General information 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. 

Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies
The present position will be part of the research programme Organisational and Social Safety Climate in Human Service Organisations – Developing Proactive Approaches and Tools for Research, Practice and Intervention (OSSC) conducted at the Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies (CTA). The OSSC programme is financed by Forte and the overall aim is to develop organisational and social safety climate as a theoretical and empirical construct that can contribute to a sustainable working environment in the context of Human Service Organisations (HSOs). The research group at CTA is multidisciplinary and has a broad competence in different theoretical approaches and research methods. CTA is connected to the department of Urban Studies and the area of Leadership and organisation. 

About the post-doctoral position
The postdoc position is for 2 years and mainly involves research. The main task is to conduct intervention research related to the research programme OSSC. The post-doc will be involved in all aspects of the research process, including project planning, research design, empirical analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. Teaching and other duties may also be included, but up to no more than 20 percent of the working hours. 

Besides conducting intervention research, the applicant is expected to take part of activities such as seminars and conferences at CTA and Malmö university. 

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, in a relevant subject within social sciences. The PhD should be completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. 

Selection criteria
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based in their research qualifications and potential as researchers. 

These are the assessment criteria: 

  • Documented experience of conducting intervention studies related to work life
  • Documented experience of working in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Quality of the research proposal (originality, feasibility, outcomes)
  • Good ability to develop and conduct high quality research within the field including
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to display rigour in problem formulations and research plans
    • Theoretical and methodological skills within the relevant fields
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swedish in both speech and writing
  • Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines
  • a sustainable and more equal society
  • Publications

Head of department, Kerstin Sandell, Urban Studies,
Director for CTA, Sandra Jönsson,
General employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecka Forslund, Human Resources, 

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

You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the advertised position and your application must be received no later than 2019-03-01. 

The application consists of the following elements:

  1. Personal letter with motivation
  2. CV including contact information to two reference persons
  3. List of scientific work relevant to the employment
  4. A preliminary research plan including its relevance for the research programme OSSC (max 5 pages) The research plan should preferably cover purpose and aim, research questions, account of methodological approach and data as well as theoretical framework.
  5. Main publications no more than 5, including the PhD thesis
  6. Grades and certificates

See also Malmö University appointment rules (Link to Policy and guidance document)

If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK2.2.1-2019/21 to, HR-department, Malmö högskola, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK2.2.1-2019/21. 

Additional information
The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of two years. 

At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply. 

Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities. 

Starting date
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement 

Union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson,
OFR, Martin Reissner,