We are now announcing three doctoral positions in Library and Information Science within the research school ReSource: Transforming Reading and Source Criticism in Digital Cultures.
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås is the largest research and educational institution in Sweden in the field of library and information science. It offers education at all levels: Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral. The Swedish School of Library and Information Science has about 1,000 students and 15 doctoral students, as well as between 60 and 70 staff members, including ten professors and associate professors.
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science coordinates the research school ReSource: Transforming Reading and Source Criticism in Digital Cultures, supported by the Swedish Research Council. The research school takes its starting point in the contemporary information crisis and aims to explore practices of informational reading and source criticism through an analysis of the interplay between changing (commercial) information infrastructures, societal institutions, and the demands placed on people in different roles. For the call, the doctoral projects are to be formulated within the framework of the research school and one or more of its four sub-themes:
These themes and the structure and activities of the research school are described in detail on the website: ReSource: Transforming Reading and Source Criticism in Digital Cultures research school
Information about the programme in Library and Information Science is available at: Library and Information Science
Duties Doctoral education The position as a doctoral student is full-time for four years in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Departmental duties in the form of teaching and administrative duties of up to 20% of full-time may be required.
Eligibility A prerequisite for employment is a Master's degree in Library and Information Science or a related field. Admission requirements for doctoral studies are stated in the general syllabus, see General syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Library and Information Science (pdf).
Basis of assessment Applicants are assessed on the basis of the degree to which they are capable of completing the doctoral programme. Applications are evaluated on the basis of quality, quantity, relevance and progression through previous education.
The position requires that the applicant meets the requirements for and is admitted to the doctoral programme in Library and Information Science at the University of Borås. The position is based at the University of Borås and active participation in the university's research environment is expected. The University of Borås seeks to have an even gender and age balance and promotes ethnic and cultural diversity.
Type of employment: Doctoral studentship employment is conducted in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Employment rate: 100% Start date: 1 September 2023 or as agreed upon Position location: Borås, Sweden Registration number: PA 2023/18
Contact Further questions about the position can be addressed to Research School Coordinator Anna Lundh ([email protected]), who can especially answer questions about the research school, telephone +46 (0)33-435 59 91, Head of Department Åsa Söderlind ([email protected]), who can answer questions concerning the employment, phone +46 (0)33- 435 44 02 or Director of Studies Ola Pilerot ([email protected]), who can answer questions about the doctoral programme, telephone +46 (0)33-435 4329 at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås. The trade union representatives are Mikael Gunnarsson of OFR-S and Maria Ferlin of Saco-S. They can be reached via the university switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.
Application Apply for the position via our website by clicking on "Apply" at the bottom of the job ad.
Clearly state the position to which the application relates and the reference number. Your application must be accompanied by the following documents:
More information for you as an applicant can be found on our Job vacancies page: How to apply for a job with us
Please submit your application by midnight 2023-03-26 (CET, Central European Time).
No additions can be made electronically to the application after this deadline.
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