Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre, based in the School of Arts and Humanities and reaching across the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We have strong associations with Cambridge’s many museums and collections, work closely with the University Library, and have links to many other faculties and research centres.

The successful applicant will help deliver the CDH-led MPhil programme in Digital Humanities, and will work with the MPhil Director, CDH Director and Learning Director to further develop CDH’s postgraduate offering as it expands into new areas. They will prepare and deliver primarily postgraduate teaching and supervision but might contribute to other forms of DH teaching.

We are seeking candidates with a wide range of expertise in Digital Humanities, which we conceive as an expansive and intrinsically inter-disciplinary field, that brings together research focussed around collections, platforms, digital methods, public cultures, digital aesthetics, cultural analytics, digital media studies, medium theory, digital justice, and cultural critique. We are interested in both theoretical and practical approaches to DH.

We particularly encourage candidates with a background in any of the following areas:

  • cultural analytics and distant reading
  • sound studies, sonic/audiovisual DH
  • digital aesthetics
  • new media arts, practice-based DH
  • global digital humanities

However, we welcome applications from candidates in any area of the Digital Humanities, broadly defined. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Digital Humanities as their interdisciplinary home.

Candidates must have a completed PhD in a relevant area (or have submitted their thesis for examination) and will be contributing to research-led teaching. They will have teaching experience at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Further information about the CDH and the Faculty of English can be found at and

Two references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2024 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Leonardo Impett, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities ( For application queries please contact the Schools HR team at

The closing date is midnight (BST) on Sunday, 16 April 2023 and interviews are planned for Thursday 4 May 2023, subject to change. Interviews will take place in person.

Please quote reference GG35704 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

More info and apply here.

  • Posted 7 Mar 2023

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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