Chair and Head of Department
King’s College London – Department of Digital Humanities, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King’s College London is looking for a new Chair and Head of Department to succeed Harold Short, the founding Director and Head of Department, who will be retiring in September 2010 after 22 years in the College.
CCH is recognized as an international leader in the application of technology in research in the arts and humanities. It is an academic department in the School of Arts and Humanities, and operates on a collaborative basis across discipline, institutional and national boundaries. It is responsible for a PhD programme and three MA programmes and for teaching at undergraduate level. It has a particular focus on collaborative research, and at any one time is engaged in 30 or more research projects. These cover a wide range of humanities disciplines, including medieval studies, history, literature and linguistics, art history and music, and also include a number of more general information management projects in both humanities and the social sciences. In collaboration with its research partners, it has generated over £17 million in research grants over the past 7 years.