Post-Doctoral Researcher In The Faculty Of History, University Of Warsaw For The Research Project...

Universities and Institutes of Poland

Poland

October 13, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
  • Research Field: History › Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 13/10/2022 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warszawa
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/12/2022
  • Call for candidates for a full-time position of a post-doctoral researcher

    in the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw

    for the research project NAWA – Profesura Gościnna:

    “Places, People and Events: Innovative Spatial Humanities Research

    to support Interpretation and Explanation”,

    principal investigator Prof. Dr. Francis Harvey

    Planned duration of employment: 18 months (1st December 2022 – 31th May 2024)

    Total gross salary: ca. 4500-5000 PLN

    Name of the position: adjunct

    Scientific discipline: history

    Number of posts: 1 (full-time)

    I. About the project

    Digital technologies and infrastructure approaches continue to have vast potential following the spatial turn in the humanities, but the humanities face challenges arising with the transition of traditional theory and methods to computationally-based scientific research possibilities. With available digital data, the question ‘Where?” has now become a meaningful research focus at multiple resolutions and for a wide range of situations and relationships. This research project tackles the limits arising for spatial/temporal research in the digital humanities with the cartographic map's two-dimensional representations and the absence of concise temporal information. Resolving these challenges involves bootstrapping the tools and methods specific to digital humanities and spacial research with interpretative and explanatory theory and methods in a flexible framework. The pragmatic focus on developing novel integrated toolkits using graph database frameworks supports the integration of close-reading and distance-reading in hermeneutic interpretative framework and support of geographic, network and diagrammatic visualisations. The project aims to discover new ways to support the discoveries in humanities and social sciences. Drawing on 25 years of GIS- related research and technology development work in Germany and the US, the visiting professorship of Francis Harvey spearheads innovative new theories, methods and visual-spatial humanities approach for researchers and heritage institutions.

    As part of the project implementation, a digital data processing tool will be developed to support an analytical interpretation of historical data, as well as a tool that allows visualization of the interpreted data.

    The following tools and programs are being used in the implementation of the project: Gephi, CATMA, QGIS, Nodegoat, and Neo4j.

    Tasks description:

  • Ongoing research work resulting from the objectives of the project;
  • Publication of scientific articles resulting from work in the project;
  • Presenting research results at conferences or workshops;
  • Assisting in the administration of the project.
  • Eligibility criteria

    Required documents:

  • A letter of application (to the Rector of the University of Warsaw).
  • Signed GDPR consent statement (”Information on personal data processing”, attached below).
  • A copy of the Ph.D. Diploma or the relevant document.
  • A CV and list of publications, as well as a description of research plans for the upcoming years (in English).
  • Cover letter (in English).
  • An administrative questionnaire (“Personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment – document docx”).
  • Selection process

    Selection procedure

  • Application deadline: 15th October 2022.
  • Application results: by 31st October 2022.
  • The application process is conducted by the hiring committee in accordance with the regulations of the University of Warsaw. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview, which will be conducted digitally by 25th October 2022.
  • Candidates will be informed of the results via e-mail. The application process is only the first stage of the employment procedure as defined by the Statute of the University of Warsaw. A successful application is a basis for further proceedings.
  • The beginning of employment is planned for 1st December 2022.
  • Additional comments

    Please include in your application the following statement:

    “I am familiar with the conditions of conducting a call for the position of an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw (Decree No. 106 of the Rector of the UW of 27 September 2019, paragraph 1, point 4).”

    All documents should be sent by e-mail to the following address: dziekanat.wh@uw.edu.pl under the title: “Konkurs Whist-K-2022-12”.

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    Expectations:

  • Research excellence in historical interpretation and digital humanities;
  • Ability to combine graphDB, data visualization, semantic modeling, geographic representation, and quantitative and qualitative historical research methods;
  • Knowledge of Polish/European history;
  • Proven ability to conduct analysis and synthesize multiple data sources;
  • Experience in publishing academic papers;
  • Knowledge of historical interpretative research approaches, cartography;
  • Experience with spatial humanities software and experience with graph/network analysis;
  • Phd in history, cognate field, or independent historical research experience;
  • A good command of English;
  • Ability and will to work in a team, share research results, timeliness.
  • Specific Requirements

    An additional advantage will be:

  • Good research management skills;
  • Experience working on research projects;
  • Interest in developing tools within the digital humanities.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
  • Department: History
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// historia.uw.edu.pl
  • E-Mail: dziekanat.wh@uw.edu.pl
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warszawa
  • Postal Code: 00-927
  • Street: Krakowskie Przedmieście, 26 / 28
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