Job Listing: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities

Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities 
The Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill ( seeks a digital humanist with experience in digital methods applied to an additional area of literary or rhetorical studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of digital engagement either through project development, significant deployment of digital methods, and/or innovations in digital composing, publishing, or pedagogy. We encourage candidates with interests at the intersections of the digital with poetry, medieval, modernist, and/or rhetorical studies, but depth of digital engagement applied to a subject area is most important. The position begins 1 July 2015 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research as well as departmental service.

The hire will participate in The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative ( and collaborate with the University’s Digital Innovation Lab ( The position carries a $50,000 start-up fund with the expectation that the candidate will arrive on campus prepared to pursue a robust and innovative digital research agenda. (This fund includes moving expenses.)

Candidates are required to hold a PhD from an accredited institution of higher learning (degree in hand by 18 August 2015). Candidates are also expected to present evidence of excellence in teaching at a college or university and of a promising research agenda in their field of specialization.

Applicants must apply online at by 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2014 and submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample demonstrating the candidate’s digital research. At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). The recommenders candidates identify will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters. Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see for instructions. 
Review of applications will begin on 10 November 2014 and interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in January.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities


Ethos Journal Issue 1.2 Released

Click here to read the second journal issue of Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. In this issue, “The Academy and Its Futures,” contributors consider ways to reform our academic institutions; topics include the use of technology in the classroom, rhetoric's role in the defense of the humanities, the corporatization of the university, and more in the emerging field of criticial university studies.

We're grateful for the continued enthusiasm and support that we've received from the department.  We hope you'll enjoy Ethos and consider contributing, if you haven't already.

Download the issue, read the forums, and see the next call for papers at Ethos:


Professor Jessica Wolfe Reelected as Comparative Literature Delegate for the Renaissance Society of America

UNC Professor Jessica Wolfe has been reelected for a second, three-year term (2015-17) as Comparative Literature delegate for the Renaissance Society of America (RSA). In addition, she will also continue to serve on the editorial board of Renaissance Quarterly, RSA's journal for the interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance. Click here to read the official announcement.