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10 Ph.D. positions in the digital humanities

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University has advertised a total of 25 Ph.D. positions. At least ten of these positions have a digital humanities inflection. They are based on a double affiliation model, where the candidate is primarily based at a department and discipline with a secondary affiliation to HUMlab.

The digital humanities positions are within the following disciplines:

  • Educational Work with a focus on Art Education, Music, Dance or Sloyd (3 PhD students, 2 DH).
  • English Literature (1 PhD student)
  • English, General, Russian or Scandinavian Linguistics (1 DH PhD student).
  • Environmental Archaeology, with Digital Humanities orientation (1 PhD student).
  • Environmental Archaeology within the MOBIMA–Mobile Imaging in Archaeology (1 PhD student).
  • Ethnology with Digital Humanities orientation (1 PhD student).
  • History with Digital Humanities orientation (1 PhD student)
  • History of Science and Ideas with Digital Humanities orientation(1 PhD student).
  • Media and Communication Studies -specializing in Digital Humanities or Media History or Streaming Media (3 PhD students).
  • Religious Studies with a focus on didactics with Digital Humanities orientation (1 PhD student).
  • Sami Studies(at least 1 DH)

Here is a link ( to the formal announcement with links to the departments and the departmental information. Please contact the listed people if you do not find enough information in English. Deadline for applications: March 31, 2014.

The positions are full-time, salaried positions based at departments and disciplines across the humanities. It is essentially like having a proper job, although time limited for four years. The position can be extended to five years depending on teaching and other extra-Ph.D. work (this is normally not a requirement though). Candidates are expected to be active in the intellectual milieu and contribute to their department and HUMlab.

Monday, March 31, 2014


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