Come work with us! Two open postdoctoral positions in CAPTURE
CAPTURE (ERC-CoG) project is hiring two two-year postdocs https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=399145 One of the positions is in archaeology or related discipline, and one in information studies, LIS, archival studies, information science, science and technology studies or similar.
The positions are placed at the Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies) at Uppsala University 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 at the Department of ALM website. Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The positions are related to two specific sub-projects of CAPTURE:
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.
Requirements: 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.
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: 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.
More information and instructions for applications can be found in the announcement on the Uppsala University job listings page.