Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science and Cultural Data Analytics
University College Cork, Department of Music, School of Film, Music and Theatre

Senior Research Fellow, Computer Science and Cultural Data Analytics, Department of Music, School of Film, Music and Theatre

Specific Purpose Whole Time Appointment (anticipated duration 4.5 years)


University College Cork invites applications for an experienced Senior Research Fellow to lead a new high impact 5-year research project in the area of Hip Hop Studies. The position of Senior Research Fellow is in the area of Computer Science and Cultural Data Analytics and is available at the Department of Music in the School of Film, Music, and Theatre at University College Cork. The position is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the research project CIPHER: Hip Hop Interpellation. This study of global hip hop knowledge flows will synergize computational and ethnographic methods to examine how hip hop “unlocks the global through the local.” The principal investigator of the project is Professor J. Griffith Rollefson.


The successful candidate will work on a research project in global hip hop studies that combines cultural data analytics (text and sound, crowdsourcing, NLP, machine learning, semantic web, stylometry) with ethnographic and cultural studies methods. The researcher will work closely with the PI and a team of ethnographic researchers. S/he will also manage a dedicated doctoral student and a computational support team at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.


The successful candidate is expected to live in Cork, Ireland and become part of the research environment/network of the university and contribute to its development. The researcher is expected to publish independently and together with the CIPHER team, present research papers at workshops and international conferences, and contribute to popular dissemination of the research results.


For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.


Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Griffith Rollefson Email: Further information on the Department is available at


Salary: Senior Research Fellow Salary Scale: €65,414 - €70,200
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.


Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.


Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 22nd August 2019


No late applications will be accepted.




Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector


Contact Person : Prof. J. Griffith Rollefson

Contact Email :

Job ID : 036431

Contact Number : +353-(0)21-490-4521

Close Date : 22-Aug-2019 12:00

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