach five courses per year (3:2 load) and serve as the primary academic advisor for students pursuing the minor in Digital Studies.   This is not a tenure-track position.  The initial appointment will be for two and a half years (five academic year semesters, through Winter 2022).  Criteria for renewal are classroom teaching, participation in curriculum development and program activities, and advising quality; with classroom teaching receiving the greatest weight.

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