Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Engaging Vulnerability research program
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Engaging Vulnerability (EV) is a multidisciplinary research program funded for ten years (2015-2025) by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds, and the Faculty of Arts. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop perspectives that engage vulnerability as a productive resource rather than a lack or privation. Currently, research within the program is being carried out in the disciplines of anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, rhetoric, media and communication, and comparative literature.
The program is now seeking a post-doc, 100%, from September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2019. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research that contributes to and develops the issues that are the focus of the EV program. A description of the program and its activities can be found on http://www.engagingvulnerability.se.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the program's research coordinator, Mats Hyvönen email@example.com.
Duties include conducting research and teaching one course (or its equivalent) per semester; i.e. two courses per year. Research may be newly established and/or may consist of transforming an unpublished doctoral dissertation into a monograph published by a leading international publisher. The position includes administrative duties. The successful applicant is expected to actively participate in the program’s seminars and activities, be a resource for the program's graduate students, and contribute to the development of a vibrant research environment. Therefore, the successful applicant is required to be in residence during the full length of all fall and spring semesters.
To be qualified for this position, applicants must have obtained their doctoral degree no earlier than three (3) years prior to the last date for applications (i.e. not earlier than November 29, 2013). Please note that anyone who has been previously employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University for more than a year is not eligible to be employed as a postdoc again in the same discipline, or a related one.
Assessment of the applications will be based primarily on the candidate's ability to conduct creative research of significant relevance to the EV program. For the purpose of evaluation, more emphasis will be placed on the quality and relevance of the scholarly work than on the number of publications. Ability to publish in relevant, high profile contexts is an important part of this position and evidence of such ability will be considered in the assessments.
The research field is open, and may be in the humanities, social sciences and/or the natural sciences. Research can focus on people, animals, the environment and/or it can be about phenomena or theoretical perspectives that extend and deepen the way we might think about vulnerability in new ways. The position requires the ability to work independently, good interpersonal skills, interest and ability to establish academic contacts around the world, the ability to formulate research questions in a way that arouses international interest, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey the research questions and results for a wide audience. The position will be based in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, which is the department that administers the research program.
Application procedure: Complete applications must be submitted electronically and contain the following:
- Copies of degree diplomas
- No more than two (2) scientific works (of which at least one should be a monograph or a compilation thesis)
- brief statement of scientific and educational activities (max two pages)
- research plan and its relation to the EV (max three pages)
- names and contact details of two referees
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different backgrounds, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salary.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2016-11-30, UFV-PA 2016/2977.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Stefan Djurström, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/2977
Last application date: 2016-11-30
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