Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the leading research and teaching environments for social and behavioural sciences in the country. Our researchers make the function and dynamics of society understandable, thereby creating opportunities to change society and to prevent social problems. Our research generates knowledge and solutions that contribute to effective social organisation, economic competitiveness, and socially sustainable development.

We are looking for at least 3 postdoc researchers with excellent research skills and a strong wish to contribute to our research Environment.

The position involves individual research (80%) and teaching (20%).

Qualifications and assessment
To be appointed as a postdoc requires a PhD in any of the following research subjects offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences: Communication and Media Studies, Education, Gender Studies, Human Ecology, Human or Economic Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Service Studies, Social Anthropology, Social Work, Sociology, Sociology of Law, or Sustainability Science. The PhD is to have been obtained within the past three (3) years at the time of the application deadline (exceptions can be made only under special circumstances). The PhD requirement must be fulfilled at the time of application.

The applicant should indicate a preferred host-department in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The basis for assessment is the ability to develop and conduct high quality research, as well as teaching skills.

Research expertise is primarily considered. The applicant must be able to demonstrate research expertise through the quality of their doctoral thesis and other publications. The applicant is to conduct research that addresses social resilience and that clearly relates to the research at the preferred host-department.

A research plan (maximum 4 pages) has to be submitted with the application. The research plan should define a research theme that deals with social resilience, paying particular attention to methodological and/or methods development. The concept “social resilience” should be broadly understood as the “ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change (Adger 2000).” The research plan should detail an application of the concept social resilience, show what research the applicant intends to pursue, how it advances methodological thinking and/or the use of empirical methods, and how it relates to the research at the preferred host-department.

The applications are assessed with regard to the following criteria: the relevance and strength of the research plan, and its links to the department’s research; the quality of the applicants research output, and its link to the department’s research profile; other qualifications proving the applicant’s research skills; teaching expertise within the faculty’s educational profile.

The application must include the following:
1. An explicit statement of a preferred host-department (Communication and Media, Gender Studies,
Human Geography, LUCSUS, Political Science, Psychology, Service Management and Service Studies, School of Social Work, Sociology, Sociology of Law, Strategic Communication)
2. A research plan that details an application of the concept social resilience, shows what research the applicant intends to pursue, how it advances methodological thinking and/or the use of empirical methods, and how it relates to the research at the preferred host-department, maximum 4 pages.
3. CV and copies of PhD degree certificate
4. List of publications
5. Up to three (3) representative publications
6. Contact information for three (3) references
Applications that do not include items 1-6, above, will not be considered.

A postdoc fellowship is a career development position specialising in research, and is to be an initial step in the applicant’s career.

Please note that a person who has previously been employed as a postdoc at Lund University for more than a year cannot be employed as a postdoc again within the same or similar subject at the University.

The University applies individually set salaries. Please state the salary requested in your application.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 3
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund/Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/955
  • Anders Kirchner, +46462227206
Published 11.Jun.2020
Last application date 17.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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