Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre 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 convene the new CDH-led MPhil programme in Digital Humanities to be launched in September 2022 and will work with the CDH Director and Learning Director to further develop the programme as it expands into new areas. They will offer postgraduate teaching and supervision, and they will also take on doctoral students in CDH and the Faculty of English. The role is likely to involve UG teaching in future years as CDH develops. Primary responsibilities of the role will be to CDH.

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, and cultural critique.

The post will be based in the Faculty of English, and we welcome applications from candidates whose DH work directly engages with English literature or other media. However, we also welcome other DH specialisms including: cultural analysis, archival cultures, film and visual cultures, digital media studies, digital methods, AI and humanities research, activism and critical media, race, decolonization and epistemic change. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Digital Humanities as their interdisciplinary home, and through their research and teaching, they will make a substantial contribution to the range, scope and depth of the work at CDH.

The successful applicant will conduct original research of international reach and significance. They will publish at the appropriate level and develop proposals to attract significant external funding. They will, ideally, have experience leading or co-running postgraduate programmes and will enjoy the challenge of helping to launch a new programme.

They will work closely with CDH Research, Learning, and our Labs and play a key role in the CDH research community, working alongside a diverse group of researchers at many levels, collaborating in research projects where relevant, and helping to build our international reputation as leaders in this field.

Candidates should have a completed PhD and have an established or emerging record of exceptional research and publication in a relevant subject area. They will have teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful applicant will support and maintain the University’s national and international reputation for excellence in research.

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

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

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Caroline Bassett, CDH Director ( For application queries please contact HR at

The closing date is midnight (BST) on 22 August 2021 and Interviews are planned for 16/17 or 20/21 September 2021.

Please quote reference GG26836 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.

Further information

Further Information

  • Posted 20 Jul 2021

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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