[Humanist] 29.519 professorial/reader positions at Northumbria; PhD studetships at North Carolina

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 519.
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (20)
        Subject: professorial & reader positions at Northumbria, Newcastle

  [2]   From:    "Kelly, Diane" <dianek at email.unc.edu>                     (23)
        Subject: Last Call: Applicants for UNC PhD Program

        Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:15:36 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: professorial & reader positions at Northumbria, Newcastle

Professor/Reader in Digital Living
Engineering and Environment 
Northumbria University, Newcastle

Ref: EAE15/21 (MDRT) 
Salary: Professor salary: Competitive; Reader salary: £49,230 - £57,047 

Faculty of Engineering and Environment and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Department of Architecture & Built Environment
Department of Computer Science & Digital Technologies
Department of Mathematics & Information Sciences 
Department of Psychology

Northumbria University, Newcastle is now in the UK top 50 for research power and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university following the  results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of research quality in UK universities. To further strengthen our world-leading research areas we are investing to develop exciting opportunities in multi-disciplinary research. 

The Digital Living multidisciplinary research theme is a university wide initiative which draws together expertise from the Faculty of Engineering & Environment, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, and Faculty of Business & Law. Digital Living is focused on secure digital cities and, specifically, is concerned with digital technology, the city, security, and economy at the intersection of which lie relationships between people, technology, and place. A key focus of investigation which unites and transcends these core issues is data - how it is acquired, stored, managed, processed, kept secure, made available, presented, and visualised together with considerations of data privacy. 

We seek to appoint high calibre individuals at Professorial and Reader level with an excellent international reputation in any of the research areas relevant to the Digital Living multidisciplinary research theme. Depending on your core discipline area you will be based in the Department of Architecture & Built Environment, Department of Computer Science & Digital Technologies, Department of Mathematics & Information Sciences, or the Department of Psychology. You will drive and enhance the best quality research, teaching, and entrepreneurial activities, and actively encourage this amongst colleagues. We will consider high quality applicants whose research will contribute to the Digital Living theme, as described, which might include those with expertise in, for example, big data and data science, data security and digital identities, urban or geo-informatics, health data, or the social and economic impact of large scale digital platforms and services. 

You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have leading  subject expertise in an area relevant to the Digital Living theme with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within an appropriate field and a publication profile commensurate with the post of Professor/Reader are essential. 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact: 

Professor Ruth Dalton (Architecture & Built Environment) Tel: +44 (0)191 227 4107 Email: ruth.dalton at northumbria.ac.uk; Dr Paul Vickers (Computer Science & Digital Technologies) Tel: +44 (0)191 243 7614, Email: paul.vickers at northumbria.ac.uk; Professor Julie McLeod (Information Sciences)  Tel: +44 (0)191 227 3764, Email: julie.mcleod at northumbria.ac.uk; Professor Lynne Coventry (Department of Psychology)  Tel: + 44 (0) 191 227 7772, Email lynne.coventry at northumbria.ac.uk 

For more information about the Digital Living theme please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/digitalliving
To apply please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with a covering letter detailing a summary of your research ambitions over the next 3-5 years. Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of 2 referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. All candidates are also requested to complete the attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. 

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and in welcoming applications from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups. 

This post will close at 12:00 noon on 18 January 2016

        Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:19:42 +0000
        From: "Kelly, Diane" <dianek at email.unc.edu>
        Subject: Last Call: Applicants for UNC PhD Program

Last Call: Applicants for UNC PhD Program

PhD Opportunities at University of North Carolina

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants to our PhD program for
start in August 2016.

Our doctoral program provides intensive, highly flexible and customizable
preparation for a range of careers including those in academia and
research centers. 

The program consists of a combination of coursework and independent and
guided research in the areas of information interaction, organization and
search; archival science and digital curation; health informatics and 21st
century libraries. 

For those interested in pursuing faculty positions, we offer extensive
training in teaching and curriculum development.

We expect to provide 4 years of funding (tuition, stipend and health
insurance) to all PhD students.

The application period is open only until December 15.

For more information about our PhD Program and the application process
see: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/graduate/phd

Questions? Email Professor Barbara Wildemuth, Doctoral Program Director,
at wildemuth at unc.edu.

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