- before- 2023-08-15
- Temporary position
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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a Postdoc Researcher in History. The employment period is two years full-time (100%).
The research within the field of History contains social history, political history, population history, history of education, Sami history, military history, history of emotions and gender history. Read more of the research environment: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-historical-philosophical-and-religious-studies/research/our-research-subjects/history/
The Postdoc is expected to conduct independent historical research. In addition to research, part of the job consists in contributing to the research environment by actively participating in the historical research seminar and other research activities. Certain administrative tasks related to research activities might occur.
In order to be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow, it is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree within history. This qualification requirement must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the employment decision.
To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organizations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area.
Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education.
A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at Umeå University for more than a year within the same or equivalent discipline.
Both good writing and oral communication skills in English as well as good ability to work with others, are requirements for this position.
In the assessment of candidates, special importance will primarily be laid to the scientific merits of the candidates and then to the quality and feasibility of the research plan. In assessing the feasibility of the research plan, importance will be laid to how well the research proposed fits with the research environment in history at the department, and to the degree to which the research competence already available at the department would support this research.
The application must include:
- A brief description of the research interests and the reason for applying for the position
- List of publications (3-5 most relevant works, the thesis included)
- Copies of the PhD certificate and other relevant degrees
- Contact details of two reference persons
- Research plan, which describes the research to be carried out during the postdoctoral position (3-5 pages)
The application must be submitted through the electronic recruitment system Varbi no later than August 15, 2023.
The Postdoc is a two years’ full-time position (100%) starting on the 1st of November 2023 unless otherwise agreed. The candidate selected is required to be present in the environment to a high extent.
There are currently fewer female than male teachers and researchers in history, and we therefore especially encourage female candidates to apply.
For more information about the employment, contact Professor Åsa Karlsson Sjögren (+46-90 786 62 48, email@example.com) or Head of department, Jonas Nilsson (+46-90 786 99 90, firstname.lastname@example.org).
For information on the department, see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-historical-philosophical-and-religious-studies/
We look forward to receiving your application!
Admission- November 1, 2023 or by agreement
Application deadline- 2023-08-15
Registration number- AN 2.2.1-675-23
Jonas Nilsson, Head of department
Åsa Karlsson Sjögren , Professor