Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university. Our point of departure is a critical, reflective approach, and we seek to develop new ways of understanding established social phenomena, in order to benefit both scientific and social development.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Gender Studies with a focus on sustainable cities

formally based at the Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA)

Tema Genus is a creative and dynamic unit with an international profile in interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and education. Gender Studies at Tema Genus spans a wide range of fields, for instance: feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, race, posthuman, environmental, dis/ability, body, science and cultural studies. Tema Genus also directs collaborative international research centers such as the excellence center GEXcel international Collegium and the postgraduate research training consortium interGender, and hosts a pioneering PhD programme, an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies-Intersectionality and Change, and single subject courses at MA-as well as BA-level. More information here: https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema/temag

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time. The announced position is connected to research in the broad area of sustainable cities. It is part of the project “Sustainability means inclusivity: engaging citizens in early stage smart city development”. The project focuses on how cities can be designed in more inclusive and sustainable ways, and how a technology oriented smart cities-approach can be combined with a focus on citizens and their shifting needs and conditions. Work tasks include fieldwork in Swedish as well as collaborations with an international research group. More information about the project can be found here: https://liu.se/en/research/sustainability-means-inclusivity

The announced position includes research and teaching within the focused area, in collaboration with colleagues at the unit for gender studies, as well as dissemination of research. The successful applicant is expected to have good collaboration skills and be a creative and constructive colleague in an interdisciplinary research environment. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate actively with other researchers at the unit and contribute to the research environment.

In terms of formal educational background, we welcome applicants from gender studies, science- and technology studies, anthropology, sociology, urban and regional planning, or equivalent. We also welcome applicants with experience of interdisciplinary studies. Documented scientific excellence in the field of gender studies is a requirement. Documented scientific excellence in working with qualitative methods is a requirement. Documented scientific excellence in studies of sustainable cities is especially merited.

Documented scientific excellence in one or several of the following areas of study are merited:

  • Feminist technoscience
  • Intersectional gender studies
  • Participatory design, especially Living Labs
  • Social/cultural geography
  • Ethnographic fieldwork
  • Urban and regional planning
This position requires the holder to have good knowledge of Swedish and English.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Duties
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

Qualifications
The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date
September 1st, 2020.

Salary
The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest April 6, 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our Posdoc's within the Department of Thematic Studies are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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Contact person

Alma Persson

Head of Division

+46 13 28 66 68

alma.persson@liu.se

Katherine Harrison

Senior Lecturer

+46 13 28 17 71

katherine.harrison@liu.se

Camilla Junström Hammar

HR manager

+46 13 28 21 20

camilla.junstrom.hammar@liu.se