The Department of Digital Humanities is recruiting four new posts: three lecturships and a professorial post. The Department is entering a period of growth and expansion building on our success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the rapid growth in student numbers on our four MA programmes, the recently launched BA in Digital Culture, and the PhD in Digital Humanities. In September 2016 the Department will launch a new MA in Big Data in Culture and Society. The Department through its research and teaching aims to make a world-leading contribution to understanding our digital lives, cultures and societies, and in the process to forge a strong understanding of the place of the humanities in today’s digital world. Further details of the posts can be found by following the links below:
Professor: The Department is seeking to appoint a Professor of Digital Humanities to provide intellectual and strategic leadership, world-leading research, and inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate level. The post holder will demonstrate exceptional performance in research, teaching and leadership, enhancing and extending the reputation of the Department as world-leading, including facilitating impact and knowledge exchange and identifying new areas for research and exploration.
Lecturer in Digital Curation: The Lecturer in Digital Curation will join the team teaching on the highly successful MA Digital Asset and Media Management, the MA Digital Curation, and will contribute to the BA Digital Culture where appropriate. The post holder must be able to demonstrate research strengths and comprehensive knowledge of the lifecycle management of digital assets, including digital preservation, metadata, and access, and be capable of translating this knowledge into innovative teaching that inspires our students. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their research strengths in the area of digital curation and to extend into new directions and significant emergent areas, for example in digital forensics or aspects of semantic interoperability.
Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation: The Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation will join the teams teaching on the highly successful MA Digital Asset and Media Management and the BA Digital Culture. The post holder will provide internationally excellent research and teaching in digital media management with particular expertise in one or more of the following: management theory and practice in the digital media and content industries, digital marketing and digital advertising, digital economy and audiences, and innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital industries.
Lecturer in Digital Culture: The Lecturer in Digital Culture will join the team teaching on the recently launched BA Digital Culture and will contribute to the MA programmes where appropriate. The successful applicant will have an interdisciplinary mindset drawing insights from different domains of human and social sciences, and from computing and information science, with research and expertise in digital technology and its implications on various fields of contemporary society and culture. We particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching strengths in either Internet studies and theoretical approaches to the Internet or those with strengths in researching online communities and the creative potential of the internet including web publishing, web design and knowledge representation.