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[Commlist] Doctoral Student in Library and Information Science with a Specialisation in the Digital Humanities

Mon Feb 03 17:53:40 GMT 2020

*Job description**
*The digital humanities often take as their starting point structured collections of digitised materials. These have long been enriched, analysed, evaluated and explored by library and information science. We would therefore like the doctoral student’s thesis work to be directed towards one or more of the following areas:

·recognition, mining, and analysis of text, images or patterns in large amounts of data

·cultural heritage digitisation, digital scholarly editions

·exploring, preserving or adding value to digital collections

·text encoding

·metadata, access to (linked) open data

·developing and/or exploring digital methods and tools

Employment as a doctoral student covers the equivalent of four years of full-time studies. Normally, doctoral studentship employment focusses 80% of the time on doctoral studies and thesis work. The remaining time is set aside for departmental service including teaching and administration, meaning a total period of employment of five years.

*The position requires a degree at advanced level (Master’s) in library and information science or adjacent fields. Applicants should also have very good knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

It is considered a merit to have knowledge of Swedish or another Scandinavian language as well as previous experience of and/or participation in research studies, particularly in the form of published research articles.

The University of Borås values the qualities that even gender and age distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity add to our organisation.

*Contact **
*Information about the position can be provided by Head of Department Åsa Söderlind by telephone +46 (0)33-435 44 02 or by (emailasa.soderlind /at/ <mailto:(asa.soderlind /at/>. Trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Rebecca Gmoser, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

*Type of employment:*Employment according to the regulations contained in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5. The first period of employment is usually one year and is subsequently renewed by one year at a time.
*Start date:* As agreed upon.
*Position location:* Borås, Sweden
*Reference number:*PA 2019/400

*You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.”

The following documents must be attached to your application:

·Doctoral thesis plan, written in either Swedish or English (6-10 pages, 3000-5000 words, excluding reference list).

·Registration form

·Personal letter


·Master’s thesis

·Any other publications

After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by*2020-03-15.*

According to the National Archives’s regulations, we must archive application documents, excluding publications, for two years after the appointment decision has been finalised.

/We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies during the recruitment process./

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