1 post-doc Historical GIS, 4 years, ERC-CoG History of Mediterranean Science

The DEEPMED Project (Discovering the Deep Mediterranean Environment: A History of Science and Strategy, 1860-2020) at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), funded by the European Research Commission (Consolidator Grant) is seeking:

1 Post-doc, full time; 4 years:
  • PhD (awarded by the time of appointment) in history, geography, digital humanities, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Historical GIS as well as statistics and (preferably) bibliometric methods.
  • Solid programming skills in databases, digital mapping, and programming languages.
  • Peer-reviewed publications with affinity with the project’s topic.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Spanish.
  • Willingness to work in teams and willingness to contribute to the development of a research and dissemination structure.

Led by PI Lino Camprubí, DEEPMED explores the historical discovery of the 3D Mediterranean in three different but interrelated domains: science and technology, strategy, and environment. Its main hypothesis is that the co-evolution of scientific and strategic approaches to the deep Mediterranean environment transformed conceptions of this sea. Please find more information here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101002330

In coordination with the PI and other team members, the selected candidate will oversee the project’s Historical Geographic Information System (HGIS) component, designing a database (defining its structure and data format), planning and conducting spatial analysis approaches and tools, and defining visualization strategies, including in particular interactive maps.

The position is scheduled to start on September 1st, 2022. The final salary is to be determined later in the selection process.

Application deadline: 1 June, 2022. Application materials:
  • CV (listing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities, including in particular digital projects and publications).
  • Cover letter (with applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position).
  • 1 or 2 letters of recommendation.

Please send applications (and questions) to deepmedapplications@gmail.com