The College of Humanities is launching a range of exciting new academic appointments in disciplines that span the cultural, creative, media and publishing industries.
Successful candidates will have teaching, research or industry experience in cognate areas and will be expected to liaise with industry and public-sector organisations to develop compelling collaborative research and teaching and to embed creativity, innovation and inclusion in emerging initiatives that drive impact, social change and economic benefit.
The College of Humanities is the hub of a network of creative and cultural connections and collaboration. Regular workshops and events take place to enable staff to meet and exchange ideas and there are partnerships in place with industry, the third sector and communities, from national museums and tech companies to government agencies and charities. The UNESCO City of Literature programme, based in the University, works with partners across the region; and we are developing initiatives in museum innovation and immersive technology with opportunities for participation and partnership development. The University has a well-established Arts and Culture programme and supports links between researchers and arts practitioners, activating creativity and working to support a community of staff and students to share ideas and work creatively together.
Across the University, we are seeking to build a culture which provides fair treatment and equal opportunities regardless of age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation. The College of Humanities aspires to be a place where all staff and students have an equal chance to succeed and prosper. Our ambition is to take collective responsibility for addressing inequalities, recognising and challenging injustice, and promoting empathy and respect. Our College Inclusion Group leads on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and we are keen to hear from candidates who would like to work with us in these areas. The College of Humanities operates family–friendly policies, is actively reviewing pay and attainment disparities relating to gender and ethnicity, and is contributing to University strategy, policies and activities such as the Race Equality Charter Mark application. Our ‘Humanities for All’ initiative employs a number of student interns who lead and support student–facing inclusion events, exhibitions and projects.