Associate Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Uppsala University Department of Archival Studies, Information Studies and Museum
Sweden

Associate Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities

Published: 2022-04-08

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Information Studies and Museum- and Cultural Heritage Studies) offers second-cycle education in the Master’s Programme in Archival Studies, Information Studies and Museum- and Cultural Heritage Studies and in the Master's Programme in Digital Humanities. The department also conducts doctoral-level education in Information Studies. The department currently has about twenty teachers and researchers, plus eight doctoral students. The department also includes the Centre for Digital Humanities Uppsala (CDHU), which offers support to researchers at Uppsala University in data management, data storage and digital methods, and digital tools. The CDHU is staffed with five research engineers plus a director, deputy director, research coordinator, and communications officer.

Period of appointment

The position of associate senior lecturer can be held for a maximum of four years, with the possibility of being considered for promotion to senior lecturer. The associate senior lecturer is expected to apply for promotion to senior lecturer towards the end of the four-year period. The criteria for promotion to senior lecturer are set out in Uppsala University’s Appointment Regulations and the Faculty of Art’s supplementary guidelines to the Appointment Regulations.

Duties

The duties of the position consist of teaching, research and administration. Teaching includes course responsibility, course administration and supervision of doctoral students. The proportion of teaching, including course administration, amounts to 50 percent.

The position includes research as well as teaching and examination, mainly in the Master’s Programme in Digital Humanities, but teaching and examination in the Master's Programme in Archival Studies, Information Studies and Museum- and Cultural Heritage Studies may also occur. The teaching included in the duties relates to being able to apply broad and inclusive perspectives on digital humanities in a theoretical, practical and technically grounded way, and creating in-depth understanding and knowledge of digital methods, digital source materials, and digital research infrastructures. The duties will primarily consist of teaching and research on data aggregation, management and use of digital cultural heritage data, information management, and digital tools and methods, such as text mining and 3D modelling. In addition, the duties may also involve teaching in digital platforms of particular relevance to humanities research, such as Project Jupyter, R, MatLab, GIS, Nodegoat, Mallet, Voyant and Metashape pro.

The proportion of research amounts to at least 50 percent of the full-time position. The duties also include actively applying for external research funding. They also include monitoring developments in your subject area and general societal developments that are material to the work of the university.

Qualifications

To qualify for the appointment as associate senior lecturer, applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in digital humanities or in a related scientific discipline, such as library and information science, information studies or have equivalent research expertise in another humanities discipline and have demonstrated teaching skills in this area. The teaching expertise, research expertise and professional skills must be relevant to the subject matter of the position and the duties that the position will involve.

Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent expertise within no more than five years of the application deadline.

Applicants must have completed five weeks of teacher training for higher education relevant to the University’s activities or have acquired equivalent skills. If special circumstances exist, the teacher training for higher education may be undertaken during the first two years of employment. In order to qualify as a doctoral student supervisor, supervisor training is required.

To meet the qualification requirements, applicants must have a documented ability to teach and perform administration work in Swedish and English. If special circumstances exist, applicants who are unable to teach and perform administration work in Swedish are expected to acquire this ability within two years.

In addition, as a general qualification for teachers, applicants must have the personal qualities required to perform the job well, such as flexibility, a sense of responsibility, good team-working abilities, and the ability to work independently.

Assessment criteria for applicants with the required qualifications

In the selection of eligible applicants, weight will be assigned to research expertise, teaching expertise, and administrative and management expertise. However, particular weight will be assigned to research and teaching expertise.

Research expertise refers to research qualifications. In assessing research expertise, research quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the research, in particular its depth and breadth, will also be taken into account. When assessing research expertise, particular attention will be paid to research qualifications in the subject area of the position, i.e. digital humanities.

 Previous documented experience in multidisciplinary humanities research in the field of digital humanities as well as in the ABM disciplines, i.e. archival studies, information studies and museum- and cultural heritage studies, is also considered an asset. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at the doctoral level, and the ability to acquire funding for research in competition. A demonstrated ability to interact both within academia and with the wider community is also judged to be important.

Teaching expertise refers to educational and teaching qualifications. In addition to academic qualifications, education and teaching qualifications from other activities, including e.g. supervision, in-service training or mentoring programmes, may be taken into consideration. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, shall also be afforded consideration. In assessing teaching expertise, particular attention will be paid to the ability to teach using current digital methods and tools. Documented experience in digital methodology and tool development is an asset, as is the ability to assimilate knowledge of new digital methods and tools. Documented experience in teaching in the ABM disciplines, i.e. archival studies, information studies and museum- and cultural heritage studies, is also considered an asset. In addition, documented experience in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching is an asset.

Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, as well as the ability to base teaching on research in the subject concerned, subject didactics, and teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact with actors inside and outside the University in relation to issues of teaching and learning in higher education is also included in teaching expertise.

Administrative, management and collaborative expertise are also significant to the position and will be assigned weight.

Administrative expertise is demonstrated through, for example, the capacity to plan, organise and prioritise work in a suitable and effective manner, as well as the ability to specify and adhere to time frames. This form of expertise includes overall work planning; ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities; and ability to work in a structured manner and on the basis of an awareness of goals and quality. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.

Collaborative expertise is demonstrated through the ability and skill to plan, organise and implement collaboration with the wider community. Popular scientific work, public debate and lectures are examples of forms of collaboration with the wider community. The ability to translate the exchange of knowledge with the wider community into activities relevant to the development and quality of education is also part of collaborative expertise.

All qualifications must be documented to enable assessment of both quality and scope.

Further information

Parental leave, part-time work due to childcare, trade union duties, military service, or similar are taken into account as professional experience and should be included in the curriculum vitae.

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Supplementary guidelines of the Faculty of Arts

Recruitment procedure: All qualifications must be documented to enable assessment of both quality and scope. The application must include the following:

  • A brief description of research, teaching and other activities (CV)
  • Presentation of research qualifications
  • Description of planned research
  • List of publications
  • Presentation of educational qualifications
  • Presentation of other qualifications
  •  Scholarly and pedagogical works cited (full text), maximum 5 
  • Self-reflective statement on future research, teaching, and other qualifications
  • Diplomas, certificates and other relevant documents
  • Names and contact details of references (maximum two)

For further information, see the Faculty of Arts' Guidelines supplementing the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University (HISTFILFAK 2020/66).

For additional information on the appointment, please contact the head of department at the Department of ALM Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position, 4 years. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

We look forward to receiving your application no later than May 30, 2022. Reference number: UFV-PA 2022/604.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of ALM

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/604

Last application date: 2022-05-30

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