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Digital Humanities Project Officer
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34328

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/01/2021

Job live date: 06/01/2021

Salary: £30,942 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Library

Division: Research Engagement

Hours per week: 0.8 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Part-time, fixed-term until March 2023

The University of Reading is seeking a proactive, self-motivated and highly organised individual who can make a positive contribution to the development of our ongoing work in Digital Humanities.  The University has been developing its capacity in Digital Humanities research in recent years and are looking to consolidate this activity by embedding support and advice within the University Library and Collections Service (ULCS) .

As a newly established, fixed term post, the Digital Humanities Development Officer will work closely with a range of academic and professional services stakeholders to develop and implement a suite of training and advice tools to support researchers in developing skills, funding bids and projects.  You will be instrumental in establishing the Library as a beacon for long-term Digital Humanities support at the University. ​​​​​​​

You will have:

  • A good first degree (ideally in an Arts and Humanities subject)
  • Excellent communication and relationship development skills
  • Experience of working in Digital Humanities or a similar environment which combines academic or other activity with digital solutions
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and managing digital humanities or other projects, with the ability to implement effectively in an academic setting and within a fixed term period
  • Knowledge of current discussions, trends and activities in Digital Humanities in the Higher Education sector.

Closing Date - 31st January 2021

Interview Date - 23rd February 2021

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Director ULCS & University Librarian

Contact role:

Research Dean (Heritage & Creativity)

Contact name:

Stuart Hunt

Contact name:

Professor Roberta Gilchrist

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 8774

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 6381

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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