Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities

University of California Santa Barbara Department of English

Assistant Professor-Digital Humanities-Department of English

Job #JPF02587
  • English / College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 1 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $78,700 - $102,100 annually.
Anticipated start: 07/01/2024

Application Window

Open date: October 10, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Nov 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The English Department is seeking a candidate for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) in digital humanities. Candidates should be able to address DH theoretically, critically, or thematically and also be able to practice methods such as computational literary studies, cultural analytics, social media analysis, text encoding, text analysis, ontologies, corpus construction, GIS/mapping, code or software studies, and machine learning/artificial intelligence, while relating or applying any of the above to important areas of current or historical social, cultural, and literary concern. The ideal candidate’s range would be broad enough to overlap with colleagues in other historical, theoretical, and methodological fields, including those in our department’s distinctive research and teaching centers (see Candidates must be able to teach a range of English department courses.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English (or a commensurable and appropriate field) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. dissertation in English (or a commensurable and appropriate field) must be completed at time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Some teaching experience at the university level as evidenced in the CV. Evidence of some practical or applied research in the field of digital humanities. Evidence of participation in professional network(s) in the field of digital humanities as evidenced in publications, talks, conference presentations, or participation in online research forums or communities.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Writing Sample - Writing sample: 20 pages maximum.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants must provide the names and contact information for 3 references and must request letters of reference within the application system in order to complete application requirements.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA