Two PhD student positions in Information Studies
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At the Department of ABM, education is conducted at an advanced level within the master's program in ABM (archival science, library and information science and museum and cultural heritage), the master's program in Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Uppsala research network, and education at doctoral level in library and information science. The department currently has about ten teachers and researchers as well as six doctoral students.
Duties/Project description: One of the doctoral students will be working in research project CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE), financed by the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant No 818210 and directed by professor Isto Huvila. The doctoral student is expected to conduct empirical research on the analysis of the impact and practices relating to the production and use of paradata in scientific and scholarly information- and knowledge production, and (re)-use of research data. Information on the project and its aims can be found at http://www.uu.se/en/research/capture
The second position as a doctoral student is administered by the Department of ALM, but the holder of the position will be an active member of the Engaging Vulnerability (EV) research program at Uppsala University. EV is a multidisciplinary research program funded for ten years (2015–2025) by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds, and the Faculty of Arts. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop perspectives that engage vulnerability as a productive resource rather than a lack or privation. Currently, research within the program is being carried out in the disciplines of anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, rhetoric, media and communication, comparative literature, design studies, musicology, and history of ideas.
EV offers support for a doctoral research project in information studies relevant to the perspective of the program. Information about the EV program and its activities can be found at http://www.engagingvulnerability.se.
In order to be considered, the application must take care to explain clearly how the proposed project will constitute a contribution to the overall aims of the EV-program.
Education at the doctoral level consists of 4 years doctoral studentship (doktorandanställning). Doctoral students are expected to pursue their studies full-time and actively take part in the activities of the department. Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) not exceeding 20% can be included in the positions.
Doctoral education in Information Studies is regulated by the general study plan: https://www.abm.uu.se/digitalAssets/581/c_581252-l_3-k_anm-asp-forsk-2016.pdf. English translation of the official Swedish version can be found at abm.uu.se > Research > Doctoral studies.
Qualifications required: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Information Studies, Library and Information Science, Archival Science, Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies or a corresponding degree in a nearby field.
For regulations, see Uppsala University’s guidelines for doctoral studies http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/.
Application: Applications should include
- short CV,
- verified copy of the degree certificate for a relevant master’s degree (or equivalent) and a diploma supplement, and a transcript of records (if applicable)
- research plan (see below)
- copies of written material (e.g. Master’s thesis) and other relevant documentation the applicant chooses to present as a support for his/her application.
Research plan: The research plan shall not exceed 2,000 words and is expected to contain a tentative heading, aim and problem statement, present the subject area and focus of the research, theoretical frameworks and specific methods to be applied, and a preliminary timetable for the 4 year period.
Selection: The selection will be based on candidate’s ability to profit by the education and to successfully complete the doctoral education. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the submitted research plans.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 1 september 2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: please contact Head of the Department Åse Hedemark firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 18 471 2598; Director of Doctoral Programme Isto Huvila, email@example.com, +46 18 471 34 20; the Research Director for Engaging Vulnerability, Don Kulick firstname.lastname@example.org or Faculty Director of Studies Anna Sofia Hedberg, email@example.com +46 18 471 6982.
Please submit your application by 20 march 2020, UFV-PA 2020/541.
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Placement: Department of ALM
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/541
Last application date: 2020-03-20
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