October 7, 2005

WSU Vancouver Seeks Digital Technology & Culture Prof

by Nick Montfort · , 5:30 pm

WSU Vancouver, in the Portland area of the Pacific Northwest, has a program in “Digital Technology and Culture, a liberal arts-based curriculum exploring relationships between technology and meaning-making both in historical and contemporary contexts.” They’re seeking an assistant or asssociate professor. See below for details…


Washington State University Vancouver

Liberal Arts, Digital Technology & Culture

The Department invites applications for an upper-level Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Culture on the Vancouver campus located in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, beginning August 2006. The successful candidate will be expected to direct the interdisciplinary program in Digital Technology and Culture, teach undergraduate and graduate classes with a 2-2 teaching load, pursue an active research agenda, and engage in service activities/administrative activities for the department, university, and community. We seek someone to teach in the interdisciplinary B.A. degree program in Digital Technology and Culture, a liberal arts-based curriculum exploring relationships between technology and meaning-making both in historical and contemporary contexts. Terminal degree in appropriate field required. Discipline open, with special consideration given to candidates with proven national research profile in digital technology as social practice and teaching experience in higher education. A focus on and concern for diversity is highly desired. Concentrations might include informatics, media studies, digital diversity, artificial intelligence, among other fields. A demonstrated potential for excellence in both teaching and research is required. The appointment is at the upper-level Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Deadline for submission of applications will be December 15, 2005.

Candidates must provide TWO copies of each of the following: letter of application summarizing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, and teaching evaluations (if available). Send application materials to:

Linda Weidmann, Clerical Manager
Digital Technology and Culture Search Committee
Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600

WSU is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.

One Response to “WSU Vancouver Seeks Digital Technology & Culture Prof”


  1. Helen J Burgess Says:

    Another note: we are also looking for an Adjunct Professor to teach two courses this spring in the same program.

    The courses we need covered are
    1) Language, Text and Technology: This course is a survey of the history of technologies of communication. Beginning with orality, the development of the alphabet, writing, the printing press, on to electronic and digital medias.
    2) Digital Diversity: This course examines race, whiteness, sexuality,
    religion, etc in online environments.

    Adjuncts must have an MA or Phd in their respective fields (terminal degree preferred). Experience teaching, and knowledge of digital technologies and issues of diversity are crucial. Both courses have syllabi and course materials prepared. This could be a great wee sojourn to the Pacific Northwest.

    Contact
    Michelle Kendrick
    kendrick@vancouver.wsu.edu
    360-546-9645

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