Two PhD student positions in Information Studies


Department of ALM has two fully funded doctoral student positions open for applications in two different projects with a deadline for applications on March 20, 2020.

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At the Department of ALM, education is conducted at an advanced level within the master's program in ALM (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://wwwuu.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.

More information can be found at https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=316563