[Humanist] 23.784 job at King's College London: Professor and Chair, CCH/Digital Humanities
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Thu Apr 29 09:31:08 CEST 2010
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 784.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: job at King's College London: Professor and Chair, Digital Humanities
Chair and Head of Department
King's College London - Department of Digital Humanities, Centre for
Computing in the Humanities
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King's College London
is looking for a new Chair and Head of Department to succeed Harold
Short, the founding Director and Head of Department, who will be
retiring in September 2010 after 22 years in the College.
CCH is recognized as an international leader in the application of
technology in research in the arts and humanities. It is an academic
department in the School of Arts and Humanities, and operates on a
collaborative basis across discipline, institutional and national
boundaries. It is responsible for a PhD programme and three MA
programmes and for teaching at undergraduate level. It has a particular
focus on collaborative research, and at any one time is engaged in 30 or
more research projects. These cover a wide range of humanities
disciplines, including medieval studies, history, literature and
linguistics, art history and music, and also include a number of more
general information management projects in both humanities and the
social sciences. In collaboration with its research partners, it has
generated over £17 million in research grants over the past 7 years.
This is an important time of transition, and it is proposed that the
name will change to Department of Digital Humanities from October 2010.
The new appointment will be leading the department with a number of
specific goals in mind: strategic development to ensure that it
continues to fulfill its mission to reflect critically on, and make the
best use of, new technological developments in arts and humanities
research; the development of a strategy for success in the Research
Excellence Framework (REF, 2013), both with existing staff and through
new appointments; the development of a more broadly based collaborative
teaching programme; the continued growth of the PhD programme; the
extension of consultancy and knowledge transfer activities;
collaborative development of strategy and planning for the proposed
'Digital and Visual Cultures' theme within the Arts and Humanities
School, in co-operation with other departments.
While the Head of Department will have overall accountability for the
department's performance across its whole range of activity, the role is
seen primarily as a strategic one, working in close collaboration with
and strongly supported by the senior CCH team who will have operational
responsibilities in each of their areas of activity and who will also
contribute to the development of strategy, policy and planning. The new
Chair will be Head of Department for an initial 4-year term. Thereafter
it is envisaged that the Head of Department role will pass in turn to
The successful candidate will be an individual who has a proven record
of research excellence in the Digital Humanities. S/he will be able to
demonstrate strong leadership skills, and international standing in the
field. S/he will relish the idea of building on the success and
reputation of CCH with ideas of their own, and will bring vision about
how to maintain the department's position as an international leader in
its field as well as to develop in new areas of activity.
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and
experience, within the Professorial scale. Benefits include a final
salary superannuation scheme an annual season ticket loan scheme.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact the Head of
School, Professor Jan Palmowski via email at jan.palmowski at kcl.ac.uk.
Further details and application packs are available on the College's
website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively by emailing Human
Resources at jcmbjobs at kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should clearly state
the relevant job title and reference numbers A9/AAV/093/10 - LA.
Closing date: 19 May 2010.
Interviews will be held in early June; the date is to be confirmed.
Equality of opportunity is College policy
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
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