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Doctoral Student in Library and Information Science - Digital Humanities

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskoleadjunkt

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    27 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 mars

Om jobbet

At the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, education and research is conducted in Library and Information Science, Pedagogical Work as well as Trade and IT. Undergraduate and graduate programmes and training for librarians, preschool teachers, primary and subject teachers, system architects and web editors are offered.

Doctoral education is offered in the field of library and information science and is working to establish doctoral education programmes in Pedagogical Work and Trade and IT.

The Faculty specifically contributes to collaboration between the university and the surrounding community in the following areas: The Regional Development Centre, the Centre for Digitisation and the Centre for Cultural Policy Research.

We are now seeking a doctoral student in library and information science with a specialisation in the digital humanities at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science.

The Swedish School of Library and Information Science has for a long time been active in the digital humanities. The school has established relationships and partners in the field both internationally and nationally, such as the network Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Gothenburg, and HumLab at Umeå University. A data lab focusing on digital methods development has recently been launched

For more information, please see the research group's website:

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.

Information about the position can be provided by Head of Department Åsa Söderlind by telephone +46 (0)33-435 44 02 or by email 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
  • CV
  • 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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