Post.doc position in the DigiSAt project

The Independent Research Fund Denmark funded research project DigiSAt is looking for a postdoc from December 1, 2022 at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. We are looking for a candidate with a track record and/or ambition to do anthropology beyond text, using computational and data-intensive methods to address societally relevant problems and experience in using web platforms for research, analysis, and dissemination. Additionally, experience in using audio, video, still images, and/or performance methodologies is a plus. 

Read the full call here.
Deadline is October 14, 2022.

The environments we inhabit change rapidly as digital technologies and infrastructures become ubiquitous, with major changes in the ways that states regulate, corporations profit from, and people consume, produce and (re)circulate digital media content. These changes impact the environment in terms of energy demand. In the DigiSAt research project, we mobilize collaborative, multimodal, and computational methodologies to inquire; What does the mobile phone and digital infrastructures do for- and to people in a township environment? What controversies exist nationally and locally around cost of data, the failing energy grid, and global tech giants arriving in South Africa?

The assessment of the applications is based on the quality and relevance of previous scholarly work rather than on the number of publications. We are looking for a candidate who will contribute to the DigiSAt project. The position requires the ability to conduct independent, creative, and innovative research of social scientific significance and think within the DigiSAt framework, good interpersonal skills, the ability to establish academic contacts around the world, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey the results to a wider audience in text and other formats.

International applicant? The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here:

How to apply: Submit a complete application at the University of Copenhagen online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.  Applicants are asked to submit a project/or research proposal in which they present a research project that they want to develop during the duration of the position. Applicants must submit:

  • Motivated application  (maximum 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • Outline of a research plan for the duration of the position (maximum 2 pages).
  • List of publications.
  • Examples of multimodal works (included as links to external webpage Vimeo or other).

The employment is a full-time temporary position of 24 months. The starting date is November 1st 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Copenhagen (with fieldwork in Cape Town).