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King’s College London : Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Culture and Creative Computing

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Digital Culture and Creative Computing (teaching and research). Application deadline: March 14 2022

 

Job description

The post will make a central contribution to the culture and profile of the department, inspiring new developments in research and teaching in all areas related to the analysis of cultural and social data and creative computing. The departement is looking for a range of expertise to support the fast-expanding Master programmes in Big Data, Digital Culture, Digital Economy and Digital Asset and Media Management as well as the BA in Digital Media and Culture.
The post holder will have a sound knowledge of the theories and practices of computing and quantitative analysis in the humanities and/or social sciences. Researchers with experience in areas such as, but not limited to, data analytics and quantitative methods, artificial intelligence, creative computing, digital methods, the study of social media, and the exploration of historical, creative or artistic data. Experience of at least one programming language such as R or Python and the ability to teach it (or them) at beginner and intermediate level is an advantage.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline for the post. They will be an inspiring practitioner and researcher, and a skilled educator with experience of both face-to-face and online teaching and assessment in Higher Education. They can demonstrate a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework. In keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants will be expected to demonstrate a deep commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society.

The position will build on the Department’s existing research strengths. As well as developing research and informing dissertations and research projects across the curricula, the successful post-holder will contribute to new and emerging Faculty/College-wide initiatives in the area.

Candidates will contribute to the life and reputation of the Department, the Faculty, and the College through their research and by taking on an appropriate academic leadership role, contributing to internal networks and collaborations, taking part in external national and international activities, and undertaking industry and public engagement where appropriate. The successful candidate may be asked to contribute to relevant extra-curricular activities, such as the Department’s recently launched student Coding Lab.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver outstanding teaching in both face-to-face and online modes for BA and MA optional and compulsory modules
  • Provide high quality supervisory guidance and leadership for BA and MA courses, modules, and dissertations, as well as high-quality supervision to PhD students
  • Assess coursework and examinations as required
  • Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system
  • Conduct excellent research including publishing peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and/or books and research monographs, generating grant income, public engagement, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem
  • Fulfil administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
  • [Senior Lecturer level] Demonstrating academic leadership in education and research

 

To find out more about the position and to apply, click here.

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