Professorship or Sr. Lectureship in Digital Humanities, Lancaster University

The newly-formed Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University, Lancaster, U.K., seeks applications for a professorship or senior lectureship in Digital Humanities. The creation of this interdisciplinary position is part of the university’s goal of becoming a “centre of excellence” for ICT in the humanities and arts. Duties will include developing a research agenda; working with academic departments to establish new degree curricula at the postgraduate level; pursing research funding from external agencies; liasing with external stakeholders such as museums, libraries and galleries; advising colleagues in the faculty about digital research methods; promoting use of advanced ICT throughout the university; and helping to establish an international profile for Lancaster University in this field.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant research area, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary engagement; demonstrated excellence in the use of advanced ICT relating to the humanities or arts; track record of relevant publication; proven ability to attract external research funding; teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; experience designing relevant programs of study.

This permanent appointment will begin in the summer of 2006. Application closing date is January 20, 2006. For a complete job announcement and instructions on application procedures, visit the Lancaster University employment website, or contact Professor Tony Gatrell, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.