Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Postdoctoral Position in the Humanities, Culture and the Digital (Digital Humanities)

Location: HUMlab, SE-901 87, Umeå, Västerbotten 90187, Sweden

Situated at Umeå University in the north east of Sweden, HUMlab explores the intersection between the humanities, culture and the digital. We are now extending our core research group through another planned postdoctoral position in the digital humanities. The work in HUMlab is canalized through a strong studio space and associated digital environments. The lab encourages and supports multiple modes of engagement between the digital and the humanities: tool, object of inquiry, expressive medium and exploratory laboratory.

See here for the HUMlab movie trailer.

Humanities and cultural studies, their objects of study and practices are profoundly affected by information technology and the digital. Examples of possible areas for postdoctoral projects include (but are not restricted to): Computer games studies, visualization of humanities materials, Fan Fiction, online practices, digital humanities as a research area, embodiment and the digital, gender and information technology, digital art, digitally mediated language and communication, academic activism, humanities infrastuctures, interactive architecture, aesthetic theory, digital creative industries and new digital means of publication for thehumanities.

Applicant’s research background may be in a humanities subject or from another relevant area.

For further information about the digital humanities position, please contact Patrik Svensson,

Visit the website (Swedish language):

Official announcement (in Swedish) is available here.
Reference number 315-127-11.


Applications shall include:

* A complete curriculum vitae (CV)
* A list of publications
* A research plan of 5-8 pages

Applicants must have obtained their doctorate within the last three years and not held a postdoctoral position before.

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. Your complete
application, marked with the reference number should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive March 21, 2011 at the latest.

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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