Postdoctoral position in political science at Uppsala University

February 3, 2022

Uppsala University is looking for a new Postdoctoral fellow.

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15 February 2022

Uppsala University, Department of Government

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Government has been conducting research and educating students for nearly 400 years. Today the department provides a vibrant and internationally successful research and teaching environment. With around 50 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, the department is recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic countries. The department’s faculty consists of teachers and researchers covering all the major fields of political science.

Programme, Duties and Requirements

Uppsala University is looking for a postdoctoral fellow whose main duties (80%) are to conduct research within the project “Living as a survivor: a study of the political, social and economic integration of tsunami survivors”, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. The position also includes 20% teaching in political science. The research falls within the framework of societal security and the project description can be found here. The work includes research tasks in accordance with the project plan that has been granted research funding from the Swedish Research Council. The tasks include carrying out analyzes of register data, designing a survey, analyzing collected survey data and co-authoring scientific articles.

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research group working on the project, which is led by researcher Lina M. Eriksson at Uppsala University. Also participating is Kåre Vernby at Stockholm University. The research group intends to have a good collaboration in the form of continuous communication, regular meetings and co-writing of research articles.

Besides from a PhD, very good knowledge is required in quantitative methods, especially with a focus on experiments/causal identification and software for statistical analysis such as SPSS, STATA and/or R.

Further information

The employment is a temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement with possibility to be extended up to at most three years. The scope of the employment is 100% (80% research and 20% teaching). The earliest starting date is March 1, 2022, or by agreement. Placement: Uppsala.

Contact person

Lina M. Eriksson