[Air-l] ph.d.fellowship in digital documentation at the Univ. of Tromsoe, Norway
Niels Windfeld Lund
niels.windfeld.lund at hum.uit.no
Fri Jul 25 03:37:44 PDT 2003
Doctoral Fellow in Documentation Studies, open specialty: Digital
documentation, at the Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Art and
Literature, University of Tromso, Norway.
Date of announcement in Norwegian: 09.07.2003
Date for applications: 15.08.2003
The University of Tromsø invites applications for 1 position as
research fellow in
The positions are fixed-term positions for 4 years with 25 % administration or
teaching duties each year. Previous employment as research fellow or
in an equivalent
recruitment position will count as part of the education program, so
that the total
number of years spent on the education program is 3.
The position are associated with the Faculty of Humanities and the
Institute of Art and Literature.
Documentation Studies explores in theory and practice: media like
sound, writing or images, analogue and digital media, documents like
books, letters, speeches, concerts, homepages, paintings and
institutions like libraries, archives, museums, documentation
centers, cultural centers, mass media and Internet etc.
The applicant must include a research proposal (5-7 pages), which
must be relevant to the general field of Documentation Studies and
especially in relation to digital forms of documentation, either
digital document types or document institutions being digital or
using digital documentation. Proposals related to document
institutions will be favoured. Apart from that, it is free for
applicants to formulate and define their projects as they wish and
draw on their individual background.
The application should in addition include:
a letter of application (up to 3 pages) with a description of
background, research experience and the relevance of previous work to
Master's thesis or equivalent work, and, possibly, other
relevant material (see
certified copies of diplomas and transcripts
a complete list of publications including information about
where the works
have been published
The applicants must document scientific competence in Documentation
Studies or similar studies (Communication-, Media-, Information or
Library Sciences) at the Master's level. Applicants must have
mastery of English or a Scandinavian language.
The successful applicant will submit a research proposal, which will
be the basis for
employment. The research fellow should, no later than 6 months after
submit a plan for the employment period which includes a detailed
description of the
research project and other parts of the doctoral degree program. The
name the project's supervisor.
The research fellow will teach or conduct research-related activities
on all levels from BA to MA within Documentation Studies.
The salary for the positions follows the relevant Norwegian
regulations. The regular
salary for a research fellow is NOK 275.900 per year. A 2 % contribution to the
Norwegian pension fund is obligatory.
Applications will be evaluated by an expert committee. Emphasis will
be put on the
candidates' potential for research based on:
the Master's thesis
other academic works
the research proposal
In addition, work experience and other activities relevant to the fulfilment of
the research, the doctoral degree program and teaching will be
included in the basis
for evaluation. Information and material which are to be included in
should be submitted by the deadline for applications.
The University of Tromsø wishes to recruit women to academic
positions. When two
applicants are found to be essentially equally qualified, the
University will rank the
female applicant ahead of the male applicant.
Employment is decided upon by the Board of the Faculty of Humanities based on
recommendations from the Center's Director.
The application should be sent in 5 collated sets marked by the
reference number, 03/3156, to the following address by the deadline
for applications, August 15th. 2003:
The University Director
The University of Tromsø
Works: Applicants should send three collated sets of academic works -
unpublished - to the following address by the deadline for applications.
The Faculty of Humanities
The University of Tromsø
For more information, please confer
"Regulations for the Degree of Dr. Art. at the
University of Tromsø, available at the University's web pages.
Professor Niels Windfeld Lund, Coordinator of Documentation Studies program
email: niels.windfeld.lund at hum.uit.no
Associate professor Ole Karlsen, Head of Institute of Art and Literature
email:ole.karlsen at hum.uit.no
Director of Faculty, Eirik Liland, Faculty of Humanities
email: eirik.liland at hum.uit.no
Niels Windfeld Lund, professor,
Koordinator for dokumentasjonsvitenskap / Chair of Documentation
Institute of Art and Literature
HUM-FAK, Universitetet i Tromsø/University of Tromsoe
Breivika, N-9037 Tromsoe, Norway
tlf. +47-77646284, fax + 47-77644239
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