Professorship in Digital Visual and Material Culture

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the area of digital visual and material culture, ideally with an epochal focus on ancient cultures. His or her scope of activities include the development and advancement of computational or computer-assisted methods for digitising, modelling and analysing images and artefacts and for presenting digital objects in virtual museums. He/She is expected to initiate new research projects in the area of digital visual and material culture in collaboration with other object-oriented disciplines in Göttingen, with the academic collections, the Centre for Collection Development and the academic museum `Forum Wissen’. The successful applicant will also set impulses for an interdisciplinary collaboration at the intersection of image, object, and text and for the integration of different research areas in joint research projects. Therefore, independent research experience in an interdisciplinary environment – ideally in a managerial role – is desired. Moreover, he/she is expected to participate in the activities of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities.

His/Her academic teaching should address the main areas with reference to Digital Humanities in the information sciences and also, if required, in the relevant syllabi of the Faculty of Philosophy. He/She is expected to participate in initiating novel degree courses and modules in the digital humanities. Therefore, experience with the development of cross-disciplinary strategies for the digitisation of teaching in the Humanities would be most welcome. Göttingen University attaches great importance to research-oriented teaching.

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Conditions for appointment can be found in Section 25 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony. As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen has the right to appoint professors. Further details can be obtained upon request.

Applications of international scientists are highly encouraged. The University is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer. We specifically encourage women to apply. Disabled persons with appropriate qualifications and aptitude for the position will be given special consideration.

Interested candidates should send their application, including curriculum vitae, scientific career, teaching experience, and publication list, no later than 10.05.2018 in electronic form as a single pdf-file to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Humboldtallee 17, 37073 Göttingen (mail all correspondence to the responsible administrator:
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