Lecturer in Digital Futures

The role

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law is delighted to announce five new appointments (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor and Professor) to drive interdisciplinary research and partnership collaboration with the newly established Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI). BDFI is committed to changing how we think about ‘digital futures’ and how we create technologies for inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies. With £100m investment through the Research England Research Partnership Investment fund, BDFI will open bespoke cutting-edge research, education and co-creation facilities in early 2022 as part of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. In making these new appointments we aim to diversify the BDFI portfolio of expertise, building on three previous appointments made in 2021.

We welcome applications from Accounting and Finance, Economics, Education, Law, Management, Policy Studies, Politics/International Relations and Human Geography.

The successful candidates will have a ‘home’ in whichever is the most appropriate School, however for the first five years these appointments will be seconded to the BDFI and play a critical role in shaping the intellectual agenda of the Institute at an exciting time in its development.

What will you be doing?

  • Actively support the development and growth of BDFI
  • Grow a portfolio of excellent interdisciplinary research on any aspect of digital futures.
  • Work across the social science and engineering to build interdisciplinary capacity.
  • Work 27 BDFI partners in government, industry and civil society.
  • Actively promote BDFI.
  • Building strong links to the relevant School/s in the Faculty and beyond.

You should apply if

  • You want to be part of a thriving interdisciplinary community of researchers and partners creating new knowledge and methods to proactively shape digital futures.  
  • You have a strong track record of research related to Digital Futures (appropriate to career stage) and clear plans for future research in this area linked to one or more of the disciplinary areas listed above.
  • You have some experience and/or commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration across social science and Engineering.
  • You are committed to co-produced research, working with a variety of partners and across sectors.
  • You have experience of University level teaching and administration.

For informal queries please contact Susan Halford – susan.halford@bristol.ac.uk or Hayley Shaw – hayley.shaw@bristol.ac.uk

Please see ACAD105818 for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Futures and ACAD105819 for Professor of Digital Futures.

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 13 February 2022

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Application Deadline:
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022
University of Bristol