The Responsible Digital Humanities Lab (RIGHT) is the first of its kind in the UK and seeks to be a regional, national, and international leader in the field of Digital Humanities (DH). RIGHT’s priorities will be to advance the field of DH, foster strong collaboration across the University of Wolverhampton (UoW), and create tools, datasets and guidelines for ethical, responsible Natural Language Programming (NLP) focused DH. The emphasis on responsible DH makes it a unique, pioneering hub for advancing human-centred computing. We bring AI to the Humanities while also utilising active research in the Humanities, which engages with questions of ethics and the human experience, to guide responsible progress in AI.
RIGHT will harness NLP, corpus-based and Deep Learning expertise to deliver internationally leading research in Humanities disciplines such as Sikh and Panjabi Studies, History, Literature and Film Studies with impact reaching far beyond academia. It will develop a flagship DH initiative for Panjabi with the Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies. RIGHT will be situated within the Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL), which has a strong track record of NLP and DH research, prestigious national and International collaborations, and strong collaborative links within UoW. RIGHT will be supported by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (SCRG) and the Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies.
There are 3 Lecturer posts and one Research Associate for which we are currently recruiting.
The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.
As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).
We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.
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