[spsp-members] Postdoctoral fellow @ Uppsala University

Isto Huvila isto.huvila at abm.uu.se
Mon Jan 17 08:11:54 UTC 2022

Postdoctoral fellow

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies) 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. More information about the research project can be found at www.abm.uu.se/forskning/pagaende-forskningsprojekt/capture.

Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found at www.abm.uu.se.

The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that investigates, reviews, and develops methods and protocols for documentation of research processes and capturing and documenting archaeological paradata (i.e. data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed).

Principal duties
The postdoctoral fellow is mainly supposed to be engaged in research. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to compile and present research results for colleagues, publish in relevant scholarly journals and to present research results in international conferences. The employed postdoctoral research fellow is expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research in an interdisciplinary research environment. Certain administrative duties associated with the project and supervision of students are also possible. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to actively participate in the work of the project, contribute to the development of the collaborative research environment within the project and also at the Department of ALM as a whole.

To be eligible for employment one must have completed a PhD in information studies, library and information science, information systems science, computer science, science studies, archival science, digital humanities, history of science or another, for example, humanities, social science or technical discipline relevant to the work duties. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.

The PhD degree should not be more than three years old by the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist. Special circumstances includes absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. This must be clearly stated in the application. A successful applicant may not have held a postdoctoral position at Uppsala University in the same or nearby field for more than a year.

Additional qualifications
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.

Further qualifications useful for the position
Relevant documented practical or scholarly experience relating to data or research data, information modelling, documentation practices, science studies, metadata and knowledge organisation, archiving and preservation or management of research data is an advantage. Also experience relating to information practices or behaviour is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Knowledge of at least one Scandinavian language is an advantage but is not required of a successful applicant.

How to apply
A complete application must contain:

      • 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 considers to be capable to conduct and to be relevant for the broader research project. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date March 1st or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of ALM, Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark at abm.uu.se, or the Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila, isto.huvila at abm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by February 7, 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4524

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