Professor of Digital Humanities

University of Newcastle in Australia

Deadline June 09, 2017
Date Posted May 9, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Professor of Digital Humanities

humanities learning in a digital age


The UON NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 recognises that the nature of the workforce will undergo rapid transformation, particularly in Australia, as we move from an economy dependent on commodities to one reliant on new technologies, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. Digital Humanities will be a major contributor to the Future Industries Global Innovation Cluster at UON.


The Role

The Professor of Digital Humanities will lead the development of Digital Humanities in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and across the Faculty and wider university.

The role is a leader in research and teaching in the context of new multidisciplinary clusters who can bring staff and students to take advantage of the new opportunities provided by digital resources, tools and communication, and thus enhance the School’s role as a significant contributor globally to innovative teaching and research in humanities and social science.


In particular, this role requires the capacity to encourage undergraduate students to think about disciplinary knowledge and to discuss global issues both past and present through the prism of a range of disciplines. The teaching of the new BA program is driven by question-based pedagogies to embed deep level thinking. The new BA seeks to use the Digital Humanities to ask students to conceive of Humanities learning in a digital age, to reflect on the role of digital technology in their learning, and to understand the world of digital tools and environments for future research and careers.


The incumbent will help shape and develop new forms of education and research in an internationally connected regional location. The University’s digital learning and research facilities make this an incredibly enriching opportunity for the imagined future of students.


The right person will be either “born digital” or has learned how to unleash the power of technology to form a contemporary humanities.


The Professor of Digital Humanities will be a transformative and dynamic leader, able to inspire and start new research programs, as well as build a sustainable record of high quality research that will attract external research income.


For more about the smart cities context at UON click here


Next steps and to apply


To obtain the candidate information package and for a confidential discussion candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly via email at


The official close is 9 June


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