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Assistant Professor in Computer Science (COMP22-3)

Durham University - Computer Science

Location: Durham
Salary: £34,304 to £50,296 Grade 7/8 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 27th January 2022
Job Ref: 21001480

Closing Date: 27 January 2022 at midnight (UK)

Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the Department’s activities in research and teaching in any area in the strongly inter-disciplinary area of Digital Humanities (DH), including, but not limited to natural language processing, text mining, social data mining, cultural analytics, augmented editions, digital curation, thick mapping, historical simulation, code criticism, technology enhanced learning and the relationship between technology and culture. They will be housed in the Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems research group (AIHS), where other DH researchers are housed.

In AIHS and in the Computer Science Department, there are researchers working on related areas such as: natural language processing and sentiment analysis; image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition for conservation and the visual arts; the semantic and social web; digital education and gamification; optical character recognition, and text and data mining.

Furthermore, the post-holder will benefit from collaborating with a wide array of scholars working on Digital Humanities in other departments, many of them members of the Digital Humanities Steering Group - Durham University.

Additionally, he Faculty of Arts and Humanities is one of the best in the world (ranked 19th in the 2021 THE World rankings), and all of its departments have significant research projects in Digital Humanities. These include: the scientific study of manuscripts, digital theology, large-scale digital musical analysis, digital textual criticism, digital technologies for museums and other memory institutions, the ethics of digital modelling and simulation, and the philosophical and political implications of the digital transformation of our culture.

The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) unit, and the Institute for Data Science (IDAS) provide additional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidates will have the ability and desire to collaborate with leading scholars in the Humanities, and to work towards wider societal impact of their research work.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.dur.ac.uk/computer.science

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