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Senior Lecturer in Data Studies (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Location: Exeter
Salary: £43,267 to £50,132 Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th March 2019
Closes: 25th April 2019
Job Ref: P66811

This new full time post is available on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role/position
The Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology (SPA) and the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) are looking to appoint a new Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in Data Studies. The post is affiliated to the IDSAI, a new pan-university Institute that focuses on developing innovative approaches to the use of data and artificial intelligence in modern society.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Philosophy, Sociology, History, Anthropology or Science and Technology Studies, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in the study of data practices from a humanities and/or social science perspective.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing staff members;
  • an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help foster interactions and links both within the University and externally;
  • a track record in refereed publications and strong potential for research leadership;
  • involvement in projects which develop impact;
  • the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for developing and delivering undergraduate and master programmes;
  • relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges.

As part of your application, please attach a single pdf file or a maximum of two pdf files, to include:

  • A full and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A covering letter explaining why the post is of interest and how your skills and experience meet the requirements, taking into account the Job Description and Person Specification.
  • One piece of writing which you feel exemplifies your work in data studies.

About the Department
The Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology within the College for Social Science and International Studies, is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit with a well-established track record in internationally leading research, which specialises in studies of science and technology, culture, consciousness, mind, the arts, and crime. The Department of SPA offers programmes in philosophy, sociology, anthropology and criminology at both undergraduate and master level, has a thriving community of MPhil and PhD students, and contributes to the teaching of Data Science across the university. It also hosts the internationally leading Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis), whose "Data and Knowledge Processing" research strand will host the post-holder's research activities. 

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