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Seeking a new UCLDH Associate Director (ECR), a voluntary role

Lucy Stagg19 May 2022

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.

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We are seeking a new Associate Director – Early Career (ECR) from within the UCL community to help shape the strategy and direction of UCLDH in its second decade. 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
  • DH skills and training
  • Community building
  • Accessibility in DH
  • Multilingual DH

As an equal 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. However, as an unpaid leadership role, you will not be expected to contribute to day-to-day tasks that would better be classed as employment. The successful candidate will receive mentorship from one of the fellow directors.

The Centre hosts a number of initiatives, including the collaborative Digital Humanities Longview seminar and the Susan Hockey lecture, as well as physical infrastructure in the form of a digitisation suite. 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). 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 new member of the Management Group 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.

How to Apply:

Please send a 1-page cover letter and 1-page CV to lucy.stagg@ucl.ac.uk by Monday 20th June 2022.

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

Job opportunity: Associate Professor in Information Studies

Lucy Stagg15 December 2021

UCL Dept of Information Studies are seeking an innovative researcher and experienced lecturer to appoint to a full-time post beginning in March 2022.

They are particularly interested in applicants with demonstrable experience and expertise in cross disciplinary research which intersects with one or more of the broad areas represented in the Department, which includes Digital Humanities.

The post holder will be Programme Director for the new BSc Information in Society which will be offered from 2024 by the Department from the new UCL East campus within the School for the Creative & Cultural Industries (SCCI).

You can read more and apply on UCL’s job portal

Research Fellow vacancies for The Sloane Lab – deadline extended

Lucy Stagg16 November 2021

The Department of Information Studies at UCL is are seeking to appoint two Research Fellows to contribute to project “The Sloane Lab: Looking back to build future shared collections”, led by UCL in partnership with the British Museum and Natural History Museum.

The Sloane Lab project has been funded under the ‘Towards a National Collection’ call, which has seen the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award £14.5m to 5 research projects to connect the UK’s cultural artefacts and historical archives in new and transformative ways. The aim of the programme is to use new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) to reveal the first insights into how thousands of disparate collections could be explored by public audiences and academic researchers in the future.

Closing date extended to 2nd January 2022

Research Fellow in Advanced Data Architectures for Digital Humanities

Senior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing

For job descriptions and person specifications, please go to the links above.  Please email Hanna James for more information regarding this role at h.james@ucl.ac.uk.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at UCL including but, not exclusive, to disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, especially women.

Job Advert: Digital Humanities Lecturer/Associate Professor

Adam Crymble15 November 2021

The Department of Information Studies at UCL is currently advertising a permanent post, Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Humanities. The closing date for application is 21 November 2021.

Please email Professor Elizabeth Shepherd for any questions related to the post at e.shepherd@ucl.ac.uk

Full details: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CKK702/lecturer-associate-professor-in-digital-humanities

Doctoral Studentship for ‘Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections’

Julianne Nyhan18 May 2017

Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections is a research project based at the British Museum in collaboration with UCLDH. The project started in October 2016 and will run for three years until 30 September 2019. The objective of Enlightenment Architectures is to understand the intellectual structures of Sloane’s own manuscript catalogues of his collections and with them the origins of the Enlightenment disciplines and information management practices they helped to shape. The project will employ a pioneering interdisciplinary combination of curatorial, traditional humanities and Digital Humanities research to examine Sloane’s catalogues which reveal the way in which he and his contemporaries collected, organised and classified the world, through their descriptions, cross-references and codes.

The project has received generous funding from the Leverhulme Trust. Included in the grant is a three year fully funded doctoral research studentship. As explained on the UCL Application Portal:

The aim of the studentship will be to use Sloane’s catalogues as a test bed on which to conduct research on how digital interrogation, inferencing and analysis techniques can allow new knowledge to be created about the information architectures of manuscript catalogues such as those of Sloane. The proposed research must also have a strong critical and analytical dimension so that it can be set within our wider framework of academic inquiry that is concerned with understanding how collections and their documentation together formed a cornerstone of the “laboratories” of the emergent Enlightenment.

Initial applications are now being taken, with a closing date of 31st May 2017. Read more about the studentship and how to apply

Postdoctoral Opening, CREST Centre, UCL, UK

ucacngo5 July 2012

We have a new post open at the intersection of music analysis, information theory, and computer science.  More details below…

Research Associate in Information Theoretic Music Analysis
Computer Science Department
CREST Centre, UCL

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)
£32,055 -£38,744 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Associate post on an EPSRC-funded grant in the CREST centre at UCL, working on the relationship between Information Theory and Music Analysis. We seek a candidate with a track record in either of these two areas (Information Theory or Music Analysis), but fully recognise that we are unlikely to receive applications from those with significant expertise in both. Therefore, we will be very happy to consider applications from those with an excellent track record in one or other of these two areas (although candidates who are conversant to some degree with the area in which they are not expert will be at an advantage).

