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Position: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0507  Wednesday, 14 October 2009

From:       Ray Siemens <
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Date:       Friday, 9 Oct 2009 02:16:41 -0700
Subject:    Position: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and 
Renaissance Studies

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(Victoria, Canada; 30 Nov 2009 application deadline)

* Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies

The Department of English at the University of Victoria invites 
applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Digital 
Humanities and Renaissance Studies (mailing deadline: 30 November 2009). 
The appointment will be effective 1 July 2010. The successful candidate 
will be expected to take a leading role in the teaching of Digital 
Humanities within the Department at both the undergraduate and graduate 
levels, while also contributing to a strong Renaissance team, the 
largest in the UVic English Department.
* Essential and Desirable Criteria for the Post

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential: A doctoral degree in a relevant area, or evidence that a 
doctoral degree in a relevant area is near to completion; a strong 
research plan.

Desirable: Publications in either or both of the stipulated fields; 
teaching experience in higher education.

Knowledge/Skills/Competences:

Essential: Ability to practice digital humanities techniques to a high 
level; ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; ability to 
supervise MA and PhD students; ability to undertake research of an 
international standard; ability to contribute to the administrative 
tasks and committee work of the department; good organizational, 
interpersonal, and communication skills; capacity to work to and meet 
deadlines.

Desirable: Ability to contribute to the Digital Humanities research 
cluster; the ability to support the Internet Shakespeare Editions; the 
ability to support the department's work in Renaissance studies.

* Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies at UVic

Digital Humanities and Renaissance Studies are two of the strongest 
areas within the Department of English. Digital Humanities is one of the 
nine research clusters within the Department, led by its Canada Research 
Chair, Professor Ray Siemens. Aligned with digital humanists across the 
faculty, UVic has hosted several important Digital Humanities gatherings 
in the past several years, including ACH/ALLC in 2005 and TEI in 2006. 
Its Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, in association with the faculty's 
Humanities Computing and Media Centre, hosts the annual international 
Digital Humanities Summer Institute and events related to its place as a 
node of the Canadian Text Analysis Portal for Research. The 
multi-institutional SSHRC MCRI project Implementing New Knowledge 
Environments has its home in the department (35 researchers across 21 
national and international institutions), as does the Map of Early 
Modern London and the Internet Shakespeare Editions. The department 
currently has nine faculty members in the extended early modern period, 
split between four medievalists (Iain Higgins, Allan Mitchell, John 
Tucker and Adrienne Williams-Boyarin) and five Renaissance specialists 
(Janelle Jenstad, Erin Kelly, Gary Kuchar, Ray Siemens and Richard van 
Oort).

* Application Instructions

Letters of application, curriculum vitae including all university 
transcripts, writing sample, and confidential letters from three 
referees should be sent by 30 November 2009, to

    Dr. Robert Miles, Chair
    Department of English
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3070 STN CSC
    Victoria, BC V8W 3W1, Canada
    Phone: (250) 721-7236
    Fax: (250) 721-6498
    Email: 
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    Website: english.uvic.ca

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages 
applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, 
Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and 
others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance 
with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent 
residents will be given priority.

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