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Open Rank Professor
Area:   World Heritage
Position Title:   Open Rank Professor
Position Code:   ASHA4993A
Status:   Closed
Description:   The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California, Merced has one position open at either the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate/Full (tenured) level with expertise in World Heritage from the perspective of Digital Heritage and/or Digital Humanities. We seek a candidate whose research methods involve visualization. Candidates may focus on depicting existing monuments, artifacts, and/or landscapes using methods such as GIS or 3D reconstruction; or may use information visualization to study social or spatial phenomena. No specific disciplinary background is required, but priority will be given to scholars whose research crosses boundaries of discipline, genre, geography, and era.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications:   Candidates must have a PhD in a humanities discipline or a related field directly related to world heritage studies no later than July 1, 2014. Candidates should also demonstrate a well-articulated research program, excellence in teaching, and a dedication to program development. Candidates may have training in any humanities or related discipline (including, for instance, anthropology, archaeology, art and art history, geography, history, or information science) so long as they can demonstrate expertise in digital methods for the study of heritage and the humanities. Participation in the museum and/or heritage community is highly desirable. Candidates must be able to contribute courses to one or more humanities majors and to teach courses in their expertise at the graduate level. Candidates with a program-building background are also highly desirable.
Salary:   Negotiable, based on University of California Salary Scales
Closing Date:   01/06/2014
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching 5) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address and 6) one writing sample.

For junior level applicants, three letters of reference are requested. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels can defer letters of reference.

Applications must be submitted via this website.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

For more information:   Please contact Professor Ruth Mostern (Search Chair) at rmostern@ucmerced.edu.

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