Uppsala University, Department of ABM

The position is placed at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Information Studies, and Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies) within the project Quantifying Culture: AI and Heritage Collections financed by the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems in Humanities and Society Research Programme (WASP-HS). The principal investigator is Professor Anna Foka. More information about the research project can be found here.

Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted there can be found here.

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The researcher is responsible for a sub-project that investigates, reviews, and develops methods and protocols for AI within the heritage sector focusing on Swedish case studies.

Principal duties
The researcher is mainly supposed to be engaged in research in this project. The researcher is expected to compile and present research results for colleagues, publish in relevant scholarly journals and to present research results at international conferences. The employed research fellow is expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research in an interdisciplinary research environment. Certain administrative duties associated with the project and supervision of students are also possible. The researcher is expected to actively participate in the work of the project, contribute to the development of the collaborative research environment within the project and also at the Department of ALM as a whole for a maximum of 20%

To be eligible for employment you must have completed a PhD in one of the following: heritage studies and museology, information studies, information systems science, human computer interaction, archival science, digital humanities, history of science; or another, for example, humanities, social sciences or technical discipline relevant to the work duties. The candidate is expected to demonstrate very good skills in English and Swedish, both written and oral.

Additional qualifications
Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s research expertise, and administrative skills will also be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research expertise, the most important factor is quality.

Further qualifications useful for the position
Relevant documented practical or scholarly experience relating to archival science, heritage and museology studies, data or heritage data, organisation, archiving and curation or management of heritage data is an advantage. Also experience relating to AI and or automated information practices as well as professional experience in the heritage sector is considered an advantage as is experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

How to apply: The 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 diplomas and other official transcripts.
  • Names and contact information of two references.
  • A project description (at most 2 pages) detailing the research the applicant considers themselves to be capable to conduct and to be relevant for the broader research project. This description should contain an account of how the planned studies contribute to international research on the subject.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 50-100%. Starting date 2023-09-04 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of ALM, Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se, or the Principal Investigator of the project Anna Foka anna.foka@abm.uu.se .

Please submit your application by June 12, 2023 UFV-PA 2023/2063.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2024-08-31
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment 2023-09-04 or as agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50-100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2063
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 12.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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