Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Location
Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£39,159 - £55,758 per annum
Posted
04 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Coventry University
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Research Centre for Postdigital Cultures

Job Title:          Assistant Professor of Digital Media 
Grade                8
Salary Range:  £39,159 - £55,758 per annum  
Mode:               Full Time, Permanent 
Ref:                    REQ007639    

Job Description

The Centre for Postidigital Cultures (CPC) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor of Digital Media to strengthen its world-leading inter-disciplinary research in Experimental Humanities/Post-Humanities.  

The Centre, established in 2017, builds on the strong and distinctive track record of scholars at Coventry University encompassing a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. Led by Professor Gary Hall, the CPC brings together media theorists, practitioners, activists and artists to explore how developments in postdigital cultures can enable 21st century society respond to the challenges it faces in relation to the digital at a global, national and local level.  

The CPC is diverse, with its members hailing from more than 14 different countries, and takes an innovative stance in exploring (post)digital phenomena. It is our position that the “digital” can no longer be understood as a separate domain of culture. If we actually examine the digital - rather than taking it for granted we already know what it means - we see that today digital information processing is present in every aspect of our lives. This includes our global communication, entertainment, education, energy, banking, health, transport, manufacturing, food, and water-supply systems. Attention therefore needs to turn from “the digital”, to the various overlapping processes and infrastructures that shape and organise the digital, and that the digital helps to shape and organise in turn. The CPC investigates such enmeshed digital models of culture and society for the 21st century “postdigital” world.   

We are seeking an Assistant Professor who can: develop our research agenda on Experimental Humanities/Post-Humanities; contribute to existing research projects; generate excellent learning environments with their teaching. Candidates with expertise in Digital Media and a specialism in one or more of the following areas - Postdigital Intimacies; Digital Arts and Humanities; Experimental humanities; Post-humanities - are especially encouraged to apply 

As one of Coventry’s biggest employers we will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations. 

The closing date for applications: Tuesday 25th February 2020
For more information on the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, see https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/postdigital-cultures/

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Professor Gary Hall (gary.hall@coventry.ac.uk)

To apply please visit
https://staffrecruitment.coventry.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d636310P8VF&WVID=1861420Izv&LANG=USA 

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