Associate Professor/Professor in Digital Humanities

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Arts

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Salary: Level D: $145,685 - $160,500 p.a. OR Level E: $187,654 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is seeking to appoint a professor in the field of the Digital Humanities.

We use a broad definition of the Digital Humanities which includes working collaboratively across the breadth of scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities, social sciences and language disciplines. The successful candidate will have recognition as a leading authority within at least one of the established research areas, which include: Digital Society; Data Curation; Digital Heritage; Information Analytics and Data Science; Digital Culture, Aesthetics and Design; or Knowledge Organisation and Knowledge-based Systems. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with significant expertise in more than one of these fields who has an intellectual engagement with the critical issues of IT-based humanities and social science research.

S/he will have an outstanding record of original research and of peer-reviewed publication, and have the capacity to develop exciting future projects and proven capacity for intellectual leadership. The incumbent will therefore play a leading role in advocacy of the Digital Humanities across the Faculty, promoting opportunities for academic research and teaching collaboration. The role will enhance the Faculty’s profile as a quality research and teaching institution by helping shape new forms of teaching, learning and research in a digital age, facilitating innovative curriculum development and engagement.

The Faculty of Arts launched its Digital Studio in 2016, and supports a Socio-cultural Informatics Platform that has enabled an upscaling of skills, expertise and commitment to digital humanities and digital society research in the Faculty. Many scholars are engaging with innovative tools, methods and resources and there are increasing opportunities to reformulate the ways in which digital technologies and paradigms impact on the worlds of research, education and careers; and, by utilising emerging technologies to reconceptualise the nature of scholarly practice and engage with questions about how data in the born-digital age is transforming human society. The digital humanities, therefore, represent both tools for research and teaching, as well as being objects of study in themselves.

The incumbent will be expected to make major contributions in the areas of research, academic leadership, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including RHD supervision. The appointee will have a robust research specialisation or background in any field congruent with the humanities, social sciences and languages remit of the Faculty of Arts and will join the School most appropriate for their disciplinary interests.

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