1-2 postdoctoral research positions at the Department of Criminology


Ref REK2020/256

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty of Health and Society
Our education and research are conducted with the vision of promoting health and participation. The faculty conducts research that focuses on societal problems and seeks solutions in several fields of research. We develop leading professional education programs that provide healthcare, social work and enterprises with competent staff. Our education and research are located in three locations in Malmö.

Department of Criminology
The research profile at the Department of Criminology has broad scope and diversity. It addresses both fundamental aspects of crime and its explanation and applied topics of criminal justice and its response to crime. Within the departments research significant weight is given, in part, to the understanding of how the interaction between individual, contextual and societal processes cause crime and related problems, whilst other areas address how work within crime prevention and insecurity can become knowledge-based. The research integrates theory and the empirical and forms the basis for theory development and its application within areas designated to prevent and react to crime. The subject is interdisciplinary, which implies the collection and integration of theoretical and methodological concepts and also applications from different knowledge fields.

The research covers an array of different questions that, on the whole, falls into four areas of focus; The development of crime and its causes, The geographical variation of criminality and insecurity, Victimology, and Prevention and intervention research. Within these subsequent areas there exists practical and applied elements.

Our research is being developed in close cooperation with local and national organizations and authorities as well as with national and international academic partners.

About the position
The position entails self-initiated research as well as in collaboration with other staff members at the Department of Criminology, Malmö University. Teaching up to 20 % is also included. As a postdoctoral fellow, you are expected to bring plans for your own research, collaborate with colleagues at the department, participate in higher seminar and other research activities. You are expected to perform high level research and publish in international, scientific journals.

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. As an applicant, you are expected to hold a PhD in Criminology or any other relevant discipline such as sociology, psychology, or political science. Ongoing or planned research should be aligned to the departments research profile and areas of focus (see https://mau.se/en/research/research-subjects/criminology/

The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for application. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, particular weight will be given to research proficiency. Weight will also be given to cooperation skills.

We are looking for a flexible, communicative and collaborative candidate. Independence and strong motivation is expected. Proficiency in the Swedish language is not required. We do however require that you possess excellent English language skills.

For more information contact
Head of department Anna-Karin Ivert, anna-karin.ivert@mau.se
HR-specialist, Jill Moberger, jill.morberger@mau.se 
Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Form of employment
Temporary position, two years full-time.
Malmö University is a place of work and a university that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where equality and equal opportunities add value to our business. At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.The ApplicationYou apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “apply/ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 2021-01-03

The application shall include the following:

  1. Cover page with application reference number and your contact details
  2. A personal letter, regarding your motivations and skills. The letter should also include a short description of planned research and how it relates to the departments research profile and areas of focus.
  3. CV including brief summaries of scientific, teaching and other academic activities and competences, including a list of publications
  4. Three selected publications
  5. Certificate of PhD degree
  6. Contact info to three reference persons

The educational qualifications may be documented with guidance from Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University.  
See also Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK2020/256 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK2020/256

Start date
Start date as per agreement, preferably spring 2021

Union representatives
SACO-S Desirée anvir tel 040-665 7008
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Carl-Erik Blomberg tel: 040-665 82 89
OFR/S (ST) Naser Eftekharian tel: 040-665 76 49

We are looking forward to receiving your application!


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