Postdoc in Art, Technology and Design

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap

The Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design has its roots in computer and behavioral science, graphics technique and media technology, and has today faculty that represents e.g. anthropology and psychology, computer science and media technology, interaction design, film- and literature science, sound and music computing, and media and communication science. https://www.kth.se/mid/about-mid

The division is part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Job description

In the position as a postdoc, you will work in the context of the newly established NAVET center, with placement at the Dept. of Media Technology and Interaction Design, part of EECS School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The overarching goal for the NAVET center is to be a meeting place for research and projects in the intersection of art, technology, and design, with the purpose of facilitating and creating opportunities for exchange and research collaboration among artists, designers, engineers, humanists, natural and social scientists. A central task for the center is to support the subject area art, technology, and design as a field of research, as well as develop knowledge of cross-cultural management in order to facilitate the inter- and transdisciplinary culture that the center seeks to establish.

The long-term vision of the new center is to give hub-partners, and Sweden at large, a leading position in the intersectional area Art, Technology and Design, with a practical and critical approach that stimulates research, innovation, creativity, and the development of a sustainable society.

For the successful candidate, this involves working with researchers from NAVET s partner institutions as well as with visiting partner researchers and artists from other national and international institutions.

The successful candidate will contribute to create an environment for already existing projects and collaborations in the area and to stimulate the formation of new work and thinking.

The successful candidate will contribute to scientific publications, artistic works as well as to new grant applications. Your work will include in-depth case studies, organization of research activities and dissemination of project results through performances, exhibitions, conference participation, and peer-reviewed publications.

The workload will be divided as follows: 80% of time research, 20% of time organization of above-mentioned activities and preparation of grant applications, and the employment will be for two years.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree covering studies and projects in the intersectional area Art, Technology and Design (or in equivalent areas). The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance, sick leave and parental leave). The candidate should have a strong background from at least one of the areas:

  • Media Technology
  • Sound and Music Computing
  • Human-Machine interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Performative and Mediated Practices
  • Art, Technology, and Design
  • Sensor Technology
  • Body Motion Analysis
  • Narrative Processes
  • Material Culture
  • Design Driven Knowledge Production

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's web page.

Application

The application should contain the following:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. A brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Contact information for two reference persons, including their email address and telephone number. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
City: Stockholm
Reference number: J-2019-1551
Published: 2019-06-10
Last application date: 2019-07-31


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