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Posted: 12/22/2013

University of Georgia
College of Environment and Design and the Franklin College of Arts and

The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010-11. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The College of Environment and Design and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (www.ced.uga.edu; www.franklin.uga.edu) have competitive and nationally ranked programs in multiple disciplines and an active research faculty with a consistent record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence. The undergraduate and graduate degree programs of both colleges rank among the largest and strongest in the United States. The University’s award-winning faculty is known for research productivity and innovative teaching across disciplines. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to work with UGA’s Cultural Landscape Laboratory, Center for Geospatial Research, Center for Archaeological Sciences, and/or the Center for Virtual History, as well as participate in development activities related to the new digital scholarship laboratory associated with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Assistant Professor in Historic Preservation, Public History, Cultural
Professional Opportunity
Athens, GA

The College of Environment and Design and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia seek to fill a tenuretrack faculty position in Digital Humanities with specialties in Historic Preservation, Public History, Cultural Landscapes, and/or Heritage Tourism at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. The position is funded through the Presidents 20132014 Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative.


The successful candidate will teach four courses each academic year, at least one of which will be crosslisted in both colleges. In addition to teaching missioncritical graduate and undergraduate courses on a regular rotation, the individual hired for this position will develop a teaching and research program centered in cultural resources management and historic preservation, with a larger vision of how the use of technology can improve the understanding of these resources. This could involve one or more of the following topics: data collection and digitization, data and asset management, mapping and visualization, content sharing and dissemination, etc.



Candidates must possess a minimum of a doctorate, or a masters degree in landscape architecture, architecture, or related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in graduate and undergraduate instruction is also required. Salary is commensurate with experience.


The College of Environment and Design, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, their many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

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How to apply
We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Franklin College Faculty Recruitment website (https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/index.php ). To apply, use the Application Materials dialog box to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative samples of your research (published articles, books, graphic representations, etc.), and a statement of teaching philosophy; you will also be asked for the names and contact information for three references; they will receive a link by which they can submit letters directly. All documents should be in PDF format if possible. Candidates who cannot apply through the website may post materials to: Dr. Stephen Berry Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Initiative Search Committee Department of History 324 LeConte Hall University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-1602
Stephen Berry
324 LeConte Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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