Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities and Machine Learning job with DURHAM UNIVERSITY | 246392 – Times Higher Education (THE)

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Department of Computer Science

Grade 7:-33,797 - 40,322 per annum Fixed Term-Full Time Contract Duration:7 months Contracted Hours per Week:35 Closing Date:13-Mar-2021, 7:59:00 AM

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare benefits and the Universitys Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.

The Department

The Department of Computer Science is rapidly expanding. A new building for the department (joint with Mathematical Sciences) has recently opened to house the expanded Department. The current Department has research strengths in (1) algorithms and complexity, (2) computer vision, imaging, and visualisation and (3) high-performance computing, cloud computing, and simulation. We work closely with industry and government departments. Research-led teaching is a key strength of the Department, which came 5th in the Complete University Guide. The department offers BSc and MEng undergraduate degrees and is currently redeveloping its interdisciplinary taught postgraduate degrees. The size of its student cohort has more than trebled in the past five years. The Department has an exceptionally strong External Advisory Board that provides strategic support for developing research and education, consisting of high-profile industrialists and academics. Computer Science is one of the very best UK Computer Science Departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students.

The Role

Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC-funded project Visitor Interaction and Machine Curation in the Virtual Liverpool Biennial.

The project looks at virtual art exhibitions that are curated by machines, or even co-curated by humans and machines; and how audiences interact with these exhibitions in the era of online art shows. The project is in close collaboration with the 2020 (now 2021) Liverpool Biennial (http://biennial.com/). The role of the post holder is, along with the PI Leonardo Impett, to implement different strategies of user-machine interaction for virtual art exhibits; and to investigate the interaction behaviour of different types of users with such systems.

Responsibilities:

This post is fixed term until31 August 2021 as the research project is time limited and will end on 31 August 2021.

The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post byFebruary 2021.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contactDr Leonardo Impett (leonardo.l.impett@durham.ac.uk).All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/. As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application.The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

What to Submit

All applicants are asked to submit:

The Requirements

Essential:

Qualifications

Experience

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Experience

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DBS Requirement:Not Applicable.

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