Call for Candidates – University of Cork: “Radical Humanities Laboratory

The University of Cork are setting up a Radical Humanities Laboratory and they are hiring scholars in the environmental humanities. Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 24th March 2022.

The Radical Humanities Laboratory will work across disciplinary boundaries and UCC’s four Colleges to explore the roots of global societal crises, defining the fundamental challenges and developing holistic, transformative, solutions. It will provide the capacity, liberty and environment for radical thinking and its application, enhancing creative and inclusive interdisciplinary through research focussed on the critical interfaces between disciplines, the University, society and the public sphere.

Applications are sought for 12 positions within the new Radical Humanities Laboratory. The appointment of researchers of excellence, from Lecturer to Professor (Scale 2), will connect disciplines and research strengths across the University, mapping to existing research strengths within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Applications are particularly welcome from those with a disruptive and transformative research focus in, for example, one or more of the following areas:

  • Eco-Humanities
    • Sustainability, the Climate and Biodiversity crises
  • Medical Humanities
    • Nursing, Health and wellbeing, Maternity, Childhood, Ageing, Neuro-diversity, Mental health
  • Cultural Analytics, Humanistic Human Device/Computer Interaction and Heritage Science
    • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cybertechnologies, Future Technologies, Fintech, the Transformation of Labour Markets, and Food Heritage & Culture
  •  Intersectional Humanities
    • DemocraticCrisis,Social Inclusion and Cultural Representation
  •  Artistic Research, Artistic Thinking and Design Thinking
    • The duties of all academic staff include research, research-informed teaching and contributions to the University community. The UCC Futures posts will focus on enhancing research at the intersection of the humanities and other areas of strategic research importance across the University, while ensuring that the curriculum is informed and driven by the radical research outputs arising.

For more information about the application process please download the pdf below.

For more information regarding the Radical Humanities Laboratory, please visit:

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