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Voluntary job role (Internal only): UCLDH Associate Director (ECR)

By Lucy Stagg, on 5 September 2023

Role Description

Salary: voluntary
Term: 2-year term once renewable

The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH) was founded in 2010 as a cross-faculty research centre that brings together a vibrant network of people who teach and research digital humanities in a wide range of disciplines, in the heart of London. UCLDH is led by a management group: Steven Gray (CASA – Director), Adam Crymble (Information Studies – Deputy Director), and Ulrich Tiedau (Dutch – Associate Director), and coordinated by Lucy Stagg (Institute of Advanced Studies).

We are seeking a new Early Career (ECR) Associate Director of UCLDH to help shape the strategy and direction of UCLDH in its second decade. You will be an early career scholar interested in digital humanities, and based within the UCL community. We define ‘Early Career’ broadly, and include those currently registered on a PhD programme. We particularly welcome expressions of interest from candidates with the following interests or expertise:

  • Early career researcher support
  • Remote community building
  • DH skills and training
  • Accessibility in DH
  • Multilingual DH

As an active member of the UCLDH Management Group, you will participate in meetings and decisions, and setting the agenda for future activity. Meetings usually take place remotely, approximately six times per year. You are welcome to participate fully or co-lead in the range of activities UCLDH offers, as well as to help establish new ones. As an unpaid leadership role, you will not be expected to contribute to day-to-day tasks that would better be classed as employment, unless you deem them of interest to you and your own career development. The successful candidate will receive mentorship from one of the fellow directors.

UCLDH is committed to a harassment-free space for all members, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or technical experience. The candidate will be expected to champion these values.

This post is linked to the UCL community and candidates should be a student or member of staff at UCL at the time of application, with at least 12 months remaining on their contract or period of study. If appointed, a candidate can remain in post while at UCL or while on the job search, but will be asked to stand down if they are no longer based at UCL and obtain a substantial post at another university or organisation.

How to Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and 1-page CV to lucy.stagg@ucl.ac.uk  by 25 September 2023.

Candidates are encouraged to seek the support of their supervisors if relevant, but UCLDH does not need evidence of that support.

Informal Queries

Informal queries can be made to Dr Adam Crymble, Deputy Director UCLDH at a.crymble@ucl.ac.uk

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