The Institute of Historical Research in London is looking for a lecturer/senior lecturer to lead its IHR Digital department. Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
The Institute of Historical Research is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to lead its Digital History department. The successful candidate will lead a team of professional staff, taking an academic lead on digital history projects and initiatives, and manage the financial, HR and administrative affairs of the team.
The IHR, part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, is the UK’s national centre for history, and a place for historians from all over the world to meet, research and collaborate. It is home to the UK’s largest programme of history seminars and houses a research library of over 180,000 volumes and periodicals.
IHR Digital is the recognised centre for digital history in the UK, placing the IHR at the forefront of developments in this evolving and important field, and is responsible for curating British History Online (www.british-history.ac.uk[british-history.ac.uk]) and the Bibliography of British and Irish History. The team combines research facilitation (through the provision of services and digital resources) with cutting edge research projects, as well as underpinning digital activity across the Institute and helping to shape the School of Advanced Study’s digital strategy.
The team’s work falls into five broad categories:
- big data research
- the aggregation and linking of online materials
- the provision of bibliographic tools
- the provision of information through the IHR website and social media
The successful candidate will have a track record of excellence in research and digital project management, and experience of obtaining external funding.
Interested candidates should submit a CV with a covering letter by midnight on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. If you have any queries about the role, please contact the IHR Institute Manager, Alex Bussey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are expected to take place on 16 June 2016.
This appointment will be made at either Lecturer (Grade 8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) level, dependent upon experience.
Publishing Manager, British History Online
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
LONDON WC1E 7HU
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