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JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor/Reader, Warwick Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Reader 108280-1123)University of Warwick – Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

About the Roles

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies CIM is a world-class interdisciplinary research centre with a wide-ranging portfolio of Masters programmes. In both research and education, we proactively engage with pressing contemporary concerns with new methodological thinking. We are experts in the scientific, interpretive, creative and participatory methods that allow us to address today’s most urgent challenges, from AI to digital infrastructures to climate change. We understand impact as being about making interventions, whether they be in policy, public understanding or bringing about change through action research.

We are excited to say that we are starting a new phase of growth. As we plan for the future, we will be making multiple new appointments in one or more of the following fields:

1. AI and society, including ethics and governance

2. digital media and/or digital methods

3. environment, ecology and sustainability

4. digital health and society.

Interest in design, speculative or aesthetic methodologies, and statistical and computational approaches to these fields is welcomed. Equally important is a concern with addressing the social inequalities of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. We would welcome candidates who have experience working in the Global South, particularly East and Southeast Asia.

About You

You will need to show that you have a promising or established track record of internationally recognized interdisciplinary research and experience in the design and delivery of interdisciplinary teaching. You should have an interest in or be able to demonstrate a track record in mobilizing funding and using research to deliver impact. You will be enthusiastic about teaching students from a wide variety of backgrounds in arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences and computer science and be able to contribute to teaching on one or more of our established Masters’ programmes.

You will have an interest in one or more of our research themes, as well as the interest, capability and motivation to develop your own research profile and apply for research funding from a wide variety of funding bodies. See, for example, some of our past and current projects. You will be able to play a significant role in the development of teaching programmes in the Centre as well as attracting and supervising PhD students.

At CIM, we are committed to continuously improving our efforts in building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students and all staff. We believe that every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways of understanding the world. We welcome candidates from underrepresented groups, including from the Global South.

For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

Right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

About the Department

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies CIM (

The mission of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies CIM is to investigate how methods and methodical practices drive interdisciplinary research, and how interdisciplinary research drives methodological innovation. You will join a friendly and supportive team, made up of approximately 16 academics and 2 research software engineers who are committed to working together to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching. Our research and teaching bridges the three faculties at Warwick – Arts, Social Sciences and Science, Engineering and Medicine – and develops the transformative possibilities to be found at the intersections of disciplines across the whole of the University. You will contribute to our shared mission through your critical, innovative approach to methodology, complementing and extending the range of approaches we bring to research and education.

For further information about the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies or the posts, please contact the Director, Professor Celia Lury:

About the University 

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’.

You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024

**Research Excellence Framework 2021

To find out more about us visit our website.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Celia Lury ( To apply please complete your essential personal details and attach a CV and cover letter by the closing date of 22nd January 2024. Please ensure your CV includes your most recent employment experience along with any additional relevant experience and education history. Your cover letter should detail how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

The interviews will be held on: TBC.

Your letter of application *must* include:

i) the level Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Reader for which you would like to be considered;

ii) which field(s of study you are applying for;

iii) details of how you would contribute to, extend and develop CIM’s research profile and teaching programmes;

iv) your experience of applying for research funding.

What we Offer

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working, for more information click here .

We are proud to say that we are a Living Wage employer

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here

The University currently holds a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award , Athena Swan Sliver Award and a Disability Smart Bronze Award The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance

Disclosure & Barring Service DBS

The University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against anyone who makes a Disclosure relating to a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice. *Job Description *JD – Assistant Professor-Associate Professor-Reader 108280, 100047, 71662).pdf – 814KB

Right to Work in the UK

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK Points-based Immigration System please follow the link which contains further information about obtaining the right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.