1-3 postdoctoral research associates in information studies
Uppsala University, Department of ALM

1-3 postdoctoral research associates in information studies


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


The position is within a five year research project (part or full time). Start date August 1, 2019 or according to agreement. Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found at http://www.abm.uu.se/.


The position is 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 at http://www.abm.uu.se/forskning/pagaende-forskningsprojekt/capture/.


Principal  duties: The postdoctoral associate is mainly supposed to be engaged in research and to take care of certain administrative duties associated with the project. However, some duties relating to supervision of students is also possible. The employed research fellows are expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research on information practices related to either making and production or use of archaeological research data in a multi-disciplinary research environment.


Requirements: To be eligible one must have completed a PhD information studies, library and information science or relevant related discipline at the latest by the beginning of the employment, shown pedagogical expertise. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.


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: Relevant practical or scholarly experience on data and information practices or behaviour in archaeology, documentation practices, science studies, archiving and preservation or management of research data is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Knowledge of at least one of the Scandinavian languages can be useful in conducting and communicating research in Sweden and is as such considered as an advantage but is not required of a successful applicant.


Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.


How to apply: A complete application must contain:

  • A CV including a list of the scientific/scholarly works especially relevant for the project, together with information about research, teaching and other relevant work to date.

  • Three writing samples (texts written individually by the applicant)

  • Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.

  • Names and contact information of two references.

  • A project description (at most 2 pages) detailing the research the applicant would be interested to conduct during his/her time as a research associate. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject. The description should also clearly state how the applicant’s proposed project relates to the general research project.


Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date:  At the earliest 2019-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Permanent full-time position in a five year long Project

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of ALM, Ulrika Kjellman, ulrika.kjellman@abm.uu.se, or the Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila, isto.huvila@abm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 30th April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/721.


Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.


Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.


Placement: Department of ALM

Type of employment: Full-time/Part-time , Permanent position

Pay: fast lön

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 20-100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/721

Last application date: 2019-04-30

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