[Air-L] Postdoc Researcher, Virtual Knowleddge Studio Amsterdam

Anne Beaulieu anne.beaulieu at vks.knaw.nl
Fri Mar 13 03:27:04 PDT 2009

Postdoc Researcher (f/m), (36-38 hours per week), Virtual Knowledge
Studio in Amsterdam

Project information: You will be responsible for the implementation of
ethnographic and explorative research in the sub-project "Dissemination
and exploration". You will perform observations of the use of ICT in
humanities research. In particular, you will identify problems that
emerge as researchers renew their research practices with the aid of
technology. You will explore and assess the current developments in
digital humanities, also on the basis of the published literature. This
exploration will regularly involve short visits to research centres in
the Netherlands and abroad. Your work on this aspect of the project will
be supported by an information expert, whose role will be to assess the
technological merits of infrastructures. These observations and
assessments will support the Alfalab project leader in the preparation
of the second phase of Alphalab. Your research results will also support
the dissemination of Alfalab's outcomes among humanities scholars in the
Netherlands. This work will result in a research report, which will form
the basis of a follow-up grant application, and the basis for
international scientific publications.

Job requirements: You have ample experience in ethnographic research and
current knowledge of ict applications in the humanities, as demonstrated
by a PhD in a relevant area (for example, Science and Technology Studies
or Information Science). You show interest in humanities research. You
are a good communicator, possess good writing skills, and are capable of
building good cooperative relations with researchers from a variety of
scientific traditions. You have an excellent command of English and

Conditions of employment: This position involves a temporary appointment
for a period of 1.5 years. In consultation, the job can be performed on
a secondment basis (for instance from a university). The intended
starting date is 1 May 2009. 

More information will be available on the website of the VKS
<http://www.virtualknowledgestudio.nl/vacancies.php> or on the website
Academic Transfer <http://www.academictransfer.nl/> .


Dr Anne Beaulieu

Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Programme Leader

Virtual  Knowledge Studio, KNAW

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



+31 20 850-0277

Blog:  vksethno.wordpress.com


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