Job Posting: Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/Digital Rhetorics Assistant Professor Position, Michigan State University

We’re hiring! Culturally-engaged digital humanities. Join us!

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures (WRAC) at Michigan State University seeks a colleague in Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/ Digital Rhetorics at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our department – an innovative, inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity dedicated to preparing excellent communicators in the culturally, technologically, and economically dynamic environments of the 21st century.

This is an academic-year, tenure-system faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2018. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in rhetoric & writing or in a closely related field or discipline.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising scholarly trajectory anchored by culturally-engaged research in digital humanities/digital rhetorics (including digital publishing), experience or interest in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally-sustaining teaching practices, and evidence of promise or interest in local and national service and/or leadership.

We favor candidates whose work engages with issues of rhetoric, culture, and environmental justice (such as rhetoric & food sovereignty, migration/immigration, environmental racism, land-based social justice issues, or culturally relevant environmental rhetorics) in relation to digital practice who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Diversity in the Digital Age initiative (see through CEDAR, an infrastructure that embodies the Initiatives ethos of critical diversity and emphasizes creative openness rather than simple inclusion in pre-existing structures (, as well as bring their expertise to the Department’s signature graduate and undergraduate programs.

Review of applications will begin November 22, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #474620. Applications should include: a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence; and, the names and email addresses of three potential referees.
Contact Dr. Danielle DeVoss ( with questions.

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Dr. Malea Powell

Professor and Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Michigan State University