King's College London

Professor (x1), Senior Lecturer (x3) and Lecturer (x4) in Digital Humanities

Reference: THW/17/059639/000316
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

King’s College London is making a significant investment in the Department of Digital Humanities as part of an ambitious programme of growth and expansion in existing and emergent research areas and student numbers across its five MA programmes and the BA Digital Culture.
We are seeking to recruit exceptional candidates to join the Department no later than 1st September, who can enthuse and inspire our students, conduct world-leading research, and contribute to the life and reputation of the Department through academic leadership and public engagement.

Professor (1 post) – Candidates will be scholars of international standing with an outstanding research profile and publications record, including experience of successful grant capture from high-quality funders, and be able to provide inspiring and innovative teaching and supervision for students. The successful applicant will provide leadership across the full range of the Department’s activities, and be able to mentor and motivate staff at all levels. With a track record of successful partnerships, collaborations, and external networks, the post-holder will play a leading role in the strategic development and profile of the digital humanities at King’s and internationally.

Senior Lecturer (up to 3 posts) – Candidates will be scholars of international standing with a strong research and publication record and evidence of or potential for research income generation. The successful applicants will play a key role in leading work across the Department to enhance our research strengths, to develop new and emergent research areas, to innovate in teaching practice and pedagogy, and to contribute to our underpinning values of co-research and collaboration.

Lecturer posts (up to 4 posts) – Candidates will be on their way to becoming scholars of international standing with a research and publication trajectory that illustrates this ambition. They will contribute to the further development of the Department’s research strengths, provide high-quality teaching and supervision, and work collaboratively within the Department and beyond.

The salary will be paid at:
Lecturer level - Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.
Senior Lecturer level - Grade 8, £49,772 to £57,674 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.
Professor level at Professorial Grade, starting from £64,979 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

Applicants should indicate the grade (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor) of post (or posts) that they wish to be considered for at the top of their personal statement, along with details of the subject area(s) in which they have expertise.

Applicants are also asked to supply a publication or chapter from their PhD thesis as appropriate. This should be submitted as an appendix to your application either the actual publication/chapter or as a web link as an appendix to the application form to where the document is available.

Full details of the areas of expertise within Digital Humanities that we are recruiting for are available in the job packs.

We would particularly welcome applications from female and BME candidates.

The selection process will include a teaching and a research presentation followed by a panel interview.

Closing date: 29 March 2017

Professor Job Pack | (Word Document 262k)
Senior Lecturer Job Pack | (Word Document 267k)
Lecturer Job Pack | (Word Document 265k)

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Sheila Anderson, Tel: 0207 848 1981, Email:,

Application form:

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