Building on two decades of success as a world-leading centre for the innovative use of technology in arts, humanities and heritage research, the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) is looking to appoint two research associates to assist in the development of their expanded research programme in the Digital Humanities. With a background in a humanities discipline and an understanding of digital humanities methodologies, you will carry out foundational research on a focused group of new projects involving cutting edge research problems and methodologies. Research Associate 1 will work on research projects investigating current patterns of personal, academic, and institutional digital engagement and practice, using ethnographic research methods, under the general theme of Understanding Human Culture in the Digital Future. Research Associate 2 will work on research projects involving the acquiring, processing and analysing of digital 2D, 3D and moving images, including the relationship between images and text, under the general theme of Image and Vision Research. Your research will lead to external funding applications and contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Faculty.
You will have or be very close to receiving a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a humanities discipline and an awareness of recent developments in the field of Digital Humanities. Technical knowledge in Digital Humanities methodologies and experience of conducting research using one or more of the following Digital Humanities methodologies: using databases, XML markup, computational linguistic algorithms, data visualisations and/or image manipulation techniques (2D, 3D, film and Virtual Reality) is essential.