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 is 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 department has a multidisciplinary profile, bringing together researchers from criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, medicine/psychiatry and law. Specific research areas are criminal careers, gender and crime, comparative studies, longitudinal studies, the geography of crime, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime prevention, drug abuse and mental illhealth. 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 Swedish doctoral degree in Criminology or an equivalent degree from another country. Ongoing or planned collaboration with a senior staff member at the Department of Criminology is required.

The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. 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 are 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 Marie Torstensson Levander, 

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Form of employment
Temporary position, one years full-time. The position can be prolonged beyond the first year.
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 Application
You 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 2019-05-22.

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
  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

Starting date
Start date as per agreement.

Union representatives
SACO-S Ann-Mari Campbell tel. 040-665 74 37
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Carl-Erik Blomberg tel: 040-665 82 89
OFR/S (ST) Naser Eftekharian tel: 040-665 76 49