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Post-doc gezocht, Utrecht

Het Langeveld Instituut heeft ten behoeve van het Wired Up programma een vacature voor een Postdoc digitale geletterdheid van migrantenjeugd (0,8 fte, 2 jaar.

De postdocpositie wordt vervuld binnen het grotere kader van het Wired Up programma, een internationaal, interdisciplinair project gefinancierd door de Universiteit Utrecht in het kader van het High Potential Programma. Het programma is een samenwerkingsverband tussen de faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen en de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen. Hiernaast bestaat een samenwerkingsverband met Vanderbilt University, USA. In het Wired Up programma wordt onderzocht hoe nieuwe digitale media, in het bijzonder het internet, het leven, de identiteit en de socialisatie van migrantenjongeren beïnvloedt.

Deadline for applications is 29 March.

Postdoc Opportunity at VKS

Applications are invited for three-month fellowships within the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) for Spring 2010. The fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have recently received their PhDs in order to provide the following:

  • experience of working within an interdisciplinary research group
  • an opportunity to prepare material for publication
  • the chance to develop new research ideas

Deadline for applications is 15 November 2009. Please find more information on the VKS website.

Postdoc Researcher (f/m), (36-38 hours per week)

Project information: You will be responsible for the implementation of ethnographic and explorative research in the sub-project “Dissemination and exploration”. You will perform observations of the use of ICT in humanities research. In particular, you will identify problems that emerge as researchers renew their research practices with the aid of technology. You will explore and assess the current developments in digital humanities, also on the basis of the published literature. This exploration will regularly involve short visits to research centres in the Netherlands and abroad. Your work on this aspect of the project will be supported by an information expert, whose role will be to assess the technological merits of infrastructures. These observations and assessments will support the Alfalab project leader in the preparation of the second phase of Alphalab. Your research results will also support the dissemination of Alfalab’s outcomes among humanities scholars in the Netherlands. This work will result in a research report, which will form the basis of a follow-up grant application, and the basis for international scientific publications.

Job requirements: You have ample experience in ethnographic research and current knowledge of ict applications in the humanities, as demonstrated by a PhD in a relevant area (for example, Science and Technology Studies or Information Science). You show interest in humanities research. You are a good communicator, possess good writing skills, and are capable of building good cooperative relations with researchers from a variety of scientific traditions. You have an excellent command of English and Dutch.

Conditions of employment: This position involves a temporary appointment for a period of 1.5 years. In consultation, the job can be performed on a secondment basis (for instance from a university). The intended starting date is 1 May 2009.

More information will be available on the website of the VKS or on the website Academic Transfer.

That time of year again!

VKS Postdoctoral Fellowship Fall 2009 Applications are invited for three-month fellowships within the VKS, Fall 2009 in Amsterdam. Deadline for applications: 15 May 2009

More information on the VKS website.

PhD position in Utrecht

A position for a PhD researcher is currently open in the Wired project, at Utrecht University. This is the project about which Mariette presented, some months ago. More information can be found on the Wired project website. Deadline for applications is 5 November.

3-month Postdoctoral Fellowship at VKS-KNAW

Virtual Knowledge Studio, 3-month Postdoctoral Fellowship, KNAW

Applications are invited for a three-month fellowship at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) for Spring 2009. The fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have recently received their PhDs in order to provide the following: experience of working within an interdisciplinary research group, an opportunity to prepare material for publication and to develop new research ideas. Deadline for applications is 15 November 2008.

Please find more information on the VKS website: http://www.virtualknowledgestudio.nl/opportunities.php

Smiljana Antonijevic, Postdoc Fellow

As you can read on the VKS website, we are very pleased to welcome a new colleague!

smiljana-antonijevic Smiljana Antonijevic (PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) investigates social aspects of information and communication technologies, focusing on nonverbal communication in virtual environments, virtual ethnography, and virtual communities. Smiljana is a co-editor of Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs (University of Minnesota, 2004); her work appears in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes such as The Sage Handbook of Rhetoric (2008), Information, Communication, and Society (2008), The American Behavioral Scientist (2008), Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conferences (2004), First Monday (2002). During her fellowship, Smiljana will work on the following two projects: Techniques of the Virtual Body and Virtual Ethnography in Multiuser, 3D Virtual Environments.

Smiljana will be joining us in late September, for a period of three months.

Virtual Knowledge Studio, third 3-month Postdoctoral Fellowship, KNAW

We’re looking for a new colleague!Applications are invited for three-month fellowships within the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) for Autumn 2008. The fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have recently received their PhDs in order to provide the following: experience of working within an interdisciplinary research group, an opportunity to prepare material for publication and to develop new research ideas. Deadline for applications is 29 April 2008.

Please find more information on the VKS website: http://www.virtualknowledgestudio.nl/opportunities.php

New Postdoc Fellow at VKS!

The new VKS Post-doctoral fellow for Spring 2008 will be Dr Kyriaki Papageorgiou. She is a recent graduate from the Cultural Anthropology Programme of the University of California, Irvine, and has pursued extensive fieldwork in Cairo. Her work addresses the intersection of modernity with tradition, and the changing boundaries between science and religion. During her fellowship, Kyriaki will work on the topic of ‘Time, Space, Cyberspace and Beyond: towards a sense of the field’ and further analyze the mediated knowledge practices that figure in her fieldwork. She will join us from mid-January, for a period of three months.

 More information about our new fellow will follow shortly on the VKS website.

Project and PhD positions in Utrecht

Please note that there are 3 PhD positions available at Utrecht University within the High Potential Program for the project “Wired up. Digital media as innovative socialization practices for migrant youth.” Deadline for application 29 October 2007.

This is the project that Mariette had presented in the working papers conference, if you’re wondering why it sounds familiar. A descriptionof each of the three project can be accessed by clicking on its title.

PhD researcher Identity, Migration, and Global Digital Media Faculty of Humanities (Project 1) (0,8 fte)

PhD-researcher Learning & Socialization, new media and the migrant condition Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences(Project 2) (0,9 fte)


PhD researcher Social practices of identity by immigrant youth with new literacies and media Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences(Project 3) (0,9 fte)