[Humanist] 28.929 senior lectureship at King's College London

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 1 06:58:15 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 929.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:15:22 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: senior lecture in digital cultures

Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures
King's College London

The post is part of an ambitious and successful project of interaction 
and exchange of research and teaching across the Department of Culture, 
Media and Creative Industries and the Department of Digital Humanities. 
CMCI and DH are now seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer to commence 
work for no later than September 2015. The post will play a key role in 
leading work across the departments, in particular to resource new and 
developing research strengths evident from our joint 2014 REF submission 
and to build on the work of the current three joint appointments. The 
post-holder will contribute to the continuing success of the MA Digital 
Culture and Society, and will join the team teaching on and further 
developing the BA Digital Cultures.

The successful candidate will undertake research, teaching and 
administration as directed by the Head of Department for Culture, Media 
and Creative Industries, the Head of Digital Humanities and the Dean of 
Faculty for Arts and Humanities. They will be an internationally 
excellent academic in the area of digital cultures and will have strong 
record of publications with the potential for impact and research income 
generation. They will have a clear plan for building research in digital 
cultures for the future and the next REF. They will be expected to 
foster existing and develop new connections with practitioners in the 
digital industries (in the UK and ideally overseas) and will be open to 
developing links with colleagues in other departments, and at other 
universities internationally. They will be expected to enhance the 
capacity of the Department to develop successful bids for research grant 
applications, and obtain funding from third sector source They will be 
required to take on administrative and leadership roles in either 
Department (although not at the same time) including in the future where 
required fixed term roles such as Head of Department, Research Director, 
Department Education Lead, and PhD Director, as well as playing an 
active role at School level on key committees and in key leadership 
roles. They will be involved in departmental level strategic planning in 
areas such as the balance of student recruitment, staff appointments and 
student and other performance matters. They will be expected to develop 
internal networks e.g. chairing and participating in institutional 
committees; as well as external networks that foster collaboration e.g. 
with external examiners and assessors, other educational bodies, 
employers and professional bodies. They will be proficient in making 
presentations or exhibitions at national or international conferences or 
other similar events in the cultural and creative industries. They will 
be able to contribute to the management of teaching and research 
quality, audit and other external assessments.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Anna 
Reading (Culture, Media and Creative Industries) via email at 
anna.reading at kcl.ac.uk or Professor Sheila Anderson (Digital Humanities) 
via email at sheila.anderson at kcl.ac.uk

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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