The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0418 Thursday, 29 August 2013
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:00 PM
Subject: New Digital Humanities Position at University of Tasmania
Reference Number :249 - Professor / Associate Professor of Digital Humanities
The University of Tasmania was founded in 1890 on the best of academic traditions that embrace excellence and commitment to free inquiry in the creation and application of knowledge. Ranked in the top 3 percent of universities worldwide and in the top 10 research universities in Australia, the University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.
Digital Humanities investigates the intersection of computing and humanities, in particular, how digital media affects the humanities disciplines in which they are used, and how humanities can contribute to computing and digital studies. The implications of this growing field are gaining relevance beyond the humanities and contribute to understanding globalization, mass information and social and cultural change.
The University is seeking to appoint a Professor / Associate Professor to lead research, teaching and creative practice in digital humanities. The appointee will strengthen research leadership on the Launceston campuses, consolidate and grow existing research culture and facilitate interdisciplinary research with staff in the humanities, social sciences and other faculties.
Candidates will have a PhD and an international reputation in a relevant humanities discipline with successful research collaborations using digital media, strong commitment to effective research training and demonstrated success in generating funding from a range of sources. Proven leadership and effective relationship management skills are considered essential.
The appointment will be made at either Level E or Level D in line with Opening UTAS to Talent: The UTAS Academic. This continuing position is located in Launceston. Travel to other campuses is required.
Dr. Rosemary Gaby
University of Tasmania
School of Humanities