Project Researcher at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR)


Ref REK 2022/117

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.


The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty hosts two of the university’s five research centres as well as four research platforms.

Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.


The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs in IMER and Global Politics as well as two Ph.D. programmes in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), Collaborative Future-Making (CFM) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).  

Read more about the Department of Global Political Studies here. 

Work duties

The project researcher will commit to conducting active research in accordance with project outline submitted in the application. The project researcher will also present their research at a RUCARR seminar, participate in other seminars at RUCARR and Global Political Studies and will make themselves available for consultations with junior scholars and PhD candidates at the department and at the research platform.

Read more about the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) here.


Those who have completed a doctoral degree or have corresponding scientific competence are eligible to be appointed as project researcher. 

Specific requirements for this position:

  • PhD degree on a topic relevant to the RUCARR regional focus of research (Russia, the Caucasus region, including relations with adjacent countries).
  • Documented research experience aligned with current research priorities and fields of expertise among RUCARR staff.
  • Good proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Additional proficiency in a language of the RUCARR region.

In addition to formal competence, University's employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way.

Assesment criteria

Expertise in the specific field relevant to the appointment in question will be the primary point of evaluation. Other expertise relevant to the appointment may also be used to assess eligibility.

The assessment of candidates will mainly be based on their research proposal and their qualifications and track record as researchers. The assessment criteria are excellence of research, track record of publications and goodness of fit with RUCARR research priorities and field of competence.

Further information

Professor Bo Petersson ( and Professor Karina Vamling (

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You apply for this position via Malmö University's recruitment system by clicking on the "Apply" button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the job advertisement, and that it is submitted to the University no later than 2022-05-25. The application must be written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages. As an applicant, you are responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

Merits and qualifications must be documented according to Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers 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 REK 2022/117 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 REK 2022/117.  

According to Malmö University’s qualifications portfolio, the application must include:

  • Documentation of research expertise

The application must also include:

  • Personal qualifications portfolio (personal data, employment history, publication record) 
  • Copies of degree certificates and other relevant certificates
  • A proposal concerning the research to be carried out during the month-long stay at Malmö University. 
  • The primary scientific works to be considered (maximum three)


This is a temporary position to be held during one month (100 %). Travel expenses and accommodation in Malmö will be covered.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date

15 October 2022 or by earliest convenience and agreement in 2022.

Union representatives

Saco-S Rebecka Johansson,
OFR/ST, Martin Reissner,


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 25/05/2022 by clicking the apply button.