Wayne State University (WSU), an urban institution in Midtown Detroit that is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity and community engaged, is launching an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in “Big Data”. The intent of this initiative is to build on our existing strengths in research and curricula in Big Data and its applications in and implications for business, health, law, social sciences, arts, humanities, sciences and engineering. For more information on Big Data at WSU, please see http://bigdata.wayne.edu.
As part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 9 faculty with complementary research and/or teaching interests in the following focus areas: Social Sciences, Business and Health; Arts and Humanities; Science and Engineering.
This advertisement is for the focus area of Arts and Humanities. There will be separate advertisements for the other two focus areas. We seek candidates who are suitable for appointment as tenure-track or tenured faculty (open rank). They will be expected to integrate with departments and colleges/schools consistent with their area of expertise and shared interests, and engage in all aspects of the WSU academic mission including research, education and service. The primary tenure home and possible joint appointments will be determined in department(s) of school(s) or college(s) within WSU, based on the best fit for the candidate.
Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to: computational linguistics; digital humanities; social media and network analysis; augmented and virtual reality; critical analysis of big data challenges and analytical methods; e-learning; mobile social learning; educational data mining; visualization of information and information design; user-centered/user experience design.
Responsibilities: Research, teaching & service in the arts & humanities in academic units that are consistent with the norms of the home units, as determined by chair(s) of departments and dean(s) of schools & colleges. Please see https://wayne.edu/about/schools/ for a list of schools & colleges within WSU.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution that aligns with research and curricula in the area of Big Data & Analytics and its applications in and implications for the arts and humanities. Candidates must have a record of research or professional attainment, and if applicable, both teaching and service experience that merit appointment as a tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition, they should have: proven ability to work collaboratively with others; commitment to integrating and advancing the university’s core values, mission and vision (please see http://strategicplan.wayne.edu for more information); excellence in scholarship and teaching that bridges disciplines; commitment to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues; commitment to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Special Instructions to Candidates: Qualified candidates must submit applications to WSU’s Online Hiring System at https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants, refer to posting # 043925. Review of applicants will commence immediately & continue until positions are filled. For best consideration, please submit CV, cover letter, research statement & up to 3 references by 12/01/18. In your research statement, please address how your current work fits with interdisciplinary research in Big Data at WSU. Please also submit a portfolio of up to 20 images/examples of visual work (if applicable) on CD or flash drive to:
Professor Judith A. Moldenhauer
Interdisciplinary Big Data Search Committee – Arts and Humanities
c/o Department of Art and Art History
150 Art Building
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
The Detroit metropolitan area is a vibrant center of manufacturing, services, health care, culture, entertainment and sports, with affordable housing and an excellent airport with direct connections to most big cities in the world. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Wayne State is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity, with 13 academic schools and colleges offering more than 350 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Wayne State is home to nearly 28,000 students from nearly every state and 60 countries – the most diverse student body among Michigan’s 15 public universities. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. Wayne State encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State's main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. Wayne State University is one of three universities in Michigan with the Carnegie classification of institutions with "very high research activity." WSU is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The IBio initiative also includes programmatic expertise and opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the School of Law, School of Social Work and the School of Business Administration as well as additional schools, colleges, centers and institutes.