Digital Humanities position at SUTD

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a humanities-related discipline and should have demonstrated expertise in digital humanities teaching and research. We are eager to consider any applicants who can play a leading role in growing our digital humanities minor, a three-year program taken by students who are pursuing engineering, computer science, and architecture majors. Ideally, the chosen candidate will complement our existing strengths in digital literary studies, have sufficient training in computational methods to guide our technologically-minded students, and be able to foster collaborations with architecture, engineering and computer science faculty in the wider university.

The successful candidate will be required to teach our undergraduate humanities core course and co-teach the introductory course of our digital humanities minor program. Other duties will include developing new electives in the candidate’s area of specialization and working with other faculty on the humanities team to develop new programmatic initiatives in both the humanities and digital humanities.

Application Details

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers degrees in engineering, architecture and design with a strong emphasis on creating a better world by design through nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists, designers and entrepreneurs. Its key interdisciplinary thrusts in research and teaching are AI, aviation, cities and healthcare. The HASS cluster plays a pivotal and critical role in the university’s commitment to world-class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, communication, film studies, geography, history, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and urban studies. This unique combination of interdisciplinary faculty has given rise to thought-provoking research and teaching that contribute significantly to particular disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary projects with other pillars at SUTD such as Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). For more information please visit the following websites:

We specifically seek creative scholars/practitioners with the potential for developing new directions in humanities and social sciences teaching and research, and who are interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars at an engineering and design university.

Candidate should submit the following materials to

A cover letter
A statement of current and future research plans
A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer
A curriculum vitae
Two representative publications (e.g. articles, book or dissertation chapters, or works in progress)
Names, affiliations and email addresses of three referees

In your application, please indicate the position for which you are applying by specifying “HASS (Urban Studies and Policy) 2020 Search”, “HASS (Humanities) 2020 Search” or “HASS (Digital Humanities) 2020 Search” in your email subject line. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 30 November 2020, though we will accept applications until the position is filled.

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