2 Postdoctoral fellow positions in Information studies, Library and information science, Archaeology, 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), Uppsala University, Sweden
Deadline to Apply
July 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||2|
|Research Area||– Information studies|
– Library and information science
– Science studies
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Department of ALM|
(Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies)
|Contract Period||2 Years|
|Starting date||Oct 04, 2021|
To be eligible for employment in project 1, one must have completed a PhD in information studies, library and information science, science studies, archaeology or another discipline relevant to the work duties. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.
To be eligible for employment in project 2, one must have completed a PhD in archaeology or another 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 include 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.
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.
Meriting: In project 1, relevant documented practical or scholarly experience relating to data, documentation practices in archaeology, science studies, 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.
In project 2, relevant practical or scholarly experience of creating and reusing fieldwork and research data, archaeological documentation, information management and metadata is an advantage.
Knowledge of at least one Scandinavian language is an advantage in the both projects but is not required of a successful applicant.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
Project 1: The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that investigates, reviews, and develops methods and protocols for capturing and documenting archaeological paradata (i.e. data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed).
Project 2: The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for a sub-project that tests in a series of field trials promising approaches and protocols for capturing, documenting and using paradata (data on how archaeological research data is created, used and processed) and the usability of existing paradata for enabling the reuse of archaeological data.
Principal duties: The postdoctoral fellows are mainly supposed to be engaged in research. A 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 fellows are 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 fellows are 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.
How to Apply?
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- A 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.
- Threewriting 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 Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies)
The positions are 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 here.
Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found here.
Head of the Department of ALM, Åse Hedemark
Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila
Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday July 31st, 2021 (GMT+9)