Professor in Digital Humanities (E&R)

Exeter, Devon (GB)
27 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

College of Humanities

Professor in Digital Humanities (E&R)

Competitive salary reflecting qualifications and experience.

This full time, permanent post is available from 1st September 2017.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

At Exeter, we integrate digital methods and practices into the heart of our Humanities research. We are fascinated by the fresh research questions, interdisciplinary opportunities and diverse new fields of study catalysed by digital research, and we host an expanding range of projects in this specialism. Above all, Digital Humanities enables us to extend research enquiries in the Humanities, to formulate new questions, to forge productive collaborations across disciplines and to deliver outputs and impacts, training and teaching, that are more accessible and more widely understood than ever before. Increased investment by the University has led to the creation of an exciting new laboratory and research space due to open in June 2017.

We are looking for a leading figure with a strong international reputation to lead and shape the strategic direction of digital humanities at Exeter. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. In addition to an outstanding research portfolio, you must have a distinguished track record in teaching, should be innovative in your approaches to teaching, and should demonstrate leadership in the field through participation in professional bodies and links with relevant companies and organisations.

The post-holder will be based at our Streatham campus in one of the following disciplines: Archaeology, Art History and Visual Culture, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the PVC of the College, Prof Andrew Thorpe (tel: 01392 724396 or email: to discuss the post further. You may also wish to consult our web site at for further details of the College.

The University offers excellent benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a beautiful, landscaped campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( for more information.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.