Researcher in digital humanities

Linnaeus University
May 20, 2024
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Welcome to Linnaeus University! Here you'll meet 2 200 staff members and 40 000 students, all united in following the vision to set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development. With us, research and education are conducted with an eye towards the future. Our proximity to the business world, both locally and globally, gives us a wide reach and the ability to create change that makes an impact. All that's needed is a place where ideas have the space to meet and grow. That's what we've created – and you are invited.

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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities – which is one of five faculties at Linnaeus University – is a dynamic, flexible, and international knowledge environment engaged in both scholarly and artistic activity in a wide range of subjects in the arts and humanities. We build complete academic environments, where the interaction between education, research, and collaboration creates a driving force for quality at the university and in the wider community.

Digital humanities is part of the Department of Cultural Sciences, which includes subjects such as archaeology, library and information science, history, human and physical geography, cultural sociology, and religious studies. Education in digital humanities is offered at the master's and doctoral levels. To contribute to the development of digital humanities, we are now looking for a researcher to work within the projects Huminfra and DARIAH-EU. Huminfra is a national Swedish infrastructure for digital and experimental humanities, and DARIAH-EU is a European infrastructure for the arts and humanities.

Subject area/research area : Digital humanities Location until further notice: Växjö, Sweden Form of employment and hours: 45% from 1 July 2024 (or as agreed upon) to 31 December 2024, with potential possibility for extension.

Job description

The main duties consist of four tasks:

  • The researcher is to create open learning resources for the DARIAH Campus or DARIAH Teach platforms that relate to the researcher's subject expertise in the field of digital humanities, in collaboration with other researchers in digital humanities at Linnaeus University.
  • The researcher is to develop an open-source tool for research in digital humanities based on their own subject expertise.
  • The researcher is to conduct a comprehensive survey of Huminfra stakeholders.
  • The researcher is to coordinate national DARIAH activities at the Swedish higher education institutions involved in Huminfra, and contribute with their own educational elements.
  • Requirements

    The candidate must have a doctoral degree in digital humanities or a related subject (for example, a master's degree in digital humanities and a doctoral degree in library and information science, or a doctoral degree in the field of digital cultural heritage), with a clear focus on the technical area.

    The candidate should have:

  • experience in conducting research using surveys and interviews
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swedish
  • good interpersonal skills, as building and maintaining relationships is essential given the focus and structure of the projects
  • good educational and supervisory skills.
  • Particularly desirable are:

  • experience in research in fields related to the projects
  • experience in collaborating on international research projects that have been completed within the allocated time, preferably in a leading role
  • documented experience in teaching digital humanities, especially in developing open-source tools for research and open learning resources.
  • Special emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability and to what extent the candidate is expected to be able to complement and strengthen the research projects, based on their experience and competence.


    Head of department: Fredrik Hanell, [email protected] Subject manager: Prof. Koraljka Golub, [email protected] HR partner: Maria Furbring, [email protected]

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    Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

    Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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