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Syddansk Universitet

Syddansk Universitet

Indrykket 05-10-2020

PhD Fellowship (video-based methods for studying social practices)


A PhD fellowship on video-based methods for studying social practices is available at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, from 1 February 2021.

The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary research team in social interaction and design that works on video data from everyday life and institutional interactions. The research team has special interests in studying and designing for marginalized citizen groups and societal challenges related to areas such as healthcare, crime, language learning and integration.

The successful applicant is expected to design his or her own project that relates technology developments to video ethnography, e.g. hybrid realities and cross realities. For instance, developing innovative ways to use video-based methods in the study of social practices within a specified contextual setting.

The teaching obligations in the project will be beginner and advanced courses in video production as part of the departments educations in design and interaction studies. The successful applicant will share the responsibility for the departments video lab with colleagues who use the lab in their teaching.

We invite applications from candidates with interests in emerging video technologies and the integration of video with other technologies. 

The successful applicant for the position will

  • hold an MA degree in design, interaction studies, ethnography, linguistics or a related relevant social science;
  • have state of the art knowledge of video technology;
  • have a strong interest in becoming an expert in the study of social practices;
  • enjoy working as part of a team;
  • have good proficiency in academic English and - if the applicant does not speak Danish - be willing to learn Danish.

Further information is available from the Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: malu@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc. 

A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master's degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

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