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Professorship of Digital Humanities

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Digital Humanities invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of Digital Humanities to take up appointment on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of international stature in research in or related to the Digital Humanities, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the field at the University of Cambridge. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

The postholder's primary responsibility is to provide academic and intellectual leadership for and high-level strategic input into the University's work in the field of Digital Humanities ( Additional professorial duties include research and teaching. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available at, or contact Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT, UK (email:

Applications consisting of a letter of application, a statement outlining leadership experience in the Digital Humanities as well as current and future individual research activities and plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees, should be made online no later than 5 March 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor John Rink (Inaugural Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities and Convenor of Board of Electors), telephone: +44 (0)1223 746413 or email:

Please quote reference VM18067 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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