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Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and Creative Arts
Canterbury Canterbury New Zealand
Full Time
University of Canterbury

Postdoctural Fellow in Digital Humanities and Creative Arts

School of Humanities and Creative Arts

College of Arts

  • Full-time 37.5hrs (1 FTE)
  • 24 Months fixed-term

The School of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) invites applications for the fixed-term position of Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a Humanities or Social Sciences discipline, university-level teaching experience, high quality research outputs (or evidence of a strong, developing research agenda), as well as a track record of practical interest and involvement in Digital Humanities activities.

In addition to undertaking high quality research, teaching into UC's Digital Humanities programme, the Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities will assist with the further development of the UC Arts Digital Lab, and in particular the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive project. The successful candidate is expected to be an active member of the Lab, and to contribute according to skills and experience, so a track record of technical or project management contributions to DH projects will be an advantage. The role is expected to be comprised of 50% independent research, 25% contribution to Lab research projects, and 25% teaching.

The School of Humanities and Creative Arts within the University of Canterbury covers a wide range of disciplines, including Art History and Theory, Classics, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Fine Arts, History, Music and Philosophy. Digital Humanities activities and projects are common in all areas of the Schools activity and across the broader College of Arts. Consequently our Digital Humanities programme is committed to supporting digital activity College wide, and we actively seek productive collaborations within the college and throughout the university.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of People Prepared to Make a Difference.You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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