Associate professor of information studies with a focus on critical data studies and digital methods, in the School of Communication and Culture, and the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
Deadline to Apply
May 17, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Data studies|
– Digital methods
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||School of Communication and Culture|
Department of Digital Design and Information Studies
|Contract Period||Not specified|
|Starting date||Dec 01, 2021|
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to critical data studies and digital methods, as well as teaching and research experience commensurate with that attained through an assistant professorship. Applicants must be able to document, relevant to the position:
- an internationally oriented research profile as documented by a strong international peer-reviewed research publication record within critical data studies and digital methods
- experience of participation in international research projects or collaboration, as well as in national and international research networks
- teaching and supervision competences and experience at BA and MA level, including curriculum development
- experience of knowledge exchange
- completion of a teacher-training programme designed for university teaching, or an equivalent qualification
Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document:
- time spent abroad working at one or more internationally recognised research institutions
- experience of applying for external research funding
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a robust research network. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary department with flourishing areas of research in interaction design, participatory design, innovation, critical data studies, science-technology-society studies and digital aesthetics and culture.
We are looking for an applicant who researches the aesthetic, communicational, social and cultural aspects of data and data management and who has a strong profile and track record in the study of methodologies, tools or frameworks related to several of the following areas:
- the use of online and digital technologies to collect and analyse research data
- new methods for managing, collecting and presenting data, e.g. data visualisations
- critical analysis of the culture, use and design of digital technologies for data-driven research
- text analysis/content analysis/text mining
The successful applicant will be expected to take a role in developing research in the field of critical data studies and digital methods. They will also be expected to publish original peer-reviewed research internationally as well as making scholarly contributions to developments within the field. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to research initiatives in relation to both the field of critical data studies and digital methods and the research community at the department in terms of new collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, and in connection with external research funding.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
We are looking for applicants with teaching and supervision experience in the field of critical data studies and digital methods at university level.
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the department’s teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes, in particular: the Bachelor’s degree programme in information studies, the Bachelor’s supplementary degree programme in critical data studies and the Master’s degree programme in information studies. Please indicate in your application which courses you could teach. The successful applicant will also be expected to apply innovative teaching methods.
The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of curricula and the degree programmes within the fields of digital design and information studies, and in this connection experience of degree programme and curriculum development at universities or similar institutions will be an advantage.
Given the international focus of the degree programmes, the successful applicant will be expected to teach in English as well as Danish.
How to Apply?
To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above
The application must outline the applicant’s motivation for applying for the position, attaching
- Curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio
- Complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no more than eight examples of academic production (mandatory). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
About the position
The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies offers a broad range of humanistic approaches to studying the relationship between humans and information technology, from the granular study of the agency of code to influencing policymaking in open and agile smart cities. Diverse and innovative methodologies are represented and encouraged in the department.
We are looking for an applicant who does research on the aesthetic, communicational, social and cultural aspects of data and data management, and who has a strong background within the field of digital methods in relation to strategies for critically collecting, analysing and interpreting both small and large datasets in the research of digitally saturated contexts.
In sum, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will enhance the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
- Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
- Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
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Associate professor of information studies with a focus on critical data studies and digital methods
Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 (GMT+9)