Postdoctoral researchers in human geography
Temporary position longer than 6 months
The Department of Geography seeks applications for 2 to 4 postdoc positions in human geography. The department has a broad research profile, both with regards to theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Examples of research themes are labour supply, tourism, regional development, interregional migration, international migration, second homes, rural conditions, urban dynamics 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 https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-geography/research/). The research should relate to sustainable development, and preferably to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, for example “Sustainable economic growth”, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, and resilient “, or “Sustainable tourism” (read more here https://sdgs.un.org/goals).
The employment contract starts in September 2021, for the duration of two years full time (up to 20 % could be devoted to departmental duties like teaching). The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to be active in department research environment and participate in departmental activities.
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.
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
For further information on the job position, contact the Head of department Emma Lundholm, (email@example.com). Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Institutionen för geografi
Department of Geography has around 40 employees and is part of the Social Science Faculty. For more information about the department, please visit: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-geography/
We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Emma Lundholm 090-786 71 72
Rikard Eriksson 090-786 74 16
SACO 090-786 53 65
SEKO 090-786 52 96
ST 090-786 54 31
Apply before 2021-03-31
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
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