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Postdoc Position in Critical Environmental Data Studies

University of Aarhus - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd November 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021

Two Postdoc Positions in Critical Environmental Data Studies 

The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies within the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Critical Environmental Data Studies. The postdoc positions are affiliated with the research project Design and Aesthetics for Environmental Data funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).

The postdoc positions are full-time, two-year fixed-term positions. The positions begin on 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project

Design and Aesthetics for Environmental Data focuses on historical and current practices of seeing, knowing, and designing the environment and the planet as data: as patterns, visualizations, projections, models, simulations, and other aesthetic objects with epistemic value. The transdisciplinary project builds on scholarship in critical data and design studies (such as speculative design), science and technology studies, and environmental humanities to research how datafication of the planet has emerged since, at least, the nineteenth century. The project addresses how critical design, speculative and theoretical practices help to understand the long history of environmental data in the context of current digital culture while paying attention to issues of historical mediations as well as politics and justice. The aim is to develop and employ innovative new methods for investigating the material practices of environmental data in collaboration with academic and non-university partners. The working language of the project is English.

Postdoc profile

We are looking for applicants to deliver individual postdoc projects under the auspices of the project while contributing to the collective task of developing insights into critical environmental data. The proposed project should address one or more of the three core areas of the project’s research and practice:

1) digital aesthetics of environmental data

2) design methodologies for environmental data

3) architectures and spaces of environmental data.

Applicants and projects that can combine theoretical insights with design methods, such as innovative practices in data visualization or machine learning, are encouraged to apply, as are applicants whose projects might bring an historical or a media archaeological angle to the core areas of the project. Applicants should be able to build and sustain relevant networks with Aarhus University researchers in other faculties (e.g., environmental sciences) as well as in the art/design/museum sector beyond the university. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to engage productively both within the research team and with external organisations and institutions.

The successful applicants will be expected to conduct new original research in the areas defined above; publish in relevant journals, academic books, and non-academic publications on critical environmental data; help coordinate the project activities, including possible guest seminars and researcher visits, and curatorial projects; participate in project meetings and joint events; work collaboratively with the principal investigator (PI) and other team members; actively develop the research area including identifying and maintaining contact with academic and non-academic partners; develop follow-up grant applications for the project.

The Project PI, professor Jussi Parikka, will coordinate the research and mentor the research projects in order to support the career development of the postdocs.

Teaching and supervision

The postdoc positions in this project are primarily research-based but will also involve a small degree of teaching and supervision. 

Deadline: 30 November 2021 

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