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Postdoc Job in Gender studies with a focus on critical data visualization – Linkoping, Sweden 2022

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Postdoc Job in Gender, studies with a focus on critical data visualization is available at the Department for Thematic Studies – Linkoping, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Thematic Studies
Linköping University
Linkoping, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The position concerns research in the broad area of critical data visualization studies. The holder of the position is expected to contribute to both inter/trans-disciplinary feminist research and visualization design research. Feminist research on visual analysis tools is an emerging international field of inquiry and addresses how data and digital visualization technologies are entangled in the practices of doing and making science but also in the norms and values of social groups. The project connected to this position will focus on how visualization tools impact the ways that data is understood, imagined, valued or dismissed through situated, visual analysis practices with and by domain experts, and how these understandings are entangled in collaborations with visualization designers and tool development The holder of the position will engage with critical analyses of intersectional power dynamics in visualization practices and technologies as well as questions about social justice and the design of effective tools, where ‘effective’ is unpacked. The research will involve ethnographic fieldwork in expert settings and is expected to result in pragmatic recommendations for designing more ethical, responsible, and inclusive visual analysis tools. This position will be shared between the Unit of Gender Studies and Media & Information Technology, offering a unique opportunity to work closely with both feminist and visualization researchers. The successful candidate, who could come from a broad range of backgrounds, will have a shared physical presence at both departments.

The position consists of own research, and teaching within the area of the position, in collaboration with other co-workers in the Unit of Gender Studies and Media & Information Technology, and it includes dissemination of research results. The holder of the position is expected to have excellent collaboration skills and to be a constructive and creative co-worker in an interdisciplinary research environment. Part of the working tasks are developing cross faculty collaborations in critical data visualization as a research and teaching area within the Unit of Gender Studies and Media & Information Technology, and potentially participating in teaching at both basic and advanced levels.

Documented academic proficiency in the fields of Gender Studies and/or Data Visualization is a requirement for the position.

Documented academic proficiency in one or several or the following areas, is particularly qualifying:

  • Gender studies
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Feminist Technoscience
  • Critical Design Studies
  • Data Visualization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Research Through Design
  • Information Sciences

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: TEMA-2021-00230
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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About the Department

The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university.Read more at

About the Employer: Linköping University

Note or Other details

The workplaceTema Genus is a creative and dynamic unit with an international profile in interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and education. Gender Studies at Tema Genus spans a wide range of fields, for instance: feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, race, posthuman, environmental, dis/ability, body, science and cultural studies. Tema Genus also directs collaborative international research centers such as the excellence center GEXcel international Collegium and the postgraduate research training consortium interGender, and hosts a pioneering PhD programme, an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies-Intersectionality and Change, and single subject courses at MA-as well as BA-level. More information here:

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Contact details

Alma Persson, Head of division, tema Genus, +46 13 28 66 68,

Ericka Johnson,Professor, +46 13 28 44 54,

Carin Ennergård, HR-partner, +46 13 28 21 14,

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