Apply for Postdoc on Frictions between Data Infrastructure and Energy Grids

Please spread the word and apply for this excellent opportunity with associate professor Julia Velkova located at the Department of Technology and Social Change at LiU.

Post-Doc position on frictions between data infrastructure and energy grids

We are currently looking to hire a post-doc to join our new project  “Megabytes vs Megawatts: Understanding Infrastructural Frictions between Data Centers and Energy Grids for Sustainable Digitalization” funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. 

The project aims to study societal conflicts and sociotechnical imaginaries around “sustainability” that arise at the intersection between energy-intense data infrastructure and energy grids in transition. The project draws upon interdisciplinary perspectives, combining critical studies of media infrastructures; environmental media; anthropology, and science and technology studies (STS). The postdoc is expected to conduct critical qualitative, empirical research, focusing on the interplay between data infrastructure and energy in relation to sustainability. Candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds are eligible for the position, including media studies, science and technology studies, anthropology, sociology, human geography, political science or related fields.

The post-doc position is full time, for 2 years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. A certain amount of teaching will be part of the post-doc duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.

Deadline to apply: 28 February
More information about the position and link to the application form:  https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies/21055
More information about the project: http://juliavelkova.org/megabytes-vs-megawatts-data-vs-energy/



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