Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre reaching across the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We have strong associations with Cambridge’s many museums and collections, work closely with the University Library, and have links to many other faculties and research centres.
The successful applicant will convene the new CDH-led MPhil programme in Digital Humanities to be launched in September 2022 and will work with the CDH Director and Learning Director to further develop the programme as it expands into new areas. They will offer postgraduate teaching and supervision, and they will also take on doctoral students in CDH and the Faculty of English. The role is likely to involve UG teaching in future years as CDH develops. Primary responsibilities of the role will be to CDH.
We are seeking candidates with a wide range of expertise in Digital Humanities, which we conceive as an expansive and intrinsically inter-disciplinary field, that brings together research focussed around collections, platforms, digital methods, public cultures, digital aesthetics, cultural analytics, digital media studies, medium theory, and cultural critique.
The post will be based in the Faculty of English, and we welcome applications from candidates whose DH work directly engages with English literature or other media. However, we also welcome other DH specialisms including: cultural analysis, archival cultures, film and visual cultures, digital media studies, digital methods, AI and humanities research, activism and critical media, race, decolonization and epistemic change. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Digital Humanities as their interdisciplinary home, and through their research and teaching, they will make a substantial contribution to the range, scope and depth of the work at CDH.