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Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (5 years temporary cover)

Cambridge Digital Humanities seeks to recruit a fixed term Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, to be appointed to the Faculty of English. The appointee will take up the post in September 2024 for a period of five years.

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

The successful applicant will be expected to be a committed digital humanities researcher with a specialism in any area of Digital Humanities, which we conceive as an expansive and intrinsically inter-disciplinary field.

We particularly welcome applicants who combine theoretical and practical specialisms, including, for instance, in coding, visual analysis, social network analysis, computer vision and DH, AI, and new DH methodologies.

The successful applicant will conduct original research with international reach and significance. They will publish at the appropriate level and collaborate to attract significant external funding. They will have significant teaching experience and ideally have experience of academic leadership roles.

The primary responsibilities of the role will be to CDH. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Digital Humanities as their interdisciplinary home, and through their research, teaching, and service, they will make a substantial contribution to the range, scope and depth of the work at CDH and will contribute to building its reputation as a centre of excellence for DH research.

They will be an integral member of the CDH research community, working alongside a diverse group of researchers, collaborating in generating and prosecuting research projects, and helping us build our international reputation.

The successful applicant will contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision on the MPhil in Digital Humanities, and they will also take on doctoral students in CDH. The role is likely to involve undergraduate teaching in future years as CDH develops.

Candidates should have a completed PhD and have an established or emerging record of exceptional research and publication in a relevant subject area. They will have teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Caroline Bassett, CDH Director ( ). If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR team on

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 2 June 2024 and interviews will take place in late June. It is expected that the interviews will be conducted in person, subject to change.

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Please quote reference GG40906 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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