#jobopportunity Digital Repository Fellow, University of Exeter

Digital Repository Fellow

Job description

College of Humanities

This UKRI funded post is available from 30 June 2022 until 29 March 2024.


The post

You will support the work of Prof. Elena Isayev in the College of Humanities, supporting the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Imagining Futures Through Un/Archived Pasts project, funded by UKRI/ Arts and Humanities Research Council.

We seek to recruit a Digital Repository Fellow to be part of Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts – an international project which addresses the power of who decides whose history gets to be remembered into the future and how? Focusing on questions of authorship and custodianship, it explores the formation and erasure of narratives, heritage and archives (tangible and intangible) in contexts of rupture, post-conflict, reconstruction and displacement. This project is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, and forms part of the Network + initiative of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

You will work with IF international project partners and Lab leaders to implement a tailored strategy for data ingestion and upload to a digital repository. You will manage the digital repository and all aspects of digital asset ingest and publication, ensuring best practice, including managing rights and ethics, and developing new functions and activities in relation to the repository. The role will include working with the Project Leader to deliver an online training programme in the curation and reliable transfer of project data, adhering to and developing best practises in digital humanities. You will be the point of contact for any repository and data related concerns.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

41 days leave per year

options for flexible working

onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme

sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 wks full pay), paternity leave (up to six wks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Elena Isayev e.isayev@exeter.ac.uk.