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The Department of Informatics and Media conducts research in information systems, interaction design and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programmes and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. From the Fall 2016, the Department offers a Bachelor Programme in Information Systems at Campus Gotland. The Department turnover is approx. 60 million SEK. The Department has about 85 employees.
A doctoral student in information systems with a focus on data reuse in the digital economy
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
This announcement concerns a PhD position in Information Systems in collaboration with the Swedish Research School on Management and Information Technology (https://www.mit.uu.se). The successful applicant will pursue their PhD within the Department of Informatics and Media (https://im.uu.se), which is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The doctoral student placement will be located at Uppsala University's Ekonomikum campus.
The position is four years full-time and is financed through employment as a doctoral student. The doctoral student will devote her/his main working hours to research studies and is expected to actively participate in the department’s and the MIT school’s seminars, workshops, etc. Other tasks such as teaching and research administration can also be included within the framework of employment (max 20%). Language of instruction is English and Swedish.
FAIR is an acronym for four important desirable features of research data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) that are central to open science discourse and public confidence in science. The analogy to open science in a business context is open innovation. In order to succeed with open innovation, understanding of the value of the data produced and, if it is highly valued, the degree to which it is prepared for reuse is needed (i.e. how “FAIR” it is). Of great interest is in understanding how these FAIR data principles are characterized within the digital economy and how their value is perceived between different social actors participating in digital ecosystems. The appointed doctoral student will be expected to conduct research focusing on data reuse in the digital economy.
For employment as PhD-student it is required that the holder is admitted or will be admitted to the PhD education programme
at the Department of Informatics and Media. The education will be given in cooperation with the Swedish Research School on Management and Information Technology.
In order to qualify for doctoral studies in information systems, the applicant must meet the requirements for general and special eligibility. In order to fulfill general admission eligibility, the applicant must have been awarded an advanced level (second-cycle) degree, satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits on the advanced (second-cycle) level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. In order to fulfill special eligibility requirements for studies in information systems, the applicant must have completed courses of at least 90 credits in information systems, computer science, or a similar field of study.
We are searching for somebody with excellent academic potential and an enthusiasm for understanding organizational dynamics, open science/innovation, and data. An ideal candidate should have experience of social science research methods, data science, digital economy, Internet studies and social dynamics. Applicants should have a Master's degree in social science or information systems with demonstrable knowledge of quantitative methods, or a Master's degree in computer science, informatics, or other relevant numerate discipline. Desirable qualities of the candidate should include a high degree of independence, good communication skills, and fluency in both English and Swedish. Previous experience of publishing research would be highly advantageous.
A general description of postgraduate education in Information Systems can be found in the general study plan available at https://samfak.uu.se.
Further information: For a description of the doctoral program at the Department of Informatics and Media see https://www.samfak.uu.se.
For further information about the Information Systems research area see https://www.im.uu.se/forskning/informationssystem/.
For further information on doctoral studies at Uppsala University see https://www.uu.se/utbildning/utbildningar/forskarutbildning/
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
The application must include:
- Completed application form for admission for the doctoral position.
- Short cover letter that should contain (1) The applicant's motivation to applying for the position (max 500 words); (2) A brief description of the documents sent by the applicant (list them); (3) If more than one academic work (essay, article, etc.) is submitted for assessment, the accompanying letter must refer to the academic works and state their relevance.
- Thesis plan (max 2 pages) describing the research questions of interest, intended theoretical approach, type of data envisaged to collect, analysis methods and an overview research schedule covering the whole duration of the doctoral position.
- Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of academic documents.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Any other documents that applicants wish to attach.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2019-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Pär Ågerfalk, Chair, information systems: email@example.com; David Johnson, Senior Lecturer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 12 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2377.
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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Informatics and Media
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2377
Last application date: 2019-08-12