Södertörn University

Postdoctoral research fellow in Social Work

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Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 13 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

The School of Social Sciences offers research and education in Business Studies, International Relations, Journalism, Economics, Public Law, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Political Science. The school specialises in how people interact, socially and psychologically, in terms of politics, economics, law, and the media. Research at the school ranges from individual wellbeing to interactions between nation states. We have nationally and internationally recognised researchers who head research projects in our strategic research areas, which include the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship; Art, Culture and the Economy; Social Movements; Public Procurement and Political Psychology.

As a postdoctoral research fellow in Social Work, you will join a research environment that offers multidisciplinary perspectives and an advanced curriculum. Social Work at Södertörn University is distinguished by its lively research and teaching environment. Our research fields include: families, children, and youths; ageing; disability; addiction; health; urban studies; segregation; civil society and social movements; the welfare state and globalization; professions and organizations. Teaching and research staff in Social Work have a high level of involvement with national and international research networks. For more information on Social Work at Södertörn University, read here.

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This position is full time and is limited to a period of 24 months. During this period, the position is fully funded. The salary is subject to an annual increase in accordance with university regulations. Start date as agreed.

Application procedure
For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link "ansök" (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application must be written in English and must include:

  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Dissertation at third-cycle level in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish Swedish, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14 000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation).
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1500 and 3000 words (excl references). The project’s relevance to the subject, the research project and the research area must be clear.
  • two references, with contact details.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Application deadline
The application deadline is on the 3rd of April 2023.

Additional information
Dominika V. Polanska, Social Work, project manager, dominika.polanska@sh.se
Elzbieta Korolczuk, Ethnology, project member, elzbieta.korolczuk@sh.se
Lovisa Henricsson, Human Resources Officer, School of Social Sciences, lovisa.henricsson@sh.se

Welcome with your application! On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application. An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected. The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid. Södertörn University may apply CV review. Union representatives: SACO: info.saco@sh.se ST: st@sh.se SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Postdoctoral research fellow in Social Work
Alfred Nobels allé 7 Huddinge, Sweden
Application deadline
2023-04-03 23:59:59
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