Postdoctoral position in Informatics with a focus on applied digitalisation

Linnaeus University
August 05, 2024
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Welcome to Linnaeus University! Here you'll meet 2 200 staff members and 40 000 students, all united in following the vision to set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development. With us, research and education are conducted with an eye towards the future. Our proximity to the business world, both locally and globally, gives us a wide reach and the ability to create change that makes an impact. All that's needed is a place where ideas have the space to meet and grow. That's what we've created – and you are invited.

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The Faculty of Technology (FTK) has a wide range of activities spanning across nine different departments through which Linnaeus University provides education and conducts research. The education offers at the faculty of technology cover everything from short courses of a few weeks or month to five-year civil engineering programs. The research responds to society's needs in several broad fields - both in the short and long term - with basic research and applied research in collaboration with society's actors.

The department of informatics consists of approximately 30 employees, and we aim to further grow with a postdoctoral researcher. Within the department of informatics, research is conducted with a focus on the design and use of information technology across individual, organizational, and societal settings. Active research areas are linked to our education programs and have different focuses that overlap, namely: Data-driven business innovation, Systems thinking and Interaction design. Informatics has six education programs at basic and advanced level. Several of the courses are conducted remotely both nationally and internationally. Informatics also has independent courses as well as teaching and research collaboration with other faculties, above all within Knowledge Environment Linné: Digital transformations.

Subject area for the position: Informatics Location until further notice: Kalmar or Växjö. Since Linnaeus University is located in both Växjö and Kalmar, travel between the two may be required. Hours and term: Full-time for 2 years Starting date: Starting date as agreed upon or a specified date.

Job description We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team and contribute to our ongoing EU projects focused on applied digitalisation across different settings. The successful candidate will engage in collaborative activities across several projects, addressing various aspects of digitalisation. The position offers an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary research and professional growth.

Your work as a postdoc will primarily consist of research in informatics with a focus on applied digitalisation. You will be expected to participate actively in the department's knowledge environment and networks, both internally and externally.

Within research activities, we expect from a successful candidate to be engaged on:

  • Conduct research related to applied digitalization with a focus on data collection, analysis and dissemination of digitalization affects across different settings.
  • Collaborate with project teams, stakeholders, and other researchers within informatics.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Participate in project meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Assist project coordinators in organizing and running project meetings.
  • Teaching and supervision, comprising no more than 20% of the total workload, may be included among your duties.

    Qualifications Anyone who has a doctorate in informatics, computer and information science, information systems or equivalent, or who has a degree from another country that is equivalent to a doctorate in computer and information sciences, qualifies for the position.

    In accordance with the postdoc agreement, applicants who were awarded their degree no more than three years prior to the last application date for the present position should be considered first.

    An applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc for more than a year within the same or a related subject area at Linnaeus University.

    Assessment criteria The assessment criteria for the position include:

  • Research Experience : Documented experience in conducting research project work related to applied digitalization. Expertise in qualitative data analysis and presentation is highly valued.
  • Interdisciplinary Skills : Documented ability to work across disciplines and collaborate effectively with researchers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Project Management : Documented experience of organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks within project timelines.
  • Communication skills : Proficiency in written and spoken English. Ability to present research findings and communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. Ability to communicate in Swedish will be considered as advantageous.
  • Passion for Education : A genuine interest in advancing teaching and pedagogical capacities and contributing to educational offer within the department.
  • When the university employs new teachers, the choice should fall on those applicants who, based on a qualitative holistic assessment of competence and skills, are considered most likely to successfully perform and develop relevant tasks and contribute to successful development of the organisation.

    Application Process Interested candidates should submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter : Briefly describe your research background, relevant experience, and motivation for applying.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) : Include details of your academic qualifications, research projects, and publications.
  • References : Provide contact details for at least two professional references.
  • Research Statement : Outline your research interests and how they align with the specified position.
  • Publications : Enclose max two relevant publications (if available).
  • Contact persons For further inquiries for the position, feel free to contact: Arianit Kurti, Head of Department, 0470 70 83 75, email: [email protected] Anita Mirijamdotter, Subject responsible 0470-70 86 35, email: [email protected] HR-partner: Jesper Pettersson, 0470-70 83 74, email: [email protected]

    Would you like to know more about the Department of Informatics? Learn more at: https: // technology/meet-the-faculty-of-technology/informatics/

    Welcome with your application accordning to instructions. Last day to apply is 5 August 2024.

    Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

    Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 23.59 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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