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HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Postdoctor in contemporary photography and (natural) science

Image above: Susanne Fagerlund, "Nature is in a state of flux #1" (2022)

HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design at the University of Gothenburg and the Hasselblad Foundation have a long-term collaboration with the purpose to support the exploration and development of the relations between photography and science. Within this framework, we are now seeking an artist/photographer whose interest lies in the field of (natural) science for a 2-year postdoc position, starting in January 2024.

The successful applicant will be able to define their own project within the framework of photography and (natural) science. The position is open to projects and ideas for collaboration between artistic and scientific applications which may, for instance, comprise visualisation of environmental and climate-related challenges, humanity’s relation to natural resources, or a posthuman/non-human/AI or similar approach at the intersection between photography and (natural) sciences. The postdoc position can also be linked to current projects at HDK-Valand and the Hasselblad Foundation, as well as to the growing platform in Gothenburg, which comprises various actors within and outside the world of academia who are working with visualisation linked to science and sustainable societal development.

Applications for the postdoc position can be addressing innovative relations between art and science, for example visual representation and visualisation in the field of natural science, virtual remote research, research communication and narration with XR technologies, and the collection and processing of visual data in research. Applications will also be assessed from the perspective of critical approach and ethical consciousness.

Duties, eligibility, assessment criteria and employment

For information on duties, eligibility, assessment criteria and employment, read the full announcement.
Postdoctor in contemporary photography and (natural) science

How to apply

You apply through the recruitment portal of the University of Gothenburg. For instructions on how to apply go to Postdoctor in contemporary photography and (natural) science

Deadline for applications: 15 August, 2023

Additional information

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