Associate professor in Digital Design and Information studies – Aarhus University

    Associate professor in Digital Design and Information studies - Aarhus University

    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)


    Overview

    PositionAssociate professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Data studies
    – Digital methods
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSchool of Communication and Culture
    Department of Digital Design and Information Studies
    Aarhus University
    Denmark
    Contract PeriodNot specified
    Starting dateDec 01, 2021

    Qualifications

    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

    Preference

    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

    Research

    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

    Documents Required

    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

    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.

    Note

    Inquiries

    Morten Breinbjerg
    Associate professor, School of Communication and Culture – Information Science
    Phone: +4587161997
    Email: mbrein@cc.au.dk

    Arts Administrative Centre – Arts HR
    Phone: +4587162298
    Email: emply.ar.hr@au.dk

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    Associate professor of information studies with a focus on critical data studies and digital methods

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