The Department of Digital Humanities is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Digital Humanities and Cultural Computation (Education & Research) to contribute to our teaching and research in all areas related to computational research in the Digital Humanities.
We are seeking a passionate researcher and educator with a sound knowledge of at least one area of the Digital Humanities broadly defined. This may include quantitative methods, cultural analytics, relevant areas of the social sciences, or the use of structured and/or complex data to represent and explore the human social and cultural record. We welcome colleagues with one or more specialization in a relevant area or areas such as, but not limited to: network analysis, data visualization, qualitative text analysis, research on social media, or the exploration of structured social or cultural datasets using quantitative methods. We are also seeking candidates with experience of at least one programming language, such as R or Python, and its application to these areas, and the ability to teach coding at beginner and intermediate level.
We are looking for a range of expertise to support our fast-expanding Masters programmes in digital culture, digital economy and digital asset and media management as well as our BA in Digital Media and Culture.
This post is an opportunity for a qualified individual to play a major role in shaping the Department’s evolving vision of Digital Humanities research and teaching. The post holder will complement existing teaching in the Department and offer students new opportunities in the quantitative analysis of the social and cultural record, supporting student specialisation in a range of related areas. A focus on linking practice with recent theoretical approaches to quantitative analysis, both in teaching and research, will be particularly appreciated.
Successful candidates will also undertake pastoral and administrative duties, including personal tutoring and contribution to Departmental, Faculty and University administration.
Candidates will contribute to the life and reputation of the Department, the Faculty, and the College through taking on an appropriate administrative role, contributing to internal networks and collaborations, taking part in external national and international activities, and undertaking industry and public engagement where appropriate.
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.
This post is an open-ended position with a probation period, which is usually three years.
This post will be offered on a full-time contract from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.