Lectureship in Creative Futures
50th Anniversary Lectureships – Creative Futures
Salary: £33,574 to £46,414
Closing Date: Monday 29 February 2016
Interview Date: To be confirmed
This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of multiple disciplines in order to help shape the future of literary-led creative practices and their ability to speak to pressing social issues. We are seeking a visionary individual who cares about the challenges and opportunities facing the creative sector across different cultural contexts, and has the imagination to model alternatives to the status quo. The post-holder will join Lancaster’s lively community of research leaders across literatures, languages, and creative practices in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will be affiliated with the newly-formed Institute for Social Futures (ISF: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/social-futures/). Departmental attachment will be provided as best fits the disciplinary background. Particular areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, emergent literary practices (including narrative innovation and the digital humanities), design fiction, translation and transnationalism, ecocriticism, medical humanities and urban futures.
This post has been created to pioneer new applications of humanities expertise in transdisciplinary contexts within and beyond academe. It is part of a wider move to consolidate existing digital humanities research across the university, as well as open up a space for new future-forming connections that can be made between humanities expertise and digital applications.
The broad aims of this post are:
- to innovate in conceptions of narrative and / or performance as mediated through the current digital context, either through critical reflection or practical application.
- to build future-facing links with cognate institutions from the creative sector.
- to model best practice in transdisciplinary methodologies, both across the university and in academe-industry partnerships.
- to identify opportunities for significant grant capture that will enable Lancaster to grow its postgraduate and research base in this area.
For further information on the Anniversary Lectureships visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/anniversary-lectureships