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Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities

Canterbury Christ Church University - Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Education

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 28th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ02491
 

The School of Humanities and Educational Studies seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, with a research specialism and/or teaching experience in any of the areas of this cutting-edge, inherently interdisciplinary subject. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and driven individual who will lead the development of the School’s digital strategy, and work with colleagues from across the School to complement and enrich our existing portfolio, which includes undergraduate courses in Archaeology, Creative and Professional Writing, English Literature, History (with routes in American Studies, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies), Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, and Theology.

The successful candidate will be expected to design and deliver undergraduate modules in their area of expertise, as well as support the improvement of our students’ digital literacy skills by contributing, as appropriate, to adapting and enhancing our current provision, which already numbers a range of interdisciplinary, cross-programme options.

You will play a commensurate role in the further development of our collaborative working culture, in the design and implementation of inclusive curricula, and in the enhancement of the student experience and of our graduates’ employability. To these ends, you will be required to provide pastoral, as well as academic, support to our students, and to contribute to the management of our courses, as required by the relevant Subject Lead or Head of School. You must be able to demonstrate a sense of initiative, creativity and judgment in applying appropriate approaches to the design and delivery of modules, to teaching and learning support, and other scholarly activities.

A Ph.D. in any of the Humanities subjects (or cognate areas), research and/or teaching expertise In Digital Humanities (with a broad understanding of current developments in the field), and previous experience of HE teaching are essential requirements. An HE teaching qualification or fellowship of Advance HE is highly desirable; the potential to achieve fellowship of advance HE within the first 12 months of employment is a requirement of appointment to Senior Lecturer.

Expected start date: January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our polices such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Covenant, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christchurch. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.

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If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Dr Stefania Ciocia, Head of the School of Humanities and Educational Studies, 01227 782338, stefania.ciocia@canterbury.ac.uk (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ02491

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