[Humanist] 29.624 new academic positions at King's College London

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jan 14 15:07:51 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 624.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:58:28 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: academic positions at King's College London

[I have been asked to circulate the following announcement of four new 
academic positions at King's College London, including a new 
professorship and three lectureships. The approval of these positions by 
the Faculty and College represents a strong endorsement of the 
Department and the discipline it has pioneered. It bodes very well 
indeed for the future of both.

Please help by circulating this announcement to anyone you think might 
be interested. --WM]

The Department of Digital Humanities is recruiting four new posts: three 
lectureships and a professorial post.  The Department is entering a 
period of growth and expansion building on our success in the 2014 
Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the rapid growth in student 
numbers on our four MA programmes, the recently launched BA in Digital 
Culture, and the PhD in Digital Humanities. In September 2016 the 
Department will launch a new MA in Big Data in Culture and Society. The 
Department through its research and teaching aims to make a 
world-leading contribution to understanding our digital lives, cultures 
and societies, and in the process to forge a strong understanding of the 
place of the humanities in today’s digital world. Further details of the 
posts can be found by following the links below:

The Department is seeking to appoint a Professor of Digital Humanities 
to provide intellectual and strategic leadership, world-leading 
research, and inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate 
level. The post holder will demonstrate exceptional performance in 
research, teaching and leadership, enhancing and extending the 
reputation of the Department as world-leading, including facilitating 
impact and knowledge exchange and identifying new areas for research and 

Lecturer in Digital Curation:
The Lecturer in Digital Curation will join the team teaching on the 
highly successful MA Digital Asset and Media Management, the MA Digital 
Curation, and will contribute to the BA Digital Culture where 
appropriate. The post holder must be able to demonstrate research 
strengths and comprehensive knowledge of the lifecycle management of 
digital assets, including digital preservation, metadata, and access, 
and be capable of translating this knowledge into innovative teaching 
that inspires our students. The post holder will have the opportunity to 
develop their research strengths in the area of digital curation and to 
extend into new directions and significant emergent areas, for example 
in digital forensics or aspects of semantic interoperability.

Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation:
The Lecturer in Digital Media Management and Innovation will join the 
teams teaching on the highly successful MA Digital Asset and Media 
Management and the BA Digital Culture. The post holder will provide 
internationally excellent research and teaching in digital media 
management with particular expertise in one or more of the following: 
management theory and practice in the digital media and content 
industries, digital marketing and digital advertising, digital economy 
and audiences, and innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital 

Lecturer in Digital Culture:
The Lecturer in Digital Culture will join the team teaching on the 
recently launched BA Digital Culture and will contribute to the MA 
programmes where appropriate. The successful applicant will have an 
interdisciplinary mindset drawing insights from different domains of 
human and social sciences, and from computing and information science, 
with research and expertise in digital technology and its implications 
on various fields of contemporary society and culture. We particularly 
welcome applicants with research and teaching strengths in either 
Internet studies and theoretical approaches to the Internet or those 
with strengths in researching online communities and the creative 
potential of the internet including web publishing, web design and 
knowledge representation.

Professor Sheila Anderson
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL
Tel: 020 7848 1981
Mob: 07872 422529
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, Western Sydney University

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