Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Performing Arts

Job #1650

Job Type Full Time
Location College Park, Maryland
Field Education
Post Date Mar 12, 2021
Salary $60000

Duties will include developing and teaching an array of undergraduate and graduate courses that examine the practice, history, and theory of performing arts in the digital age as well as best practices in research and documentation of these developing approaches to performance. The successful candidate will maintain a program of research/creative activity appropriate to the University of Maryland’s standing as a Research I University and will regularly disseminate the results of their investigations in appropriate national/international forums. Duties may also include serving on the advisory board for the Maya Brin Institute for New Performance and serving as the Institute’s liaison with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH); the Program for African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHUM); the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities (DSAH); the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, and the University Libraries’ Digital Programs and Initiatives. The Maya Brin Institute faculty will, in addition, build their teaching portfolios by teaching general education classes and required graduate courses as appropriate to their training and experience. Participate in departmental governance.

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Minimum Qualifications
• Demonstrated knowledge of the performing arts and digital humanities
• Teaching experience at the university level
• Potential to achieve high national/international professional standing in the field
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and research
• Potential to work collegially
• PhD by 23 August 2021

Preferred qualifications
• Significant digital humanities/digital performance experience
• Experience teaching in a culturally diverse environment
• Experience working with graduate students
• Proficiency with developing and delivering online courses
• Professional experience in the performing arts
• Record of effective communication on the value of technologically enhanced live
performance and immersive experiences to a general public