[Air-L] Postdoctoral fellowship in media places at HUMlab

Patrik Svensson patrik.svensson at humlab.umu.se
Sun Feb 7 11:38:55 PST 2010

Postdoctoral fellow (two years, salaried) in the humanities and information
technology with a focus on ”media places” at HUMlab, Umeå University,

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the dynamic milieu of HUMlab and
ongoing research on ”media places”.

Research can, for instance, focus on studio and lab environments for digital
humanities and culture, interactive architecture, the development of public
space in relation to social media, screen culture, new locative tools and
visualization possibilities in humanities research, digital places used for
cultural expression, the iconic-symbolic properties of digital spaces, or
hybrid expressions. Suggestions for research foci are encouraged. The
position will be affiliated with HUMlab, and apart from their own research,
the successful applicant will be expected to work 20% of their time with
scholarly and administrative duties for HUMlab. Additionally, the successful
applicant will be expected to have a daily presence in HUMlab.

This position is connected to a number of international networks, which
include researchers from New York University, Stanford University and the
University of California. HUMlab is closely affiliated with The School of
Architecture and the School of Design, which are both located at the
newly-built Arts Campus. The recent investment in developing the Arts Campus
has contributed to the need for a postdoctoral fellow in this area, as well
as provided a rich and multi-faceted research environment in which to work.
The applicant will both be part of this research environment, as well as be
expected to work closely in the development of this growing area.
Additionally, HUMlab and the Arts Campus offer rich opportunities for
collaboration with national and international researchers, as well as
industry and the local community.

Applicants must have completed their PhD degree within a discipline relevant
to the research themes listed above. The degree must have been completed
within the last three years, and the applicant may not have had previous
employment as a postdoctoral fellow or research fellow (Sw.

The application must include the following:
• a complete curriculum vitae (CV)
• a list of publications
• a research plan of 5-8 pages

The successful applicant will be based at HUMlab. Interviews may be

For more information about the research area and position, contact Docent
Patrik Svensson, patrik.svensson at humlab.umu.se (or tel +46 90 786 7913). For
further information, contact SACO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional
Associations), tel +46 90-786 5365, SEKO (The Union of Service and
Communication Employees), tel +46 90-786 5296 , or ST (The Union of Civil
Servants), tel +46 90-786 5431

Electronic submissions should either be Word or pdf.

Your application, specifying registration number Dnr 315-53-10, should be
submitted to jobb at umu.se or to Umeå University, Registrator, 901 87 Umeå,
Sweden by March 1, 2010.

Patrik Svensson
Umeå University

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