Postdoc Positions in Information Studies (Sweden) Deadline: April 30, 2019

Uppsala University

Application Deadline

April 30, 2019

Program Commencement

August 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

5 Years

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Program Details

Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. The University’s nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses.

The Postdoc position offered by the Department of ALM of the University is within a five year research project (part or full time). Start date is August 01, 2019 or according to the agreement. The position is within the project CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) financed by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC-COG). The principal investigator is Professor Isto Huvila. The postdoctoral associate is mainly supposed to be engaged in research and to take care of certain administrative duties associated with the project. However, some duties relating to supervision of students is also possible. The employed research fellows are expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research on information practices related to either making and production or use of archaeological research data in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

More information about the research project, here

Eligibility/ Requirements

To be eligible one must have completed a PhD in information studies, library and information science or a relevant related discipline at the latest by the beginning of the employment, shown pedagogical expertise. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.

Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s research expertise, but pedagogical expertise and administrative skills will also be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research expertise, the most important factor is quality.

Relevant practical or scholarly experience on data and information practices or behaviour in archaeology, documentation practices, science studies, archiving and preservation or management of research data is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Knowledge of at least one of the Scandinavian languages can be useful in conducting and communicating research in Sweden and is as such considered as an advantage but is not required of a successful applicant.

Application Process

Apply here with UFV-PA 2019/721 as reference no.

A complete application must contain:

  • A CV including a list of the scientific/scholarly works especially relevant for the project, together with information about research, teaching and other relevant work to date.
  • Three writing samples (texts written individually by the applicant)
  • Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.
  • Names and contact information of two references.
  • A project description (at most 2 pages) detailing the research the applicant would be interested to conduct during his/her time as a research associate. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject. The description should also clearly state how the applicant’s proposed project relates to the general research project.

For further information about the position please contact the Head of the Department of ALM, Ulrika Kjellman,, or the Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila,

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