Postdoc position: Topological Atlas (Mapping contemporary borderscapes) 337 views

The Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment at TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) are seeking to appoint a postdoc researcher to help support an ERC funded project, Topological Atlas: Mapping contemporary borderscapes. The project works across three border sites, Pakistan-Iran, Iran-Turkey and EU-UK, producing visual counter-geographies that combine digital mapping and story-telling techniques with a participative approach that attends to those who are at the margins of traditional geopolitical inquiry.

Responsibilities:
  • The selected candidate’s main responsibility will be the development and production of a digital mapping platform utilising WebGL and JavaScript technologies.
  • As an integral part of a collaborative research team, they will produce spatial analyses of the legal, bureaucratic and security regimes of the borders under study, as well as producing visual representations of the border based on qualitative interviews conducted with migrants and refugees.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold PhD in relevant subject area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in relevant research area
  • Experience of working on projects that utilise geographical or spatial analysis and visualisation techniques
  • Strong coding skills including a familiarity with WebGL and JavaScript libraries
  • Demonstrable ability to engage creatively and experimentally through coding and prototyping
  • Demonstrable interest in or knowledge of security and surveillance technologies deployed at geopolitical borders

Applications:

Apply online and include a detailed CV including portfolio of design work and list of publications, along with a short motivation letter addressing interests and describing how the candidate fit in the advertised position, name and contact details of two references and an proof of language skills (if applicable).

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Organization TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Architecture
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 5 March 2021
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