Postdoc Researcher Position in Umea University, Sweden

2 Postdoctoral Researchers Position in Human Geography – Umeå University, Sweden, May 2022


Umeå University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in human geography, at the Department of Geography, Sweden – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 2 Years
Contract Period: Sep 2022
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Geography

Umeå University (UMU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

In order to be qualified for the position, the person must have achieved a doctoral degree in geography with a focus on human geography or equivalent. The main assessment criteria for the appointment are documented research skills and academic track record. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this time period may be taken into consideration if special circumstances exist. Postdoctoral students who will teach or supervise should have relevant education.

We also want you to be flexible in your work; you should take initiative and be able to work independently. We want you to take full responsibility for the task at hand. The work also requires you to collaborate with others within and outside Umeå University.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The department has a broad research profile, both with regards to theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Examples of research themes are economic geography, tourism and second homes, regional development, interregional and international migration, rural conditions, urban dynamics, rural-urban relations and adaptation to climate change.

The project and duties

Your work as a postdoc consists of qualified research in within human geography that can contribute to the development of existing research themes at the department (read more about our researchers and ongoing projects here As applicant you may identify your own research but we prioritize applications that connects to ongoing research at the department.

About employment

The employment contract starts in September 2022, for the duration of two years full time (up to 20 % could be devoted to departmental duties like teaching). The location of the position is Umeå and the postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to be active in the department research environment and participate in daily departmental activities.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: AN 2.2.1-562-22

Application Procedure

Applications are accepted via system Varbi. The application should contain:

- a complete CV, including full publication list

- a research plan describing the applicant's research interests in relation to the position (max. 3 pages)

- the applicant's three most representative publications

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Contact details

For further information on the job position, contact the Head of department Emma Lundholm,  ([email protected]).

Rikard Eriksson

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