|Salary:||£61,723 to £68,946 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||24th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
The Department of Digital Humanities is appointing a Reader in Digital Humanities and Culture Education. This appointment is made on the College’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP), meaning that its focus is on education, pedagogy, educational innovation and leadership, and the delivery of our student experience in the Department. As Reader, the role will have an emphasis on curriculum development, quality-enhancement initiatives, development and sharing of good practice at department and Faculty level, and leadership in cross-Faculty educational initiatives and activities.
We are seeking an outstanding and passionate educator in the Digital Humanities, broadly defined, with a track record of designing, delivering and leading Higher Education teaching at all levels. You will have led a major teaching programme or equivalent activity; or be able to demonstrate the aptitude to do so. Significant understanding of curriculum design in HE is essential, and evidence of engagement with the theory of HE pedagogy is an advantage. For this role, we are prioritizing skills in the following areas of the broader Digital Humanities: visualization for the humanities and/or social sciences, the teaching of coding, and other quantitative methods. You may have skills in key areas of the Digital Humanities beyond these, for example (and non-exhaustively) in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or Social Network Analysis. While the successful post holder will be equipped to instruct our students in the array of theory underlying these methods, we are interested in candidates who can also lead our teaching and training programmes in areas of critical digital practice related to these areas. As such, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with relevant professional experience outside academia.
In addition to its existing undergraduate and postgraduate offerings, the Department is currently building a suite of online programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and Executive and Professional Education courses. These take the form of short courses, career accelerators and other training activities aimed at early and mid-career professionals in sectors related to the Department’s work. These include non-exclusively Digital Economy, Digital Asset and Media Management, UX Design, and Digital Cultural Heritage. It is expected that the post holder’s scholarship and activities will contribute to these strands.
The Department supports and values highly excellence in scholarship fitting to the Academic Education Pathway role, which prioritises educational enquiry and innovation, and pedagogic development. Scholarship represents an important vehicle for our strategic aims in enhancing teaching, learning, the student experience, and the broader academic culture of the Faculty and the wider College.
Candidates with significant research outputs and profile, but with limited evidence of excellence in their educational practice and knowledge of innovative pedagogic practice and scholarship are unlikely to be shortlisted. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence attainment and potential in teaching and learning within an HE context.
King's is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from global majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities.
The post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract with a probation period, which is usually three years. The start date for this post is 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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