Posted on: 21 December, 2018
Application deadline: February 18, 2019

Associate Professor – Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies , University of Warwick, UK

We are seeking to fill the permanent position of Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) with an established academic, able to demonstrate a record of outstanding internationally recognised leadership in research with a strong track record in the design and delivery of teaching. The mission of the Centre is to investigate how methods and methodical practices drive interdisciplinary research, and how interdisciplinary research drives methodological innovation. Our understanding of methodology is broad: you will join a group who engage with combinations of scientific and analytic methods, design studies and practice, and critical, speculative and historical approaches.

We are particularly interested in candidates with who can advance interdisciplinary research through a critical focus on methods and methodologies. Applicants with expertise in critical or new approaches to data analysis, the use or development of analytical tools or the design and understanding visual representations of data and information are especially welcome. Examples of potential areas within this broad scope might include:

  1. Data Visualisation, Visual Analytics, Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  2. Spatial Data Analysis, Critical GIS, Geo-Informatics, Quantitative Geography, Digital Cartography, Geo-Visualisation
  3. Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  4. Other quantitative or computational research approaches in Complexity, Environmental and Life Sciences, and any other fields from across the whole range of disciplines that are aligned with and/or sensitive to design, or social and cultural issues.

Whatever your field, you will have a detailed knowledge of the methodological strengths, weaknesses and innovative potential of research, and will work creatively and collaboratively to generate methods and methodologies suited to the most pressing research challenges at the interface of science and society. We are keen to attract applicants whose innovative research is driven by a critical understanding of techniques, tools and/or software, or that is otherwise philosophically and theoretically reflexive. For instance, we welcome applicants who have developed bespoke methods to address new challenges in pure and applied research, or developed methods or concepts in response to methodological critiques. Applicants will identify with more than one disciplinary tradition and understand the value of moving disciplines, working across disciplines and interdisciplinary research.

CIM currently offers three Masters courses: MSc in Urban Analytics and Visualisation, MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures and MA in Digital Media and Culture. Our modules recruit students from across the university and we collaborate with a wide range of departments. The successful applicant will develop postgraduate teaching in areas that are especially fertile ground for existing and new interdisciplinary programmes such as data analytics, modelling, mapping, design, participatory research, and visualisation. As an established researcher, you will be able to contribute to and broaden our portfolio of research student supervision. CIM offers a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, and partners in PhD programmes in Urban Science and in Media and Communication.

For further information about the post, please contact Dr Noortje Marres, Centre Director:

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