The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) announces a Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity with the Data Afterlives project (NSF SES-2020183), with a special focus on the data management and digital preservation of National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research. To start on September 1, 2021, this one-year postdoctoral position is renewable for a second year. The salary will be $54,000 per year, plus a standard package of benefits.
Working with professors Amelia Acker (UT iSchool) and Megan Finn (UW iSchool), the Data Afterlives Postdoctoral Research Fellow will explore how the NSF’s data management policy mandate and data management plans have shaped cultures of data sharing and the data life-cycles of federally funded science.
The Fellow will be expected to pursue individual research and collaborative research, collecting and analyzing data; writing up results, attending regular meetings and reporting progress to PIs, supervising and directing GRAs on the collaborative project. Approximately 40% of the fellow’s time will be spent on independent research, and the fellowship does not include the obligation to teach. In addition to research, the fellow will assist in project-related administration, events, and public communication of results. The School of Information encourages applicants with a PhD or equivalent degrees in information science, science and technology studies, history of science, or sociology.