Five international postdoctoral positions in the digital humanities are now available at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden from September 1, 2009 or January 15, 2010. The call is open, but 1-3 positions may be allocated to the areas of "religion and the digital", "digital journalism", "architecture and the digital", "next generation digital humanities tools" and/or "visualization in the digital humanities".
HUMlab is an internationally recognized center for the humanities and information technology. Much of the work takes place in a 5,300 square feet studio space at the center of the university and in different kinds of digital and hybrid environments. A new part of the lab was inaugurated on May 14, 2009. This video shows the new space the day before the event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2oUm3p-yJk. For archived seminars (which use the other part of the lab) please see http://stream.humlab.umu.se/. By the end of 2011, a new HUMlab-X on the Creative Campus (a 10-minute walk from the main campus) will be in place.
HUMlab is based on a double (or triple) affiliation model where much of the work is done in close collaboration with the humanities (or other) departments. HUMlab offers an open, friendly, creative and intellectually rich milieu for doing work in the humanities and information technology.
The fellowships are for one year. Another year may be possible based on a review as well as the availability of funding. Collaboration is a central part of the ethos of HUMlab and among our strategic partners are Kulturverket (local award-winning culture organization), Lund University (the Humanities Laboratory), King's College London (Centre for Computing in the Humanities) and the University of California (UC Humanities Research Institute).
Applicants will be expected to have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline. In exceptional cases, other areas and backgrounds can be of interest as well. Applications should include a description of an envisioned postdoctoral year-long project.
Please see http://blog.humlab.umu.se/postdocs for more information. Applications should be submitted electronically by June 18, 2009. We look forward to receiving your application.