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Executive Director Centre for Technology and Democracy (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Associate who will play a key role as Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD). This is an opportunity for a talented individual to make a major contribution to the development of a new field of research, about a topic that seems likely to be one of the most important of our time.

The Executive Director will assist in the coordination of the management and planning of the activities of the projects within the Centre, and in fostering collaborations. The appointee will also play a key role in developing core activities of the Centre, such as conferences, collaboration and communication. In all of these roles, s/he will work closely with the Academic Director (Professor Steven Connor) and the Advisory Committee. He/she will have day-to-day responsibility for the Centre's operations, management, recruitment, delivery of research programmes and the line management of junior research and support staff.

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) is the first node in a planned international network of academic centres established to rebalance power and restore agency in a world dominated by digital platforms. One of the roles of the Executive Director is to maintain and foster relationships with other nodes of the network. MCTD is hosted within Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and is supported by the Frontier Tech Initiative.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk. Start date is from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and interviews are planned for mid-September 2020.

The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2025 in the first instance.

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Please quote reference VM23239 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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