Funding for this appointment runs until 31st August 2014 in the first instance.

Key Requirements
Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or will shortly be assessed for a PhD level qualification.
Publication in relevant leading peer reviewed conferences and/or journals is essential.

Further Details
Informal enquiries about the post are welcome. Please contact Dr Nicolas Gold (n.gold@ucl.ac.uk).

To apply and get further details visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/index.php and search for vacancy ref: 1262231

If you have any administrative queries regarding the vacancy or the
application process, please e-mail crest-admin@cs.ucl.ac.uk or telephone +44
(0)20 7679 0325.

Closing Date
1 Aug 2012

Interview Date
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 1st October 2012. When applying please ensure that you are able to attend to present a talk and be interviewed on this date. We shall not be able to re-arrange the interview date should you be unable to attend.

Interdisciplinary Research posts

Claire L H Warwick20 February 2012

I’m delighted to say that the UCL Faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences are advertising three new Research Associate posts in interdisciplinary research in Arts and Humanities. Unlike a more traditional Research Fellowship, where an individual goes away and works for three years on an individual project, these must involve work across different disciplines. The people we are hoping to appoint must be able to work on an interdisciplinary topic within a single subject, or create connections between two or more subject areas within the arts and humanities or link arts and humanities research with that in other disciplinary areas. They must also work in a team-based, multi-disciplinary context, whether they decide to do this in the context of an existing group or to found their own.

These posts are likely to be highly competitive, but still, I hope that we shall see some good applicants from DH and from the wider field of Information Studies. Many of us enjoy working across disciplinary boundaries after all, and most of us work in teams. It would also be a great way to further the excellent links we have with other parts of UCL.

If you are interested in applying, please read the guidance notes carefully. I can’t stress too much that these are not like traditional research fellowships, and neither is the application process. Before you apply you must have identified at least one UCL member of staff as a potential mentor and if your research would take place within an existing interdisciplinary centre such as UCLDH, the European Institute or Early Modern Exchanges you must have discussed your proposal with the head of that centre too. Please do get in touch with people as soon as possible before the deadline to discuss your ideas and proposed research: we will not accept applications from people who have not identified individuals and groups that they would like to work with, and gained their support.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

British Academy Postdocs

Claire L H Warwick23 August 2011

The British Academy has just launched its latest call for Postdocs and the deadline is 12 October. We at UCLDH are always happy to welcome researchers with exciting new DH projects that fit well with our interests. So if you’d like to come to us to do a BA Postdoc, we’d be happy to talk to you about it. Time is quite short, so please get in touch with me (DM or email) asap, at the very latest by 12 September. That allows us time to discuss ideas, meet if possible, and talk about your application.

Your project will need to fit in well with what we do here. Also do remember that there isn’t usually much money for things like technical input, programmer time, digitisation etc in such grants, and we can’t pay for that ourself, so please read the guidlines carefully and make sure your project is possible given what’s covered in the budget. We can provide advice and help, but we won’t do all the techie stuff for you- that’s your job as a DH postdoc.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you….

JOB: Research Assistant at MAA

Sarah Davenport22 November 2010

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge is looking for a Research Assistant with a salary ranging from £23,566 to £26,523 pa. Tenure ends on 31 January 2013:

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks an experienced museum professional to work on an EC project on access to digital collections.  The MAA is a contributing partner in the ECLAP project and is looking to appoint a Research Assistant to compile the MAA resources for the project, assist in the completion of deliverables relevant to the MAA role and contribute to the overall development of the project. The person appointed to this post will have a good background knowledge of digital museum collections access and outreach as well as a relevant museum qualification or corresponding experience. A degree in archaeology or related subject would be a strong advantage. Strong computer skills are essential. [World University Jobs]

There’s a detailed job description [PDF] available, and any queries can be sent to Wendy.Brown@maa.cam.ac.uk. The closing date is 15 December 2010.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Claire L H Warwick21 October 2010

I’ve been thinking about the plight of PhD students, after Claire Ross’ excellent blog entry. I thought it might be useful to consider what might happen at the other end of the PhD. At UCLDH we are part of the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities who have agreed to contribute to the costs of a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship for a department in the faculty. So if you are a PhD student who is about to finish or has just finsihed your thesis, you might want to think about applying for one of these.

Once again these fellowships are highly competitive, but we would like to encourage applicants to think about working on research topics in Digital Humanities at UCLDH. The Leverhulme deadline is in March, but if you are interested you need to start the process soon. Departments have to prioritise applicants for the internal selection process and completed proposals have to be submitted to the Faculty by 1 Febrary at the latest. So it makes sense to contact us as soon as possible to discuss ideas for your research and how to write the best possible proposal. We at UCLDH know quite a lot about research proposals: we write and read lots of them, so are happy to advise on this, if you can contact us in good time. As usual, please email with informal enquiries: further information will also be posted on the Leverhulme website