The University of Michigan Digital Studies Institute and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning invite applications for a joint (50/50) open rank tenure-track appointment from colleagues conducting leading-edge creative practice and research in anti-racist design and digital culture to begin August 28, 2023. This position is part of a Provost’s Anti-Racist Hiring Initiative led by Taubman College in collaboration with the Department of African and African American Studies and the Digital Studies Initiative and will benefit from a well-established and university-supported anti-racism research infrastructure.Focus areas might include:
- Digital space, place, and racial identity, i.e. “thick mapping”
- Carceral digital studies, space, power, and racialized populations
- Digital storytelling that centers anti-racist approaches to urban spaceUrban design research, big data, critical speculative approaches, racial inclusion
- Critical digital studies, spatial justice, urban community-based racial justice research
- Intersections between structural racism, digital methodologies, Detroit and other “shrinking” cities
We seek a faculty member with a generative and projective orientation who can teach design studios, elective courses, or other classes that activate the creative capacities in our students, grounded in critical reflection but also linked to design and making. This position will serve students enrolled in Taubman College, Digital Studies minors, and students across the College of Literature, Science and the Arts as well as the university at large.
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