Permanent lectureship in Digital Methods - deadline soon!
In case you missed it, we have a fantastic permanent academic position open in
our department at the University of Edinburgh, with especially strong
opportunities and support for interdisciplinary research and graduate-level
teaching. Applications close 29 July, so don't delay!
Michael J. Barany
History of Science, University of Edinburgh
We seek to appoint an outstanding social scientist for the position of
Lecturer in Digital Methods, within Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
(STIS), part of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS).
With expertise in digital methods, you will further the School’s
international reputation and its commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary
scholarship, teaching and administration. You will present a research profile
which is at the forefront of the field of digital methods and social data
science in both experience to date and in future potential.
You will demonstrate experience, achievement and potential reflected in a
growing personal teaching and supervisory portfolio. You will be expected to
deliver online courses, and provide personal tutoring, to students on the
cross-College MSc Programme ‘Data Science Technology and Innovation’
(DSTI); develop a dissertation preparation course on ‘Social Shaping of
Digital Research’; and provide training/workshops on ‘Mixed Digital
Methods’ for the School of Social and Political Science’s (SPS) new
Research Training Centre (RTC). You will also in time play an active role in
developing a ‘Social Data Science’ pathway for the DSTI Programme. In
addition, you will supervise postgraduate students and undertake management
and administrative duties commensurate with the role, whilst pursuing high
quality research and knowledge exchange activities in a relevant area of
social data science.
You will play a full part in the collegial life of the Subject Area and the
School, and must be able and willing to operate within, and contribute to, the
interdisciplinary environment of STIS, which involves collaborations with
other School subject areas, and other Units across the University’s
Colleges, including the Data Science Education Centre of Excellence hosted by
the Bayes Centre and the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
We are committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourage women and
BAME applicants to apply.
This is a full time (35hrs per week), open-ended post.
The closing date for this post is 29th July 2020, 5pm (GMT).
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with
registration number SC005336.
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