Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU), an urban Carnegie Research 1 and Community Engaged institution in Midtown Detroit, 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, physical sciences and engineering. For more information on Big Data at WSU, please see http://bigdata.wayne.eduAs part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 9 faculty with complementary research and/or teaching interests in the following focus areas: 1.Social Sciences, Business and Health2.Arts and Humanities3.Science and EngineeringThis posting is for the focus area of Arts and Humanities. There will be separate postings 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. Please see https://wayne.edu/about/schools/ for a list of schools and colleges within WSU.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 designResponsibilities: Research, teaching, and service in the arts and humanities in academic units within WSU that are consistent with the norms of the home units, as determined by chair(s) of departments and dean(s) of schools or colleges.
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 and its applications in and implications for arts and humanities. They must have a record of research or professional attainment, and if applicable, both teaching and service experience that merits appointment as 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;
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About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.