The Dept of Business IT, ITU, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for the research project “Digital Nordic Borders – Unpacking the contention between openness and security in the Nordic region: Digital public surveillance practices at three state borders” funded by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland) and led by the University of Gothenburg. The position will be supervised by ITU which will be the official employer.
This project focuses on one of the main sites of contention between Nordic openness and security, namely new practices of digital public surveillance at Nordic borders. Borders are objects of national and international efforts of surveillance, with increasingly advanced technologies, and as such, symbols of the contention between Nordic openness and security.
The proposed starting date is September 1, 2023. An earlier or later start date may be negotiated. The position runs for a total of 24 months.
The candidate will participate in conducting research on how digital surveillance is practiced and organized at the Danish-Swedish border and which and how advanced digital technologies are produced, procured, and used in surveillance practices. The postdoctoral project is expected to provide comprehensive evidence-based multi-disciplinary knowledge on practices of digital public surveillance in the Øresund region, with a particular focus on the bridge and Kastrup. Moreover, the postdoc is expected to assist the Norwegian partner conducting fieldwork along the Norwegian-Swedish border.
The candidate will be expected to participate in workshops that translate research findings into public debate and gather civil society around the issues addressed in this project. The candidate is not expected to be native Scandinavian speaker but being able to interview and do observations among native Danish and Norwegian speakers is an advantage. Given the nature of the fieldwork, it is important that the candidate has good experience of doing qualitative research, including ethical aspects. Driving license is also a good merit.
The postdoctoral fellow will be employed by ITU and will be mainly dedicated to fieldwork in Kastrup, Öresund Bridge and secondarily at the Norwegian-Swedish border. Apart from conducting the above-mentioned research, the chosen applicant will be asked to teach or co-teach in one or more courses related to her/his academic background. The chosen applicant is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in relevant research activities organized by the DiNoBord project.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
The chosen applicant must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field drawing upon Science and Technology Studies, Critical Big Data Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Critical Migration and Border Studies, and/or and has documented experience with qualitative fieldwork, interviews, observations, and document analysis. It is expected that the chosen applicant can work independently and systematically.
The application must be in English and must include:
- A cover letter detailing your relevant working experiences (with examples) that make a sustained case for your suitability for the position (2-3 A4 pages).
- A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, academic degrees, previous and present employment, and teaching experience (if any).
- Diploma for the fulfillment of the PhD degree or – in case the obtainment of the degree is imminent – a letter from the applicant’s supervisor stating their progress and ability to finish before taking up the postdoc position. The degree must be in hand at the starting day of the postdoc.
- A complete, numbered list of publications (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year) with an * marking of the academic productions to be considered during the review. A maximum of 3 publications for review are allowed. Applicants are requested to prioritize their publications in relation to the field of this job advertisement.
- Copies of the publications marked with an *. Only publications written in English (or another specified principal language, according to research tradition) or one of the Scandinavian languages will be taken into consideration).
Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.
The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist relevant applicants. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies
Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.
Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.
Application deadline: December 15, 2022 at 23:59 CET.
Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.
The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.
Post expires on Friday December 16th, 2022