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Executive Director, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Associate who will play a key role as Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD). This is an opportunity for a talented individual to make a major contribution to the development of a new field of research, about a topic that seems likely to be one of the most important of our time.

The Executive Director will assist in the coordination of the management and planning of the activities of the projects within the Centre, and in fostering collaborations. The appointee will also play a key role in developing core activities of the Centre, such as conferences, collaboration and communication. In all of these roles, they will work closely with the Academic Director (Professor Steven Connor) and the Advisory Committee. They will have day-to-day responsibility for the Centre's operations, management, recruitment, delivery of research programmes and the line management of junior research and support staff.
 

Further Particulars and Application Process

Please download the Further Particulars to find a full description of the position.

Applications need to be submitted via the University's online application system. Please quote reference VM23239 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for application is Sunday 30 August 2020.

Start date is from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter and interviews are planned for mid-September 2020. 

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk
 



Postdoctoral Researcher, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, 2 Positions

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at CRASSH. The post will run for five years and applicants are expected to be in post as soon as possible.The successful candidate will undertake a research project with support and mentoring from the MCTD team. Applicants will need to demonstrate how their work intersects with:

  • The understanding and countering of public ignorance about the societal and personal impact of the technology. Building journalistic capacity in conjunction with major UK media organisations to foster informed coverage of tech issues, data-savvy investigative journalism and critical examination of tech narratives on AI, machine-learning, determinism and policy.
  • The significance and future of work in a digitally dominated world.
  • Understanding and mitigating the environmental impact of digital technology.
  • Trust and accountability in the tech industry.
  • Identifying, mapping and fostering creative uses of digital technology for energising and revitalising constitutional democracy that have emerged in Europe over the past decade; become a convening point for dissemination and innovation in this space.

We take this to include empirical work, critical theorisation, and research focusing on key issues in digital transformation as it affects cultural forms and practices, societies, archival issues, and knowledge production and dissemination.
 

Further Particulars and Application Process

Please download the Further Particulars to find a full description of the position.

Applications need to be submitted via the University's online application system. Please quote reference VM23237 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The closing date for application is Sunday 26 July 2020.

Interviews will be held week commencing 3 August, subject to change.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Helen Aston, HR Administrator on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk.
 

 


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

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