Researcher in Political Science with orientation towards Comparative Environmental Policy


Ref. No. SU FV-0407-24

at the Department of Political Science. Closing date: 13 February 2024.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The Department aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education.

Project description
The position will be associated with the Comparative Policy Laboratory (COMPLAB) module in the national infrastructure DEMSCORE financed by the Swedish Research Council. COMPLAB is a joint research venture devoted to the study of comparative policy, consisting of partners from Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, SOFI, Stockholm university, and Department of Political Science, Uppsala University. The successful applicant will be part of a team of researchers studying causes and consequences of public policy making in the issue areas of environment, welfare, and migration in a cross-national and longitudinal perspective.

Main responsibilities
The position involves data collection, project management tasks and teaching. In particular, the researcher will be responsible for coordinating and managing the collection of comparative environmental policy data.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in political science or in an adjacent discipline. In addition, a successful candidate will have one or several of the following skills:

  • A strong background in quantitative methods and/or data science
  • Experience of data collection, curation, and management
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, SQL or R
  • Experience of machine learning and/or NLP techniques
  • Ability to work in a research team
  • Research experience of environmental politics and policy.

In the appointment process, strong emphasis will be placed on data management and research skills demonstrated in scientific publications and reports. Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant´s ability to work in a research team. 

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for 12 months with a strong possibility of extension. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Andreas Duit, telephone: +46 8 16 28 69,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 13/02/2024

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