CAPTURE is hiring 1-3 postdoctoral research associates in information studies

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The position is within a five year research project (part or full time). Start date August 1, 2019 or according to agreement. Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found at http://www.abm.uu.se/.

The position is 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 at http://www.abm.uu.se/forskning/pagaende-forskningsprojekt/capture/.

Principal  duties: The postdoctoral associate is mainly supposed to be engaged in research and to take care of certain administrative duties associated with the project. However, some duties relating to supervision of students is also possible. The employed research fellows are expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research on information practices related to either making and production or use of archaeological research data in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

Requirements: To be eligible one must have completed a PhD information studies, library and information science or relevant related discipline at the latest by the beginning of the employment, shown pedagogical expertise. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.

Additional qualifications: 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: Relevant practical or scholarly experience on data and information practices or behaviour in archaeology, documentation practices, science studies, archiving and preservation or management of research data is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Knowledge of at least one of the Scandinavian languages can be useful in conducting and communicating research in Sweden and is as such considered as an advantage but is not required of a successful applicant.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply: A complete application must contain:

  • 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.
  • Three writing 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 would be interested to conduct during his/her time as a research associate. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject. The description should also clearly state how the applicant’s proposed project relates to the general research project.

 More information and instructions for submitting the application at http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=255371 (note that no applications submitted on paper or by email will be considered).

Taxonomy terms:

Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

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CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. 

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