Postdoctoral fellowship in “media places”

Postdoctoral fellow (two years, salaried) in the humanities and information technology with a focus on ”media places”.

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the dynamic milieu of HUMlab and ongoing research on ”media places”.

Research can, for instance, focus on studio and lab environments for digital humanities and culture, interactive architecture, the development of public space in relation to social media, screen culture, new locative tools and visualization possibilities in humanities research, digital places used for cultural expression, the iconic-symbolic properties of digital spaces, or hybrid expressions. Suggestions for research foci are encouraged. The position will be affiliated with HUMlab, and apart from their own research, the successful applicant will be expected to work 20% of their time with scholarly and administrative duties for HUMlab. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to have a daily presence in HUMlab.

This position is connected to a number of international networks, which include researchers from New York University, Stanford University and the University of California. HUMlab is closely affiliated with The School of Architecture and the School of Design, which are both located at the newly-built Arts Campus. The recent investment in developing the Arts Campus has contributed to the need for a postdoctoral fellow in this area, as well as provided a rich and multi-faceted research environment in which to work. The applicant will both be part of this research environment, as well as be expected to work closely in the development of this growing area. Additionally, HUMlab and the Arts Campus offer rich opportunities for collaboration with national and international researchers, as well as industry and the local community.

Applicants must have completed their PhD degree within a discipline relevant to the research themes listed above. The degree must have been completed within the last three years, and the applicant may not have had previous employment as a postdoctoral fellow or research fellow (Sw. forskarassistent).

The application must include the following:
• a complete curriculum vitae (CV)
• a list of publications
• a research plan of 5-8 pages

The successful applicant will be based at HUMlab. Interviews may be required.

For more information about the research area and position, contact Docent Patrik Svensson, or tel +46 90 786 7913. For further information, contact SACO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), tel +46 90-786 5365, SEKO (The Union of Service and Communication Employees), tel +46 90-786 5296 , or ST (The Union of Civil Servants), tel +46 90-786 5431

Electronic submissions should either be Word or pdf.

Your application, specifying registration number Dnr 315-53-10, should be submitted to or to Umeå University, Registrator, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden by March 1, 2010.
See here for information in Swedish.

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