Research work available

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Humanities / Social Science

Funding is available for a postdoctoral researcher for three years as part of the Human Sciences – Computing Interaction research agenda ( at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (a major strategic profiling initiative at the University of Helsinki).

Particularly, we desire people whose interests would align with developing tools and workflows to study complex phenomena in massive collections of text and structured data. Application areas include how the relationship between politics and media has developed in the 21st century, how claims to fame are argued in EU food origin protection requests, what the geographical and dialectical distribution of themes in folk poetry is, how the public sphere developed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and more.

To apply for the position, contact Eetu Mäkelä at with 1) a CV and 2) a brief statement outlining how your expertise could contribute to the specified research area (for further details of which, see the HSCI research agenda page at Also people near to completing their PhD theses are eligible to apply.