Assistant Professor- College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Digital Humanities – University of Texas at San Antonio


Responsibilities include: teaching introductory, upper division, and graduate courses in home discipline and contributing to a growing curriculum in digital humanities across COLFA; contributing to the university and community through service and outreach; and maintaining an active research agenda that results in such products as publications, grants, software, curated datasets/databases, and digital archives.

Org Marketing Statement

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a faculty member who will contribute to COLFA’s interdisciplinary work by teaching and researching in the digital humanities, broadly understood. This assistant professor will be housed in one or more of COLFA’s departments (Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy and Classics, Political Science and Geography, and Southwest School of the Arts), depending on the most appropriate discipline affiliation. The assistant professor will also have the opportunity to collaborate with departments in other colleges, especially around the computational, mathematical, and statistical foundations of data science.

Research-active faculty in COLFA typically teach a 2/2 course load. We seek a candidate whose research includes one or more of the following: digital archives, mapping, data visualization, data mining, machine learning, digital design or composition, new media, digital pedagogy, science and technology studies, scientific open source projects, software reproducibility, team science, critical analysis of social media, development or critical/theoretical analysis of digital tools, critical code studies, digital markup, and born-digital texts. Ideal candidates will have an interdisciplinary research program that engages with Public Humanities, creating work that either is informed by the public or has a public-facing component.

Posting End Date

Review of applications begins December 15, 2021. For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by that date.

Inquiries may be directed to the Digital Humanities / Public Humanities Search Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Ardoin mailto:(

Required Application Materials

  • A letter of application describing research, teaching, and service accomplishments and goals. Letter should include a discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment.
  • A CV (with links to digital work, if available)

Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered.

Required Qualifications

  • A strong record of teaching and research.
  • An active research agenda with evidence of digital skills and public humanities experience.
  • The ability to successfully teach (including building digital skills and experience) and mentor diverse, underserved students, including first-generation students, underrepresented minorities, and non-traditional students, and the ability to contribute to the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • A terminal degree in their field at time of appointment.

Working Conditions

On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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