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UNIL SNSF project seeks digital humanities postdoc and PhD student

The Department of Language and Information Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne is currently seeking a PhD student and postdoctoral researcher to join a new digital humanities project, “Towards Computational Historiographical Modeling : Corpora and Concepts”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and led by dhCenter member Michael Piotrowski.

Doctoral student (SNSF) in Digital Humanities

This 100% position is expected to start on February 1st, 2022, with a one-year contract renewable for three years. The focus of the successful candidate’s work will be on the investigation of corpora as models and the elaboration of a doctoral thesis in the field of the project.

Research questions include: How do corpora model and produce phenomena? What are commonalities and differences between different types of corpora? How can corpora-as-models be formally described in order to take their properties into account for research that makes use of them? While these are general issues in digital humanities, the project will examine them in the context of historical research in particular.

85% of the activity rate is dedicated to the preparation of the thesis linked to the project and 15% dedicated to supporting research activities linked to the project.

Qualifications

•    MA in digital humanities, a historical discipline, philosophy of science, or equivalent (master in hand at the start of the position).
•    Marked interest in epistemological questions and methodology, historiography, and theory of history.
•    Interest in digital humanities, computational modeling, and interdisciplinary research.
•    Willingness to write a thesis in these areas.
•    Self-motivated and able to work independently ; willing to collaborate in a diverse and multilingual environment.
•    Excellent spoken and written English. French language skills are not required, but a working knowledge of French would be useful (the work environment is French-speaking) ; knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Application details

  • Contact for further information: Michael Piotrowski, michael.piotrowski@unil.ch
  • Application deadline: November 15, 2021
  • Please visit the UNIL online system to view full application details and to submit the complete application in PDF format.


Postdoctoral Researcher SNSF (Postdoc) in Digital Humanities

This 100% position is expected to start on February 1st, 2022, with a four-year non-renewable contract. The focus of the successful candidate’s work will be on the investigation of concepts as models : How do they function and how are they used? Are there structural similarities that would allow us to create a metamodel for formalizing concepts?

While these are general issues in digital humanities, the project will examine them in the context of historical research in particular. The successful candidate will work together with the PI and a PhD candidate and contribute to the project as a whole.

Qualifications

•    PhD in digital humanities, a historical discipline, philosophy of science, or equivalent (PhD in hand at the start of the position).
•    Marked interest in epistemological questions and methodology, historiography, and theory of history.
•    Interest in digital humanities, computational modeling, and interdisciplinary research.
•    Self-motivated and able to work independently; willing to collaborate in a diverse and multilingual environment.
•    Excellent spoken and written English. French language skills are not required, but a working knowledge of French would be useful (the work environment is French-speaking); knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Application details

  • Contact for further information: Michael Piotrowski, michael.piotrowski@unil.ch
  • Application deadline: November 15, 2021
  • Please visit the UNIL online system to view full application details and to submit the complete application in PDF format.

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