Thursday, October 10, 2013

If you're not working on your PhD, maybe you should be. Here's an opportunity.

Thinking about pursuing a PhD? Interested in workplace studies? There's a fantastic opportunity in Austin. Two, actually.

UT's School of Information has two fantastic opportunities in their Information Work Research Group: 
We invite applications for two fully funded PhD positions, starting in August 2014, available for incoming doctoral students to join our study of information work in the Information Work Research Group, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. 
Applications are due November 15, 2013 (see below). The faculty and students in the IWRG undertake empirical and analytical studies of information workers in their workplaces, exploring how work and occupations are changing. We draw primarily on ethnography, participant observation, interviews, historical analysis and archival analysis to explore occupations such as records managers, remote financial professions, digital humanists, data analysts, open source software developers and online community managers.
The School of Information is full of sharp, talented people who, honestly, have much better offices than mine. They're right across from the Clay Pit and the Dog & Duck. And their research is really interesting. If you fit the bill, do consider this opportunity