MSU helmetThe Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures (WRAC) at Michigan State University seeks a colleague in Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/Rhetorics at the rank of Associate or Full 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, 2017. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of research in culturally relevant digital humanities and/or digital rhetorics areas, experience in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally relevant teaching practices, and show evidence of substantial service in both local and national arenas. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in rhetoric & writing or in a related digital humanities field or discipline. 

We are especially interested in scholars who have experience (or interest) in leading research centers/initiatives, and who can provide strategic leadership and vision in collaboration with others currently engaged in our College’s Critical Diversity in the Digital Age initiative (for an overview of the College’s initiative, see One opportunity associated with this initiative is the development of a scholarly publishing in digital environments research group (SPIDER) – an outgrowth of the WRAC Department’s Digital Publishing Lab.

The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, student engagement, intercultural understanding, and value diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website (Post #4875). Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees. Contact Danielle Devoss at or (517) 432-2581 with questions.

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