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DIZH digitalization initiative seeks digital humanities postdocs

The University of Zurich (UZH), the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) are collaborating together on the digitalization initiative, “Digitalisierungsinitiative der Zürcher Hochschulen” (DIZH) over the next 10 years. In the context of the DIZH’s research cluster, UZH has created a number of postdoc positions.

The DIZH promotes research on digitalization through its three clusters: research, innovation, and education. Several three-year postdoc openings in the research cluster are now being advertised by the UZH Digital Society Initiative (DSI).

The DIZH postdoc positions are for excellent researchers at the outset of their academic career, carrying out interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research on topics closely linked to digitalization and its impact on society Possible fields of research may include digital health, digital ethics, religion and digitalization, digital humanities, legal tech, computational science, digitalization in education, and communication. Applications from all disciplines are welcome and topics and research questions are open.

Application details

Candidates should apply with an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional project, with a vision on how they want to contribute to the reputation of Zurich as a center of excellence and knowledge regarding all aspects of digitalization. A PhD degree and very good command of English, written and oral, are a prerequisite.

Applications should be emailed as PDFs by January 31st, 2021 to, and should include a cover letter, CV, copy of a university-level diploma, and a project outline (five pages maximum) with a timeline.

View the job opening on the UZH website.