Digital Transformations Hub

PhD scholarships in the Digital Transformations Hub (DTH)

The DTH supports research and teaching with digital technologies across the Faculty of Arts. We have one half-funded PhD Scholarship available to provide support in the Hub. The award covers half of a UK full-time postgraduate research tuition fee per year (£2,248 for 2021/22), for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progression.

What does the Scholarship involve?

  • Provide an efficient reception and enquiry service, assisting users in the Centre.
  • Maintain the equipment and manage the equipment loans service.
  • Provide support for the DTH Manager and cover in his absence.
  • Administer and support the student volunteer scheme.
  • Ensure the security of the Centre and its equipment.
  • Work with student volunteers to market and promote the Centre, including through social media feeds.
  • You will be expected to work 240 hours over an academic year. The exact pattern to be arranged but usually we will expect one day per week plus cover for specific events such as open days.

Eligibility

Faculty of Arts PhD students

New PhD applicants

You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a PhD with an entry date by 1 October 2021.

Current PhD students

Current University of Nottingham PhD students can apply but the award will be shortened by your existing term of study.

Other funding sources

The award is not available for students who receive other funding, such as through Midlands4Cities.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with an interest in technology for the arts and humanities, and a willingness to learn and experiment.

We are looking for someone who has excellent organisational and PC skills. You will be part of a team responsible for delivering teaching and research support and therefore you should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within larger groups as well as with individual colleagues and students.

Our ideal candidate is interested and enthusiastic about digital technologies, and is willing to learn about the latest technologies and share their learning with others. Experience with photo or video editing applications, the Adobe Creative Cloud, scanning and digitisation, or with virtual reality would be beneficial, but are by no means required. You do not need to be a “digital expert” to take up this role; the DTH team will provide training and support for you to learn a variety of software packages, digitisation methods, and more.

In joining the DTH, you’ll be part of a small team working closely together to support digital research and teaching in Arts. The DTH Manager will be available for day-to-day support in the Hub. The Director of the DTH leads the DTH team, and will provide advice and career development opportunities in the digital humanities throughout your studentship. 

How to apply

Application deadline midday, 29 October 2021.

Interviews will be remote (on Teams) on the 10 November.

 

Informal queries

If you have any queries about the scholarships or application process contact Matt Davies:

 

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Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191
email: artsdigitalhub@nottingham.ac.uk