Two postdoctoral positions in the digital humanities and two fellowship positions in digital art are now available at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden from August 1, 2008 (the actual start date may be later).
The postdoctoral fellowships are one-year positions, with a possible extension of one year. The digital art fellowships are one-year positions. For the postdoc positions, applicants will be expected to have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline (from a non-Swedish university) and a specialty in any of the following five research areas: participatory media, digital cultural heritage, digital art/architecture, electronic literature, and critical perspectives. For the digital art fellowships, applicants will be expected to have an M.F.A or the equivalent (from a non-Swedish institute/school). In exceptional cases, other areas and backgrounds can be of interest as well.
Read more at http://blog.humlab.umu.se/postdocs and make sure to apply if you are qualified and interested in becoming a part of HUMlab and Umeå University! HUMlab and Umeå University is committed to taking very good care of visiting fellows. Fellows will normally have a double affiliation to the lab and to a suitable department/school and discipline.
Deadline for applications: June 12, 2008.
HUMlab is a lively and convivial studio space with a wide variety of activities, research, technologies and cross-disciplinary interaction. Umeå University is a full, comprehensive university with some 28,000 students. HUMlab collaborates with the whole of the humanities and arts faculty as well as the Umeå Institute of Design, Informatics, Computer Science, Sociology, Teacher education, regional companies, schools, local artists and many more. The fellowship program has been funded by the Kempe Foundations, and is part of a major initiative to strengthen the area of humanities and information technology at Umeå University. This initiative also includes a major expansion of the lab (which will be finished in the fall of 2008).