Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

Penn State University

Penn State Berks
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Penn State Berks
Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


The Writing and Digital Media program at Pennsylvania State University, Berks College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities position. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or another relevant discipline required by August, 2019. Candidates should have formal training or equivalent experience in the teaching of writing. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Digital Literacies, Digital Media, Social Media, Digital Humanities, Web and Interaction Design, Media Production, and/or Multimodal Composition and Rhetoric. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of scholarly publication or strong research potential in digital literacies and/or multimodal rhetoric; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses in area of specialization as well as rhetoric/composition; knowledge and experience in developing traditional, hybrid, and web-based undergraduate courses; and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service. The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Writing and Digital Media is a new update on our existing Professional Writing major. The program is intended to prepare students to write effectively in a variety of workplace and academic settings, combining a strong liberal arts foundation with practical writing experience. Students take courses in rhetorical theory, digital media and web-based writing, business and technical writing, editorial processes, journalism, nonfiction and creative writing, and other areas. The new hire will teach three courses per semester, with opportunity for course release to conduct research and to take on administrative duties. This person will lead the program’s efforts in digital media through courses in writing for the web, multimedia production, digital humanities, and news media, as well as courses in business and technical communication and/or first-year composition. Applications must be submitted electronically through this posting on and should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of the candidate’s scholarly or creative work (online/multimedia work can be linked in the cover letter), and three letters of recommendation. We welcome evidence of multimedia work such as multimedia articles, websites, video projects, etc. Confidential letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Administrative Support Assistant Lisa Dietrich at Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Christian Weisser, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019. The search committee plans to conduct Skype interviews beginning in February and campus interviews for finalists in March/April.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088