[Humanist] 29.359 PhD studentships at Durham; asst professorship at Brock

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 359.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "EDDY M.D." <m.d.eddy at DURHAM.AC.UK>                       (30)
        Subject: Durham Visual Culture PhD Studentships

  [2]   From:    Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>                            (33)
        Subject: Job Posting: Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping

        Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:43:01 +0000
        From: "EDDY M.D." <m.d.eddy at DURHAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Durham Visual Culture PhD Studentships

Dear All,

Just a note to say that Durham is offering several  visual culture PhD studentships.  If any of your MA students are interested in the history of science, medicine or philosophy, then I would be happy to advise.  I note that the these awards will attract applicants who have achieved outstanding results on their undergraduate degree and whose MA work shows much promise.

Best Wishes,


Dr Matthew D Eddy, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 50 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom. (44) 191 334 6550. http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.d.eddy/

Leverhulme Application Guidance Notes for entry October 2016

Up to 7 fully-funded three-year PhD studentships are currently available in the Durham Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture (DLITP VC) for October 2016. We welcome applications from graduates in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and life sciences who wish to pursue a PhD in visual science or visual culture. It is expected that candidates will have a strong first degree in a relevant discipline (2.1 minimum), together with an excellent Master's qualification, also in a relevant field.

Students for whom visual culture generously defined is integral to their research may apply to any of the University's departments<https://www.dur.ac.uk/departments/>. Students need to be accepted by a department first to be considered for an award. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications with potential supervisors if they wish. The full supervisory team will however only be finalised after an offer has been made. Successful applicants will participate in the scheme's activities, such as the summer school in July each year, which they will help to design and organize.

There is a two-stage application process for the Programme:
1.    Two formal applications to both the University (online) and to the Programme (supplementary form to complete).
2.    Selection day for shortlisted candidates, which will be held in Durham on 14 - 15 March 2016. Travel expenses (within the UK) and one night's accommodation will be provided for those invited to attend.

STAGE 1: Formal applications

The deadline for both formal applications to Durham University is 15 JANUARY 2016. Please ensure that you submit both the online form and supplementary page.

Applications to join the Durham Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture will be accepted through the Durham University online application portal and applicants should complete the Online Application Form<https://banss.dur.ac.uk/blive_ssb/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon>. Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the general information<https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/> provided for prospective postgraduate students at Durham University.

Notes for completing the University Online Application Form;
1.    Programme Applied For: Choose PhD in Visual Culture (Leverhulme) from the drop-down menu. The programme code for DLITP VC is R9A401.
2.    Department: When asked to indicate a department, please choose the department that is best placed to provide your main supervisor and that best corresponds to your previous qualifications. Students on the DLITP may be registered to study in any of Durham's Schools and Departments<https://www.dur.ac.uk/departments/>, as long as the project is related to an aspect of visual culture as defined by the programme.
3.    Accommodation. All successful applicants will be offered (acceptance is not compulsory) accommodation and membership of one of the Programme's home colleges - Trevelyan College and St Cuthbert's College.
4.    Field of Study. Please put here 'Visual Culture'
5.    Finance and Funding. All successful applicants will be offered a DLITP VC PhD studentship, which covers both tuition fees (at UK and EU level) and a living allowance. Due to the terms and conditions of the award, the studentship is only open to Home and EU students.

Notes for completing the Supplementary Application Form;
1.    The Durham Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Training Partnership in Visual Culture application form<https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/cvac/postgraduatestudy/visualscholarships/apply/DurhamLeverhulmeInterdisciplinaryTrainingPartnershipinVisualCultureapplicationform.doc>(click the title to download). The key element of this is a 750 word statement to demonstrate an aptitude for interdisciplinary research. This should not simply supplicate your research proposal.
2.    A full CV (including undergraduate and taught masters module marks and exam results)
3.    Please email the above to cvac at durham.ac.uk<mailto:cvac at durham.ac.uk> with the title of the documents:

[Your name ] Supplementary Form

[Your name ] CV

[Your name] other documentation

STAGE 2: Selection Day

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the 26 February 2015 and provided with full details of the selection process. During the visit, there will be tours, talks and a short interview.

Successful candidates will be notified on 23 March 2016, and would be expected to give a firm acceptance by 8 April 2016.

        Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:35:00 +0000
        From: Andrew Roth <aroth2 at brocku.ca>
        Subject: Job Posting: Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping

Assistant Professor - Digital Prototyping
Brock University

Application Deadline Nov. 1st, 2015

Employment Status:      Probationary Tenure-Track
Faculty:        Faculty of Humanities
Department:     Centre for Digital Humanities

Start:  2016-07-01

Job Summary

The Centre for Digital Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor. Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. It will begin July 1, 2016.

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) offers an undergraduate program in Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) that supports learning in a wide range of practices and disciplines informed by human-computer interaction, visualization, and simulation. The IASC programs (BA, BA Honours, Combined Major, and Minor) are partnered with a variety of academic units within and outside the Faculty of Humanities, including the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Faculty in the CDH also have the opportunity to contribute to Brock's Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD program which includes a specialization in Digital Humanities. In September, 2016, the CDH, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, will launch the GAME program in collaboration with Niagara College.

The CDH is a founding partner of Innovate Niagara and the Generator at One, the region’s interactive media incubator and production facility where IASC students regularly intern and are mentored by industry professionals. The CDH is also partnered with BioLinc, a business incubator facility housed on the Brock campus.


The successful candidate will be a Humanities scholar whose body of work advances the field of digital prototyping with original thinking and impact. Such work may take the form of published writings, innovative forms of scholarship, research/creation, critically informed design, curriculum, and/or community engagement. Given the emergent nature of interactive media, the successful applicant should expect to provide leadership through transformative research and teaching as well as informed curriculum development and engagement with industry and community partners. In addition, applicants should have an exemplary teaching record that demonstrates a commitment to progressive learner-centred pedagogy. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or have a doctoral defence date set.

The successful candidate will teach four half courses per academic year and will contribute to a vibrant culture of research and creation. Courses at the undergraduate level may include critical theory and analysis in topic areas related to digital prototyping, as well as introductory courses related to interactive media and digital scholarship more generally.


The deadline for completed applications is November 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research plan, evidence of successful university-level teaching, and an articulation of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to:

Clara Suba (csuba at brocku.ca<mailto:csuba at brocku.ca>)
Administrative Assistant
Centre for Digital Humanities
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2S 3A1

For inquiries, please contact:
Professor David Hutchison (dhutchison at brocku.ca<mailto:dhutchison at brocku.ca>)
Director, Centre for Digital Humanities

Brock University, which has more than 18,500 students, is situated on the Niagara Escarpment within an hour’s drive from Toronto and Buffalo.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to self-identify voluntarily as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/26360 and include the completed form with their application.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/6557). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at www.brocku.ca<http://www.brocku.ca> ; information concerning the Centre for Digital Humanities and its programs can be found at: www.brocku.ca/cdh<http://www.brocku.ca/cdh>.

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