Research Opportunities at the ELD

Announcing opportunities to contribute to one of ELO’s major projects is the Electronic Literature Directory (ELD). (

The Electronic Literature Directory (ELD 2.0) is a collection of literary works, descriptions, and keywords. Both a repository of works and a critical companion to e-literature, the ELD hosts discussions that are capable of being referenced and revised over years of use, and the ELD feed directly into ELO’s larger CELL project (

The ELD is looking for 3 Associate Editors and for entries for the Electronic Literature Directory.

Why is contributing to the ELD so important?
You help expand the field of electronic literature.
You help other scholars and curators putting together classes and exhibits.
You help yourself by making your scholarship available in an open-access peer-reviewed platform opportunity.

Consider submitting entries to the ELD or applying for these positions.

Deadline for applications March 17, 2017
Apply and Submit via: at

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Electronic literature jobs at the University of Bergen

ELO Co-founder and Board member, Scott Rettberg, sends word of 2 opportunities in Norway! (Note: Summer deadlines for applications.)

Two opportunities are now available at the University of Bergen’s Digital Culture program ( for scholars of electronic literature.



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PhD studentship at the Edinburgh College of Art

Announcing an  opportunity for an electronic lit-related Ph.D. in Scotland!
edinburgh college of art

PhD Studentship.
£13,290 per annum maintenance will be provided, and course fees will be paid for three years.

Research proposals are invited from applicants who wish to undertake a practice-based PhD researching networked, distributed and collaborative authorship in electronic arts and literature practices and the subsequent implications for how creative communities form and creative practice emerges. The PhD research project will explore questions through employing theoretical and practical methods within the context of a larger European wide research project.

Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice is a 1 million Euro, three year research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme. The project involves an academic consortium, including Edinburgh College of Art, University of Bergen (Norway), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Amsterdam (Nederlands), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and University College Falmouth (England). Focusing on a particular creative community, of electronic literature practitioners, the project inquires into how creative communities of practitioners form within transnational and transcultural contexts, within a globalised and distributed communications environment, seeking to gain insight into and understanding of the social effects and manifestations of creativity. Creative communities can be regarded as microcosms of larger communities. Within networked culture creative communities tend to be international and yet reflective of cultural specificity, acting as a lens through which social change can be observed. Such communities exist as local and global phenomena, in ‘creative cities’ and ‘global networks’, and appear to draw value from this conjunction of opposites. Whilst creativity is often perceived as the product of the individual artist, or creative ensemble, it can also be considered an emergent phenomenon of communities, driving change and facilitating individual or ensemble creativity. Creativity can be a performative activity released when engaged through and by a community and can thus be considered an activity of exchange that enables (creates) people and communities. Understanding creativity as emergent from and innate to the interactions of people facilitates a non-instrumentalist analysis.
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Postdoctoral Research Position at UCSD

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

We are currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join a
new Software Studies initiative at UCSD. The researcher will work
with Dr. Lev Manovich (Professor, Visual Arts) and Dr. Noah
Wardrip-Fruin (Assistant Professor, Communication), playing a key
role in all projects and field-building activities.

The goals of Software Studies initiative at UCSD are:

* to foster research and develop models and tools for the study
of software from the perspectives of cultural criticism, the
humanities, and the social sciences;
* to help establish a new field of “software studies” that will
complement existing research in cyberculture and new media;
* to develop projects that will demonstrate how next generation
cyberinfrastructure can be used by humanists, social scientists, and
cultural practitioners.

For an introduction to “software studies,” see: Software Studies
, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, February 2006.


The position is full time (40 hrs/week). The initial appointment is
for 1 year, with the possibility for renewal. The position comes with
full benefits covered by UCSD. The starting salary range is USD 38,000 – 42,000. The selected candidate can start immediately.

Required qualifications:

* a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, information science,
or related interdisciplinary area that has been completed and
defended before starting the position at UCSD;
* broad understanding of contemporary global culture and
familiarity with current debates in one or more cultural fields;
* familiarity with current IT developments; understanding of Web
2.0 concepts and social media optimization;
* the ability to write engaging and jargon-free texts that are
accessible to diverse global audiences.

Desired qualifications:

* experience installing and using research-oriented software
tools (e.g., data mining tools, GIS packages, visualization
technologies, databases, and/or other software used in digital
* understanding of programming language and system integration
concepts; practical experience with computer programming or scripting;
* previous experience working with computer scientists on joint projects;
* previous research projects and/or publications which address
software from the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, or
cultural criticism (for example: the history of software; studies of
software use in the sciences, cultural industries, and other fields;
the analysis of software structures and code).

This position is supported by the UCSD Division of the California
Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). Housing
over 900 faculty, graduate students, and staff researchers, Calit2 is
developing next-generation cyberinfrastructure tools with a
particular focus on multidisciplinary collaboration.

Calit2 is located on the UCSD campus, which is internationally
renowned as a place for study and research in digital art, computer
music, and digital theory. Between the departments of Visual Arts,
Music, and Communication, there are close to 30 full-time faculty
working in these areas.

The technical facilities and staff support for research in digital
media on the UCSD campus are among the best in the world. They
include a number of state-of-the-art research labs and performance
spaces which provide both current and next-generation tools for
immersive visualization, multi-channel audio spatialization, digital
cinema, motion capture, interactive performance, 3-D fabrication, and
computer gaming research. The UCSD campus also houses the San Diego
Supercomputing Center which provides facilities for petascale
computing, data storage, and visualization.

The position is open until filled, but application review will begin
after June 10th, 2007. For priority consideration, candidates are
encouraged to apply before this date. Applicants should send a
current CV with cover letter to Helena Bristow
with subject line “Application for Software Studies Postdoc Position.”

