Research Associate in Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK. Application Deadline: 15 January 2018.
A researcher is required on a new EU project investigating the use of participatory software platforms for community engagement and crowdsourcing around digital archives and data, with the aim of creating digital spaces for reflection and dialogue to support peace education and reconciliation in societies emerging from conflict. The software will be built on the Ushahidi platform, and there will be two pilots in east Africa (Rwanda and Kenya), following a ‘living labs’ methodology based on participatory design and evaluation.
The project will use data analytics to investigate how user communities interact with and respond to the platform, and to evaluate its impact. More broadly, the project aims to address the potential applications of data in a development context, and to build sustainable partnerships and capacity in digital content technologies with industry and university partners in the region. Candidates should have a broad understanding of information systems and technologies; an interest in the role of informatics in social development would be an advantage.
To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.
This post will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract for 33 months.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 15 January 2018.