University of Western SydneyProfessor in Digital Humanities

School of Humanities & Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney

Position Description: http://careers.uws.edu.au/Current-Vacancies

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts brings together scholars with interdisciplinary research interests in the following fields: advertising, anthropology, Asian studies, cultural studies, graphic design, history, international relations, journalism, linguistics and modern languages, literature and literary studies, media and visual studies, media production, music recording and performance, music therapy, philosophy, photography, political and social theory, religious studies, and web design.

Their research intersects with the focal areas of a range of University Research Institutes and Centres: The Institute for Culture and Society, The MARCS Institute, The Religion and Society Research Centre, and the Writing and Society Research Centre. In the area of Digital Humanities, the School will be working in very close collaboration with the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and with the eResearch team.

In addition to researchers from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, the Digital Humanities Research Group is expected to incorporate researchers from the technology disciplines, primarily, from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and to develop close links with the UWS eResearch Team.

Applications are invited for the continuing position of Professor (Academic Level E) from scholars with outstanding teaching and research strengths in Digital Humanities. The position will be responsible for providing academic leadership and for developing research and teaching programs in the Digital Humanities.

As the Professor in Digital Humanities, you will be responsible for leading and developing the new Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG). You will have a PhD and a demonstrable record of excellent teaching and high quality international publications in the area of Digital Humanities, and success in obtaining competitive research funding and delivery on the projects.

You will bring with you management and leadership skills, and experience in generating and managing large collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. You will be responsible for the DHRG’s intra- and inter-institutional relations, and for the development of both a strategic and 3-year operational plan for the Research Group.

The School operates in a multi-campus environment and the successful applicant is expected to teach on all campuses on which the School operates in face-to-face teaching delivery and/or through blended learning technologies. This position will be located at the Parramatta campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level E AUD$189,215 p.a. (comprising Salary AUD$160,629, 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Closing Date: 13 March 2013

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