The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Digital Humanities invite applications for this new Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of Digital Humanities, to take up appointment on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Professor of Digital Humanities will provide academic and intellectual leadership for and high-level strategic input into the University’s work in the field of Digital Humanities. By directing Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH), the Professor will be responsible for the ongoing definition and implementation of an overall vision for Cambridge Digital Humanities and for oversight of the work of its constituent divisions. As a key part of their role, the Professor will carry out original scholarly research at the highest level, a significant proportion of which will be relevant to the Digital Humanities. The Professor will also have the opportunity to contribute to the work of a relevant Faculty or Department in the University. The Professor will thrive on and be able to master the unique challenges of the Cambridge environment, while fully exploiting the manifold opportunities that arise from working in one of the world’s most eminent research universities.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of international stature in research in or related to the Digital Humanities, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the field at the University of Cambridge.

Further information is available at, or contact Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT, UK (email:


  • Posted 5 Feb 2019

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