The UmArts Research Centre at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doc in interdisciplinary artistic research, which will be based at the Umeå Institute of Design in partnership with Molecular Biology. This research will contribute to the artistic research culture on campus as well as to the development of interdisciplinary arts research practices that generate a critical and creative discourse within the public realm.
UmArts invites applications from artistic researchers with an artistic or visual arts practice based doctoral degree or equivalent.
The post-doctoral researcher will be awarded a position for two years full time, with the potential to extend to three years, and will be appointed on a full salary with social costs. Candidates must be committed to living and working in Umeå, and/or developing a context specific research project in the region. The post-doc will be allocated an expense budget up to 20,000 SEK per year for conference participation or similar research-related expenses, subject to guidelines from the host department.
This position is one of two new UmArts post-docs based in the UmArts departments starting in Autumn 2022 at the earliest and January 2023 at the latest. The home departments are: Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) and Umeå Institute of Design (UID). Each post doc will be based at an UmArts home department, and will be affiliated with another department to develop joint research projects and activities.
These post-doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to produce a range of research outputs including open access research articles, visual arts practice, prototyping, writing, exhibition-making, architectural, urban and digital interventions, or performance, which shall drive the role of art and societal development forward. The post-docs will also play an active role in the UmArts programme, contributing to social events and annual symposia, leading research workshops and reading groups. Each post-doc will work independently on their own creative project with support from supervisors in their two departments and the Director of UmArts.