Eastern ARC Research Fellow - Digital Humanities

University of Essex - Faculty of Humanities - The Fellow will work within a relevant discipline-related Department

Digital Humanities
Digital technologies have the power to enable new ways of working in the humanities: allowing new questions; facilitating access to research materials; and providing forms of output and dissemination that span the humanities. The Digital Humanities represent an interdisciplinary range of research, united by a common methodological and theoretical interest in information technologies and providing opportunities to connect with the social sciences, sciences and cultural heritage sector. We have significant expertise in digital creative arts, digital curation, big data, particularly visualisation, digital heritage and geographical information systems.

The Eastern ARC Fellow in Digital Humanities will be based at the University of Essex, but will work across all three universities in the ARC.

Eastern ARC
Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) is a research collaboration between the Universities of Essex, East Anglia, and Kent. The consortium builds upon recent partnership bids for doctoral training awards in the natural and environmental sciences and the arts and humanities, as well as a range of other bilateral research relationships.

Eastern ARC builds on strengths in three key areas: Synthetic Biology; Digital Humanities; and Quantitative Social Sciences.

The Role and Duties
The main duties of the post will include undertaking high quality, independent research within the Eastern ARC thematic priority, contributing to public engagement and impact, developing collaborations across the Eastern ARC, supporting the research culture of the host institution, applying for grants, supervising students, supporting the host institution administratively and teaching undergraduates.

The appointment as Eastern ARC Research Fellow will be fixed-term from 1 October 2017 to 31 August 2019, during which time the fellow will be supported in their professional development. Subject to successful completion of the Fellowship, at the end of this period the Fellow will be considered for a permanent academic position (Lectureship).

Qualifications and Skills required
Applications are invited from researchers with sufficient postdoctoral research experience to demonstrate potential for independence and with an emerging reputation for research leadership. Candidates must have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent level of qualification in a relevant discipline or subject area.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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