Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities/Critical and Cultural Theory Ref 3211

School/department: School of Media, Film and Music
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term (12 months) 
Reference: 3211
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 05 June 2018 
Closing date: 05 July 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 September 2018

Job description

Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) in collaboration with the School of Media, Film and Music wish to appoint to a fixed term, non-renewable, fellowship in critical and cultural theory and Digital Humanities.

The Research Fellow is expected to contribute directly to the development of substantial new projects and funding bids undertaken by the SHL team.  Within this, you will develop a project & funding application aligned to SHL interests in one of the following areas:

  1. Science Fiction and Digital Humanities
  2. Artificial Life
  3. Automation and Gender
  4. Automation and Race

You will also contribute to other SHL-supported projects and play a role in the life of the lab.

The candidate will be appointed at post-doctoral level. The person appointed will have a specialism in one or more of the following areas: critical theories of media technology, science fiction and literary studies, media arts philosophy, code studies, critical infra-structure studies, digital media anthropology, medium theory.

We welcome applications from candidates from any of the above backgrounds with a knowledge of Digital Humanities practice and/or theory. 

They will understand and be committed to successful multi-disciplinary research projects and be able to co-design and co-produce projects from inception to completion. You should have a track record in grant development, and collaborative interdisciplinary working.

The Lab is designed to break down the boundaries between individual fields, and to facilitate radically trans-disciplinary work.

In particular, the programme is designed to bring together Cultural Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM researchers; combining art with code, history with informatics, aesthetics with statistics, media practice and media theory. 

The Programme is led by Professor Caroline Bassett. She is supported by a Core Management Team (CMT) including Co-Directors Tim Hitchcock, Rachel Thomson, and David Weir.

The programme of activities associated with SHL began in September 2015 and will run to September 2019.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact either Caroline Bassett or Amelia Wakeford

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How to apply

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