Digital Projects Manager (Humanities)

at University of Oxford (view profile)
Location Oxford, United Kingdom
Date Posted January 9, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Paid Internship
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Twitter Handle @OxHumanities


Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a. 3 year fixed term We have an exciting opportunity for a positive and proactive figure to play a key role in supporting digital researchers and improving the University’s capacity to share the full breadth of its unparalleled collections and world-leading research by providing a sustainable solution for our large-scale digital research projects in humanities disciplines.

You will be excited about the opportunity to channel the passion and enthusiasm of a very large and active Digital Humanities community, which spans a variety of disciplines in different areas of the University. The successful applicant will join the Digital Humanities Sustainability (DHS) Project delivery team, and bring a wealth of subject-matter knowledge and relevant experience of working closely with a range of diverse stakeholders in a complex organisational setting to deliver significant benefits and business change activities. This is a joint role between the Bodleian Libraries and the Humanities Division, supported by IT Services; acknowledging the far reaching and diverse nature of research which takes place in the name of ‘Digital Humanities’ and the complex support structures that exist. This role is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance. Contract may be extended subject to further funding being secured.

We need a highly motivated professional with a proven track-record of helping to delivery successful initiatives, experience of building and maintaining networks and communities of practice, and comfortable working in a complex and vibrant organisation. You must be able to stimulate the trust, confidence and enthusiasm of fellow professional services staff and academic colleagues in what this project can achieve. You need to be an analytical thinker who knows how to elicit and translate complex academic requirements into work package specifications. We would also expect a demonstrable track-record delivering collaborative projects to tight deadline, some knowledge of the issues and trends in digital research/humanities, and a proven ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with academic and professional staff at every career stage. A first degree in a subject or discipline relevant to digital research and/or humanities would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Damon Strange, Digital Humanities Sustainability Project Manager (

Applications must be made online here: You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Friday 24 January 2020. We anticipate that interviews will likely be held early in the week commencing 10 February 2020.