Associate Professor in Digital Humanities

Armidale, Australia
Friday, 29 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Contract Type

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • Continuing full time (part-time will be considered)
  • $ 139,174 to $153,205 per annum (Level D)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • UNE will provide sponsorship for this position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Student Experience 13 years in a row.

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE) offers innovative programs across a range of disciplines and professions, underpinned by the University’s commitment to provide excellent teaching, flexible and outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience. The Faculty consists of the Schools: School of Education and the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). 

About the role

As an Associate Professor (Academic) you will contribute to the University’s determination to pursue ‘digital leadership’ in a global tertiary market. You will exercise leadership and expertise in applying and communicating the principles, methods, and tools at the basis of digital research, including the development of individual and collaborative research projects that involve digital forms of analysis and publication.

The Faculty’s strategic goal is to establish a research environment and teaching program with acknowledged strengths in digitally-enabled activities. In the first instance this will involve the development of innovative spaces and practices to accelerate digitally enabled research and education in the area of ‘Historical Studies’ (History, Ancient History and Archaeology). Ultimately it will also encompass the implementation of flagship digital humanities projects that attract new students and researchers to the UNE.

Specific responsibilities of this role includes developing a research and teaching program in the digital humanities based on a proven and practical knowledge of the ways in which digital methods and technologies are transforming the study of history and related disciplines. You will teach into both the Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice and the Bachelor of Arts, developing digital humanities subjects that forge research and teaching synergies in the School of HASS that contributes to the training of High Degree Research students who rely on these methods. The preferred applicant will also have the opportunity to develop and teach units in his/her field of historical research.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking someone with expertise in the field of digital history and an established program of quality research and a record of high quality research outputs at national and international level. Evidence of leadership across all academic activities, including teaching, research and service is essential, along with a successful record of applying for, obtaining and managing external competitive research funding.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Adrian Walsh:  phone 02 6773 2657 or email information can be found on the website: Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   30 April 2019 - Midnight

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.