Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CFA: Postdoctoral Position at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: June 11, 2018

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) is a multi-disciplinary research unit that transcends boundaries between law, humanities and social sciences. It provides an innovative research environment striving to achieve excellence. At the moment, IRES is home to close to 35 researchers.

Duties: As a postdoc, you primarily conduct your own research in the subject area. The position may include some teaching and administration corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Qualifications: To qualify for the post doc-position a doctoral degree in humanities or social science or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate. Doctoral degrees must be completed no more than three years before the end of the application period. In special circumstances the PhD can have been completed earlier, including leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave etc.

The applicant must be fluent in English. In the selection of applicants, particular importance will be attached to scientific skill and previous research within the subject field as well as how well the proposed research fits into the Institute's other research profile. In addition, the applicant should be highly motivated, able to work in groups and in other social contexts and have a strong ability for critical thinking and structured work. Great importance will be attached to these skills.

Additional qualifications: As the research takes place in a multidisciplinary forum, good collaborative ability and interest in multidisciplinary research are important characteristics. Knowledge of Russian language.

Starting date: 1 September or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary full time position (100%) of two years.

Working in Sweden: Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. Postdocs are full-time employees, with standard salaries and paid holiday. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.

The application should contain a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 2 page), a list of publications, a copy of the doctoral certificate, a copy of the PhD thesis (or a draft thereof), and two references (names and contact details). Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

To apply please visit Uppsala University webpage http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=209636

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