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Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer (Part Time)

Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre reaching across the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We have strong associations with Cambridge's many museums and collections, work closely with the University Library, and have links to many other faculties and research centres

The Research Software Engineer will work closely with other CDH staff as well as staff from Cambridge University Library, University Information Services and academics across the University as part of the team creating and delivering the taught MPhil in Digital Humanities. They coordinate closely with the wider CDH teaching team, and provide technical consultancy and leadership for the wider CDH community.

The role holder will take full technical responsibility for the design, delivery, support and continuous improvement of teaching-related digital infrastructure (especially within the MPhil in Digital Humanities), including management of centrally provided university infrastructure (e.g. high performance computing). They will deliver and support teaching (relating to technical topics), principally within the MPhil in Digital Humanities.

The role holder will:

  • offer advice and consultancy to academic staff to prepare research bids, including writing the technical components of bids and costing services for digital humanities projects
  • work directly with academics on smaller-scale as well as more ambitious digital humanities projects
  • broker additional resources for larger-scale projects
  • provide and commission training for staff in using digital technologies for teaching and research

Candidates should have demonstrable experience of software development and working with digital methods applied to the humanities, as well as experience in teaching and developing digital or online teaching materials.

Further information about CDH and the MPhil in Digital Humanities is available on our website:

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Leonardo Impett, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities ( If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Schools HR Team on

The closing date is midnight GMT on 31 May 2022 and Interviews are planned for the week of 13 June 2022. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

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Please quote reference VM30962 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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