a two-year postdoc fellow position at HUMlab (deadline May 5)

The Humanities Faculty at Umeå University advertises seven two-year postdoctoral positions , and one position targets the digital humanities. This position is part of a large-scale initiative to strengthen research in the humanities and information technology at Umeå University. The intended focus is the digital humanities as a field and more overarching issues such as the development from humanities computing to digital humanities, cyberinfrastructure for the humanities, studio spaces in the digital humanities/related areas, creative technology-supported practice in the humanities, critical making, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the digital humanities. Projects may be influenced by science and technology studies, design studies and other relevant approaches and disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged. Apart from the primary focus on the digital humanities, projects may relate to the following research areas: participatory media, digital cultural heritage, digital art, critical perspectives and electronic literature.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, and the Ph.D. must be no older than three years (at the date of the application deadline).

HUMlab is a lively and convivial studio space with a wide variety of activities, research, technologies and cross-disciplinary interaction. It is expected that you will contribute to such the environment during your two years as a post doc. You are therefore expected to live in Umeå during the post doc period.

The application should include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • a plan for the two-year research project (5-8 pages)

The position is salaried. Salary is dependent on experience and will be negoitated individually. Other benefits may be negotiated. Please indicate any expenses that are relevant to your planned research project in the application.

The application should be sent to jobb@umu.se by May 5, 2008, and the reference number Dnr 312-1625-08 should be given. Information in Swedish is available here.

Contact person:

Patrik Svensson
+46 (0)90 786 7913

HUMlab is a digital humanities environment at Umeå University in Sweden. The basic idea behind it is to stimulate innovative cooperation in a dynamic interdisciplinary setting. Here the humanities and the arts on one hand, and modern information and media technology on the other, interface and collaborate, both in real terms and virtually. HUMlab attracts students, lecturers, researchers, artists, engineers, media people and many others. In this unique technological and creative studio space, a lot can, and does happen.

More information about HUMlab can be found at http://blog.humlab.umu.se.

Umeå University is a full, comprehensive university with some 28,000 students. It is located in the city of Umeå in the North of Sweden (see map here). There is some more information about Umeå here. This page contains logistical information (getting to Umeå etc.).