Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities/Big Data

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities/Big Data. Rank assistant professor. Candidates who combine digital humanities (e.g., distant reading, big data analysis, GIS) with secondary expertise in American literature or Global literature are especially welcome.  We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues within the department and beyond in contributing to new programs in big data and the digital humanities. Current DH work in the department is supported by a New Media Studio and by DH/IT library staff who are committed to working with academic departments. The English Department values diversity, interdisciplinary research, and the intersections of literature and technology. TCU’s college of liberal arts is reinforcing these departmental values by hiring a cluster of big data specialists across disciplines. 


Requirements: PhD in English or related field by August 1, 2018.


To apply, sign in online at and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 6) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.


A private, secular institution of 10,000 students located in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, TCU is a selective teaching and research university. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load (with teaching releases for work in the grad program), and research support.


TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.