The DCRC Seeks a New Director

Could you be the new director of the Digital Culture Research Centre? With the Centre’s founder Jon Dovey now running the REACT Hub, and his successor Helen Kennedy heading for pastures new in Brighton, the Centre where I’m based is looking for a new director.

“The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) aims to enable, support and promote world-leading research into the reconfigurations of contemporary techno-cultures. We study the application, practices and politics of emerging technologies; we critically reflect on their ethics, values and aesthetics; we engage our research with a range of partners to further inform development strategies.

DCRC is the hub for a network of researchers from across the University of the West of England. We are actively working across Art & Design, Computer Sciences, Cultural & Media Studies and Geography to investigate the ways in which people make culture through their use of digital communications. While founded in a Cultural Studies tradition we pursue a dynamic interdisciplinary agenda. The unique character of the DCRC is our mix of criticality, creativity and application.

The DCRC Director is responsible for the vision, leadership, promotion and budget of the Centre. Applicants will have an excellent record of research in a related field, and the skills to lead a talented and ambitious team. A professorial appointment may be available for an exceptional candidate who matches the University’s professorial criteria.”

Closing date Feb 3. Find out more c/o the University of the West of England.