University Lecturer Digital Humanities with focus on data-analysis and visualization

University Lecturer Digital Humanities with focus on data-analysis and visualization

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31 Oct 21 Nov Leiden

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The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a University Lecturer Digital Humanities with focus on data-analysis and visualization (1.0 FTE).

Job description

The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) is recruiting one university lecturer to join a team of researchers to develop innovative research projects that take full advantage of digital sources and methods, design and implement teaching programmes in Digital Humanities and to collaborate with digital humanities research across the university.

We are looking for someone with an area of specialisation in the development of data analysis and visualisation platforms (including database design, visualisation, network analysis, or geographic information systems).

Key responsibilities include.

  • Teaching BA courses in the field of data visualization and new media
  • Designing courses in Digital Humanities for students at all levels;
  • Contributing to the strengthening of digital research methods in existing curricula across the faculty
  • Advising on technical design and implementation of humanities research projects;
  • Generating research funding and assisting in the development of digital humanities research proposals;
  • Developing collaborative research projects with university, national, and international partners;
  • Authoring and co-authoring DH research outputs.
  • Coordinating DH activity across the Humanities Faculty and with other faculties and units such as the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science, the University Library, and the Data Science Centre;


Leiden University


  • PhD in digital humanities or computer science or PhD in a humanities field with documented programming skills and experience;
  • Demonstrable interest in and experience with (digital) humanities research;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Experience teaching or co-teaching;
  • Experience with research funding applications or funded projects;
  • Experience with and demonstrable research interest in data visualization;
  • Experience with relational database design and use for textual and image data;
  • Experience working with spatial data / GIS and map-based visualization;
  • Experience with social network analysis methods and tools;
  • Leiden University requires staff to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO). In case the successful applicant does not possess this qualification or its equivalent, the faculty will offer support in obtaining it.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2.5 years.

The appointment will be for a period of two and a half year. The salary will between the gross minimum of €3,475 per month and gross maximum of €4,757 per month (pay scale 11) for a full working week in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience.

An appointment at Leiden University includes pension build-up and other benefits, including an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More information about the terms of employment can be found at:

Leiden University and the Huygens ING are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.


Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. Our faculty is home to more than 6,000 students and 800 staff members.

LUCDH coordinates activities in the area of Digital Humanities within study programmes and institutes. LUCDH promotes original research in the field of Digital Humanities and offers advice and support to researchers in the Faculty of Humanities who are, or will be, active in this area. For more information about the center, its staff and activities see

Leiden University’s humanities faculty features an impressive number of scholars who are working on Digital Humanities projects, ranging from the analysis of large-scale text corpora, image databases, and historical sources to the culture and politics of contemporary social media. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Institutes in the Humanities Faculty (especially History and Arts and Society), the Leiden University Library, the Leiden Data Science Centre and the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science to develop research projects and teaching programmes.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 17-446



Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ, Leiden

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