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28 February 2017

Department of Digital Humanities New Academic Posts

Department of Digital Humanities New Academic Posts: Professor, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers

Bush House
Bush House

King’s College London is making a significant investment in the Department of Digital Humanities as part of an ambitious programme of growth in existing and emergent research areas and expansion in student numbers across its five MA programmes and the BA Digital Culture.  We are seeking to recruit exceptional candidates to join the Department no later than 1st September, who can enthuse and inspire our students, conduct world-leading research, and contribute to the life and reputation of the Department through academic leadership and public engagement.                         

Professor (1 post) – Candidates will be scholars of international standing with an outstanding research profile and publications record, including experience of successful grant capture from high-quality funders, and be able to provide inspiring and innovative teaching and supervision for students. The successful applicant will provide leadership across the full range of the Department’s activities, and be able to mentor and motivate staff at all levels.  With a track record of successful partnerships, collaborations, and external networks, the post-holder will play a leading role in the strategic development and profile of the digital humanities at King’s and internationally.

Senior Lecturer (up to 3 posts) – Candidates will be scholars of international standing with a strong research and publication record and evidence of or potential for research income generation.  The successful applicants will play a key role in leading work across the Department to enhance our research strengths, to develop new and emergent research areas, to innovate in teaching practice and pedagogy, and to contribute to our underpinning values of co-research and collaboration.

Lecturer posts (up to 4 posts) – Candidates will be on their way to becoming scholars of international standing with a research and publication trajectory that illustrates this ambition.  They will contribute to the further development of the Department’s research strengths, provide high-quality teaching and supervision, and work collaboratively within the Department and beyond.

We are seeking to recruit in the following areas:

  • Digital Asset Management, Curation, and Preservation, including: digital asset and media management fundamentals; digital rights management; information ethics; policy and strategy
  • Critical Humanities Infrastructure studies, including: critical technical practice; digital information and data infrastructures; participatory architectures; open and closed data; digital ecosystems
  • Digital Making in the Humanities, including: programming (as a creative process); interaction design; interface studies; maker culture
  • Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, including one or more of: cultural and social analytics; advanced humanities computational methods; network analysis, literacies, and effects; qualitative methods
  • Digital Economy, including: digital industries and internet cultures; consumers and audiences; data and marketing, advertising, brands and branding
  • Digital Culture and Society, including: global cultures; migration/mobility; ethnicity; gender; visual arts and culture
  • Theories of Digitality, including: theories of new media; critical debates in digital culture; algorithmic culture; the foundations of digital culture

To apply for these posts, please go to and register to download and submit the specified application form. Please indicate on the application form which area you are interested in and at what level.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the roles please contact Professor Sheila Anderson, Head of Department, at or 020 7848 1981