Call title:
UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage
Link to the call document:
Types of partners sought
1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master’s Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH) with at least eleven years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, and very good language, communication and implementation skills; 2. For this unique position, an earned Doctorate degree from a recognized University is required; 3. The qualifications required for this position are the same as those required for the post of a full Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and, in addition, the following qualifications are required: (A) a total of at least eleven years of university / research work or experience of equal value after the award of the doctoral title, out of which, at least four shall be years of university work or holding a post in the rank of Professor in a recognized University or holding a position as a Senior Researcher in a recognized research organization; (B) International recognition of scientific work of acknowledged merit, promising an important contribution to science: publication of works, such as articles in international pre-reviewed scientific journals of well-known reputation or monographs or books of internationally recognized publishing companies, substantiating notable autonomous research work; (C) Ability to instruct and promote research, including the supervision of postgraduate students, significant contributions in research projects and track record in ensuring additional financing of research activities; (D) Indications of international recognition of the candidate´s contribution to the research fields described or similar fields, such as research reports, invitations for scientific lectures/keynotes, assignment of the evaluation of articles, research reports/projects or doctoral theses, participation in committees for the publication of scientific journals or participation in the organization of seminars, workshops and conferences; (E) Significant contribution to the teaching and/or administrative/management work of a University or research center; (F) Supervision/coordination of successfully completed of research projects or doctoral theses; (F) Excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and written).


Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair holder on Digital Cultural Heritage) at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

The selected scientist will work for fifty-four (54) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme bringing together for the first time a worldwide network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectoral educational, research and training programme between academic research, creative industries and key Cultural Heritage stakeholders.

The ERA Chair will be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of fifty-four (54) months under a full employment contract with the possibility of extension. The Chair holder will work closely together with the Director of DHRLab and the team of the UNESCO Chair on DCH and be responsible for the planned research topics and areas. It is noted that for this purpose funding is included in the MNEMOSYNE project for a group of post-doctoral scholars and PhD researchers to assist the Chair, the team at DHRLab and the UNESCO Chair.

UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage: The main scope of this unique Chair is to extend the successful work of the DHRLab and address a full range of key aspects of novel research and innovative developments such as:
- the e-documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data for both tangible and intangible heritage;
- technical areas, including 2D and 3D virtual environments (tangible and intangible), archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies;
- non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education.

Deadline of the call:
Financial aspects:
The yearly gross salary for this position will be 78.000,00 Euro. From this amount employer and employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. A 13th monthly salary is incorporated into the monthly gross salary. In addition, health insurance will be funded by the program.