Postgraduate Administrator

Department: Faculty of English, Cambridge
Salary: £29,605-£33,966
Closing date: 5 May 2024
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The Faculty of English is seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable individual to the post of Postgraduate Administrator. You will be responsible to and work alongside the Faculty’s Postgraduate Coordinator to contribute to the effective administration and development of the Faculty’s Postgraduate Office, which supports all postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) admissions and education across the Faculty which includes the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic and the academic programmes for Cambridge Digital Humanities.The role provides administrative and clerical support for applications to postgraduate courses, coordination of teaching, postgraduate research seminars, for student progress and assessment, working closely with the academic officers who have specific responsibility for postgraduate students’ education (the Directors of Postgraduate Studies, for English, ASNC and Cambridge Digital Humanities). The role holder will primarily support the MPhil and PhD in Digital Humanities plus other Faculty MPhil and PhD programmes, acting as secretary to committees for admissions and student education.

The successful candidate will be proficient in using Microsoft Office software, including Access and Excel; have well developed organisational skills; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively (oral and written). They should be able to work with a high level of accuracy and have good attention to detail.

Candidates should be educated to HND, HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualification or hold an equivalent level of practical experience. Administrative experience in a Higher Education environment and knowledge of course administration is essential for the role.

The post is full-time with working arrangements to be agreed between the successful candidate and the Faculty at the time of appointment, taking into account the Faculty’s expectation of working from at the office at least three days a week.

Benefits of working at Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Anna Fox, Postgraduate Coordinator on or Marina Ballard, Faculty Administrator on For queries regarding the application process please contact the School’s HR Team on

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Sunday 5th May 2024. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-May 2024, subject to change.

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Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities [5 years fixed term]

Department: Cambridge Digital Humanities / Faculty of English
Salary: £45,585-£57,696
Closing date: 2 June 2024
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Cambridge Digital Humanities seeks to recruit a fixed term Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, to be appointed to the Faculty of English. The appointee will take up the post in September 2024 for a period of five years.

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

The successful applicant will be expected to be a committed digital humanities researcher with a specialism in any area of Digital Humanities, which we conceive as an expansive and intrinsically inter-disciplinary field.

We particularly welcome applicants who combine theoretical and practical specialisms, including, for instance, in coding, visual analysis, social network analysis, computer vision and DH, AI, and new DH methodologies.

The successful applicant will conduct original research with international reach and significance. They will publish at the appropriate level and collaborate to attract significant external funding. They will have significant teaching experience and ideally have experience of academic leadership roles.

The primary responsibilities of the role will be to CDH. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Digital Humanities as their interdisciplinary home, and through their research, teaching, and service, they will make a substantial contribution to the range, scope and depth of the work at CDH and will contribute to building its reputation as a centre of excellence for DH research.

They will be an integral member of the CDH research community, working alongside a diverse group of researchers, collaborating in generating and prosecuting research projects, and helping us build our international reputation.

The successful applicant will contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision on the MPhil in Digital Humanities, and they will also take on doctoral students in CDH. The role is likely to involve undergraduate teaching in future years as CDH develops.

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.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Caroline Bassett, CDH Director ( If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR team on

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 2 June 2024 and interviews will take place in late June. It is expected that the interviews will be conducted in person, subject to change.

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  • Posted 3 Apr 2024

Cambridge Digital Humanities

Tel: +44 1223 766886