Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 20150831
Extent: 80 %
Location: Centre for European Research, Göteborgs universitet
First day of employment: 20130901
Reference number: PER 2013/47
The Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU), Sweden, hereby announces 2 two-year postdoctoral research positions.
CERGU promotes multidisciplinary research on a broad range of European issues that are of interest to both the humanities and the social sciences. Researchers at CERGU focus, for example, on issues concerning migration and European integration, nationalism, languages and culture, judicial politics, decision-making and lobbying in the EU institutions, relations between Europe and the rest of the world, and matters of gender, trade, citizenship and sustainable development. The spatial and temporal parameters of CERGU research are broad as is the level of analysis. CERGU scholarship ranges from local to global perspectives on Europe.
CERGU welcomes research situated within and combining different fields of both the humanities and social sciences (including economics and law), and on any of the above mentioned or related topics. Applicants are encouraged to explain how their proposed research contributes to and can benefit from the ongoing research at CERGU. To this end, the applicants are invited to consult the CERGU homepage or directly contact relevant researchers (see more under “Further Information”).
The appointees shall independently conduct their own research and also take part in the planning and execution of CERGU activities. In addition, postdoctoral researchers are expected to actively participate in the seminar activities at CERGU and regularly present his/her research at international conferences. The appointed postdoctoral researcher will be financed by CERGU (80 per cent), but affiliated with and located in one of the university’s departments matching the researcher’s academic discipline. It may thus be possible to reach an agreement with this department about additional teaching or administrative duties up to 20 per cent, i.e. in total a fulltime position. Start date is the 1st of September 2013, or by agreement with the appointee.
Doctoral degree in humanities or social science disciplines (including economics and law), or a set date for the thesis defense. The degree must have been completed within the three years preceding the application deadline and applicants must not have previously been employed as a post-doctoral researcher.
CERGU's Steering Group will assess the applications and the final appointment will be made in consultation with the relevant department. In assessing candidates, particular attention will be given to scientific proficiency. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality of the proposed research that would be conducted within the position and on previous scientific merits. The application must include information on which publications are expected during the two-year period.
The researcher will be financed by CERGU but affiliated with and located in one of the departments at the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences, or the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Being a network-based research centre, CERGU gathers its researchers around many activities, ranging from weekly breakfasts and regular working seminars to bigger conferences, creating a welcoming and stimulating atmosphere for both scientific and social interchange. Together with its sister organization, the Centre for European Studies (CES), CERGU also promotes the integration of teaching and research on European issues. Many of the researchers affiliated with CERGU are involved in teaching courses and programs for European Studies, as well as disciplinary courses within their home departments.
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Linda Berg, Director
+46 31 786 4062
Mats Andrén, Steering Group Chairman
+46 31 786 4476
Birgitta Jännebring, Research Coordinator
+46 31 786 4286
Please apply online.
Applications must include: reference number, description of the research that the applicant proposes to conduct as a CERGU postdoc (max 12 000 characters plus references), curriculum vitae, thesis and max 2 additional publications, and the names and contact information of three referees.
Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 711
SE-405 30 Göteborg
Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.