Manovich and Wardrip-Fruin will be available for preliminary
interviews at the 2007 Digital Humanities conference during the first
week of June, 2007. Please indicate whether you will be attending DH ’07 in your application.

For further information, please contact:

Helena Bristow
Administrative Director
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts

Technologist / Online Editor Sought for Blackbird at Virginia Commonwealth U.

Department of English
Virginia Commonwealth University
Collateral Instructor, Associate Technologist/Online Editor

We seek to hire a collateral faculty member who will serve as production editor for Blackbird, our award-winning online journal of literature and the arts, and will provide support and development for the interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. This person will serve as an educator and developer for the production facility supporting both of these and other departmental efforts in media and technology, and will act as associate site manager. The position is a twelve-month renewable appointment beginning spring 2007. MFA or master’s degree required; PhD desirable. The candidate must demonstrate mastery—creative and practical—in at least two areas of multimodal (new media) writing and/or production, such as online publication, Web design, digital photography, audio production, and video production. Proficiency in Adobe/Macromedia products is an advantage. The candidate must have excellent writing and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in literary/artistic endeavors; editing experience is strongly preferred. Teaching/training experience in any of the above areas is a significant plus. The person will work closely with the PhD director and the Technology Coordinator to develop and lead workshops and training sessions for students and faculty; the position includes the opportunity for teaching.

Send application, c.v., and dossier including three letters of recommendation and a portfolio demonstrating experience in teaching or training as well as containing examples of relevant work in multimodal/new media and/or Web production to Terry Oggel, Chair, Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2005. Applications will be reviewed starting in late-January and will continue until position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding. VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor Position, UC San Diego Communication Dept.

The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is seeking candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2007 focusing on communication as a social and institutional force with an emphasis on information and communication technology, and new media industries.

We invite applications from scholars working in such areas as:
telecommunication policy; labor and the “new” economy; local and global regulation of communications markets and infrastructures; information technology governance; the Internet and the emergence of digital communication networks; and communication in comparative, historical, and non-Western contexts.

The UCSD Department of Communication is interdisciplinary and seeks candidates with a critical approach to the role played by communication in economic, social, and political life. Critical examinations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and power are central to the traditions and concerns of our department.

Salaries are in accordance with UC pay scales. If non-citizen, please state immigration status. UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources and programs at the campus website for Diversity

Applicants are also invited to provide comments about his/her leadership activities and/or contributions to diversity.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have, or expect to complete, a PhD by September, 2007. Send vita, statement of research and teaching interest, one work sample (such as a recent publication), and contact information for three references to:

Professor Gary Fields
Dept. of Communication (0503)
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0503

Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies of Digital Media and Technology, University of Toronto at Mississauga

The Institute of Communication and Culture (ICC) at the University of Toronto at Mississauga seeks applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies of Digital Media and Technology with an emphasis on Visual Cultural and Communication. The successful candidate will be associated with programs in the Centre for Visual and Media Culture (CVMC) and in Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT). Appointment will begin on July 1, 2007.We are seeking a specialist with an emphasis on emerging media and technologies as well as demonstrated theoretical sophistication in cultural studies of digital media and technology with an emphasis on visual culture and communication.

Applications are invited from scholars in a variety of disciplines including cultural studies, media and communication studies, art history, visual culture, humanities in computing, information studies, science and technology studies, and comparative literature, among others. Humanities based scholars and those with interdisciplinary interests are preferred. Ph.D. required. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in visual culture and communication (including the introductory course) as well as courses in the CCIT programs dependent on the candidate’s areas of interest.

(See full job call for more details)

Dartmouth College Endowed Chair in Digital Humanities

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the creation of a senior position in the Digital Humanities for a newly endowed Chair in innovative fields. The successful applicant should be committed to inter-disciplinary collaboration, technological innovation, and creating curricular links within the Humanities and across divisions. The position offers the opportunity to define a new area of research and teaching, building on Dartmouth’s existing strengths in the Humanities and Computing. The field of research and teaching is open; we seek candidates with practical and/or theoretical expertise in one or several of the following disciplines in the Arts and the Humanities: visual arts, screen studies, new media, performance arts, music and sound, film, TV/Video, and literature. Expertise in computer hardware and/or software will be welcome but is not essential. The role of the Chair in Digital Humanities is intended to be broad in scope, potentially incorporating current or future initiatives in cyber-culture and the creation, performance, and critical study of digital arts, including a consideration of the socio-political and theoretical implications of new artistic technologies. The endowment for this Chair provides additional funds for projects involving research and teaching in the Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will be located in a single Dartmouth department or program, or jointly appointed to one or more departments or programs. Considerable flexibility exists regarding joint appointments, which may cross departmental or even divisional boundaries. One of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England, Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after October 1, 2006.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, CV, and the names of three references

Gerd Gemunden
Chair, Search Committee in Digital Humanities Dept. of German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755 USA

One Year New Media Studies Position at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is hiring a Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor to teach introductory through advanced courses in New Media Studies, including writing for New Media and Multimedia production, and survey or topical courses in Literature. Teaching load is six four-hour courses per year. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of excellence in college teaching and experience using Flash and CSS. To apply, send letter of application with CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Robert Gregg, Interim Dean, Arts and Humanities, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AA118, PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240-0195. See the Stockton HR site for details.

Full Professorship in Multimedia and Digital Gaming, Ilmenau University of Technology

Ilmenau University of Technology, located in the central German state of Thuringia, seeks applicants for a full professorship in Multimedia and Digital Gaming in its Institute of Media and Communication Science. English-speaking candidates are welcome; some German language skills are required. For complete information on the position and application procedures, visit (here for archival purposes, link dead: “”)–at present, in German only. Direct inquires to Katrin Raschke.