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Postdoctor in Political Science at Lund University


This job opportunity is posted by Lund University.

The Department of Political Science announces one vacant position as a 2-year postdoctoral fellow with an orientation towards global governance, multi-stakeholder partnerships and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda. The postdocoral position will be part of a 4-year research program Transformative partnerships for sustainable development: Assessing synergies, effectiveness and legitimacy of UN multi-stakeholder across SDGs to achieve the 2030 Agenda, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas). A postdoctoral fellowship within the same research program is also vacant at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University.


1 October 2022.

Main responsibilities 

The main responsibility for the postdoctoral fellow is to conduct research within the research program in collaboration with other projects participants. Research tasks will involve data collection of various kinds, data analysis, interviews, and dissemination of results through publications in scholarly journals and conferences presentations as well as certain project coordination and reporting. Research should concern multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development/the 2030 Agenda with a focus on questions related to legitimacy, accountability, and meta-governance. The position consists in 80 percent research and 20 percent administrative tasks and/or teaching. 


The position involves at least two year full-time employment, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances according to the Swedish national agreement Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor. The starting date is at the earliest in November 2022 or as per agreement.

About the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Lund University combines ancient traditions with modern research and education. The department safeguards disciplinary breadth and diversity and has long been successful in competition for external research funding. Key research fields include democracy and democratisation, power and administration, diplomacy, peace and conflict, intelligence analysis, political psychology, gender, environmental policy and welfare. The strong research profile of the Department of Political Science is reflected in its teaching. The educational environment has long been strongly international.