The University of Luxembourg is looking for a professor in Digital History: the first one in a European University ?

I am copying/pasting information from another blog in this post. It’s about a Call for Application in Digital History at the University of Luxembourg and the deadline is the 15th of August 2012 so you’d better think about soon !
 Benoit Majerus, Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Luxembourg University announced yesterday in his blog, A Notebook, that his own University was looking for an Associate Professor/Professor in Digital History. Majerus remembers that, Digital Humanities had been present in Luxembourg for some years now thanks to Professor René Leboutte and the CVCE (Centre Virtuel de la connaissance de l’Europe) 
After the successful DHLU Symposium 2012 and THATCamp Luxembourg/Trier in March this year, the Luxembourg History department argued that it would have been important to remain active in this new research field. Majerus writes “I think that we are the first university on the continent that offers a chair in Digital History”.  Here’s part of the job description and the call for application is as follow:
Word cloud of the first day of #dhlu by Frédéric Clavert
The Assistant Professor/Professor will be expected to undertake research focused on Digital History from different perspectives notably to act as an intermediary between new technologies and humanities and / or by analysing of the uses made of new digital tools for history (archives, narratives…). He/she should also help to identify and promote good practices in Digital Humanities and contribute to the planned development of digital infrastructures for research.
The Assistant Professor/Professor’s research programme should complement and further develop existing research strengths within the Laboratoire d’Histoire. The successful candidate will have proven research expertise in one or more major areas of Digital History and Modern History (15th – 20th century).
The Assistant Professor/Professor will further have the opportunity to participate in wider interdisciplinary research projects in IPSE, notably in the field of European Studies as well as in Luxembourg Studies.
The Professor’s teaching obligations will be in the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes (BCE) and in the Master in European Contemporary History (MAHEC). Beyond the development of her/his own teaching within the programme, the successful candidate may be asked to assume specific administrative responsibilities in cooperation with the Course Directors of the BCE and the MAHEC. At Master level, he/she will develop the “digital environment” of the programme. At the Bachelor level, he/she will offer lectures and seminars in Modern European history, and will develop the use of new media and technology in the presentation and/or teaching of history. He/she may also be asked to contribute to other cognate programmes e.g. the forthcoming doctoral school.

The profile needed is the following

  • PhD in History for at least 3 years;
  • Publication of books and/or articles in specialised editions and/or high-level reviews;
  • A solid experience in teaching at University level;
  • Experience in organising research and/or managing study programmes will be regarded as an asset;
  • Good IT knowledge;
  • He/she will have to be able to teach in two of the three following languages and to have (or develop in the first two years in Luxembourg) a passive comprehension of the third: French, English, German 

More information are available here and the contact person is Benoit Majerus himself, 

Tel. +352 46 66 44 9640

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