Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Exeter

College of Humanities

This permanent, full time post is available from 1st July 2017.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

At Exeter, we integrate digital methods and practices into the heart of our Humanities research. We are fascinated by the fresh research questions, interdisciplinary opportunities and diverse new fields of study catalysed by digital research, and we host an expanding range of projects in this specialism. Above all, Digital Humanities enables us to extend research enquiries in the Humanities, to formulate new questions, to forge productive collaborations across disciplines and to deliver outputs and impacts, training and teaching, that are more accessible and more widely understood than ever before. Increased investment by the University has led to the creation of an exciting new laboratory and research space due to open in June 2017.
We are looking for a research leader with an international reputation to shape and direct the strategic development of digital humanities at Exeter. Applicants will be instinctive innovators in this fast-expanding research area with a proven record of excellence in funded projects and field-leading publications. In addition to an outstanding research portfolio, you must be a skilled and committed teacher with a vision for the integration of digital approaches and applications in the student experience. You should also have an established profile in the appropriate professional networks and organisations and a demonstrable capacity to develop collaborations with a variety of non-HE partners.
The post-holder will be based at Exeter’s Streatham campus in one of the following disciplines: Archaeology, Art History and Visual Culture, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Professor James Clark, Associate Dean for Research in Humanities and Chair of the College’s Digital Humanities Strategy Group, email: or telephone: (01392) 725684.

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