Postdoctoral Fellows in Digital Humanities (Fixed Term)

Страна: Великобритания;

Дедлайн: 10.11.2019



Cambridge Digital Humanities seeks to appoint a full time postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities. The post will run for three years from Spring 2020.

The successful candidates will undertake a research project with support and mentoring from the CDH team. Applicants should demonstrate how their work intersects with, and develops, the expanded field of the Digital Humanities, DH methods, empirical work, critical theorization, and research focusing on key issues in digital transformation as it affects cultural forms and practices, societies, archival issues, and knowledge production and dissemination.

We will accept proposals for projects of all kinds. We particularly welcome proposals exploring the following areas:

i Computational Humanities

ii DH and Decolonializing Agendas

iii AI and DH

iv Big Data and Algorithmic Justice

v Social Justice, Computational Bias, and DH Approaches

vi Visual Culture

vii Environmental Humanities

viii Digital Musicology

viiii DH and New Media

CDH resources include developer support, programming assistance, library expertise, and subject-specific/discipline-specific research expertise across a range of fields. Applicants should indicate resources they would draw on at Cambridge to develop and deliver their project. They should demonstrate that their proposed project can be delivered within the three-year time scale of the post.

Applicants may have doctoral qualifications in Digital Humanities, but applications are also welcomed from postdoctoral researchers in cognate areas (e.g. including English, History, Digital Media/Film Studies, Linguistics, Computer Science, Sociology, Music, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies). Applicants should demonstrate an engagement with DH issues, familiarity with DH methods, and an understanding of the changes in epistemic cultures digital transformation produces. High level technical skills are not necessarily required but may be part of the application. Applicants must hold, or have submitted, a PhD by the time of selection.

The successful candidate will be affiliated to CDH and may be invited join a faculty/department or research institute.

These fellowships are supported by the Issac Newton Trust whose generous support is acknowledged

Please upload in the upload section of the online application (1) your CV and publication list starring the two outputs most relevant to your application; (2) a Covering letter (max two pages); (3) Proposal (max five pages) setting out the research project including research question, proposed critical orientation, methodology, and proposed outcomes, alongside a timeline for the work to be undertaken.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 10 November 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy, the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator at

This position is fixed-term and the funds for this post are available for 3 years.

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Please quote reference VM21013 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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