The problem is this: if you want to teach Victorian literature at the university level, the path to doing so, while not easy, is straightforward: you go to a Ph.D.-granting university English department, take a doctorate, and apply for suitable jobs in other university English departments. But because all of the various fields and subfields in the digital humanities are so new and by definition interdisciplinary there
‘sno one equivalent path to the appropriate credentials. –Matt Kirschenbaum –So You Want a Ph.D. in Digital Humanities, Digital Studies, New Media, Electronic Literature . . . (MGK)
Great round-up. Like Kirschenbaum, I got my Ph.D. in a traditional field. Since I teach at a small liberal arts institution, where I’m expected to teach a wide variety of courses, the broad background really helps.