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
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
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.
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.
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”).
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
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org under the title: “Konkurs Whist-K-2022-12”.
Research excellence in historical interpretation and digital humanities;
Ability to combine graphDB, data visualization, semantic modeling,
geographic representation, and quantitative and qualitative historical
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
Phd in history, cognate field, or independent historical research
A good command of English;
Ability and will to work in a team, share research results, timeliness.
An additional advantage will be:
Good research management skills;
Experience working on research projects;
Interest in developing tools within the digital humanities.
Organisation/Company: UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
Website: https:// historia.uw.edu.pl
Postal Code: 00-927
Street: Krakowskie Przedmieście, 26 / 28